Criminal Defence

Reach out to us for help, and our Criminal Defence Solicitors will be supporting you from day one.

We at Ashmans Solicitors have established an excellent reputation as one of the leading criminal defence firms in serious Criminal Law.

Our criminal defence solicitors work tirelessly for our clients and know that a forward-thinking, dynamic approach is always best. Always to ensure that our clients get the best possible criminal defence.

Serious crimes are tried before the crown court and these cases require detailed preparation. This includes reading through complex and extensive prosecution material. At Ashmans Solicitors our experienced criminal lawyers will work 24/7 to ensure the best possible outcome of your case.

Our personnel includes  highly rated solicitor advocates with higher rights of audience. Furthermore we also have experienced caseworkers, who bring a wealth of experience in serious criminal matters. These include: serious assaults, murder, large scale fraud and organised drug cases.

Over the years, Ashmans Solicitors have established strong relationships with some of the leading barristers in the country. This allows us to match the expertise of these individuals with each particular criminal defence case.

If you are facing questioning by the police, you should call us immediately on: 0333 009 6275.

Ashmans Solicitors offer free legal advice and representation whilst our clients are at the police station. There is no charge for this, irrespective of a clients’ financial position. What is said in the police station is often important to a criminal defence and therefore it is vital that you get the best advice.

Instructing Ashmans Solicitors at the outset of a case is priceless to one’s criminal defence. Whatever the time of day or night, members of our expert and dedicated team will respond to urgent calls for assistance. They will also attend the police station and be present during your questioning.

Criminal Law Practice Areas

Below are just some of the types of cases that Ashmans Solicitors repeatedly deal with.

Legal Aid / Legal Costs

We hold a legal aid contract with the legal services commission and we will advise you as to your eligibility for legal aid. If you are not eligible, we can offer you competitive rates and possibly even fixed fees. Of course depending on your circumstances. Contact us now to discuss your legal needs.

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Why Choose Us for your Criminal Law case?

  • We have experienced criminal lawyers available for you 24/7.
  • No matter when you need us, we will be there for you.
  • Our reputation as a leading defence firm in general and serious crime cases is built on the strength we have in creating viable defences.
  • Our criminal law team are highly skilled and experienced, ensuring that you have the best defence possible in your case.
  • We explore all possible options, whilst preparing for your defence case.
  • We will attend the police station to offer you independent legal advice free of charge, as you will need to be clear about where you stand from the outset.
  • Whether you are facing a general criminal case, or facing more serious charges, we’ll place our reputable team of criminal defence solicitors behind you.
  • We have access to some of the best criminal barristers and advocates (an advocate can speak on your behalf in court) which means you will have an outstanding team available to represent you.
About Us

Notable cases

Your Justice is Our Mission.

R-v-LF Leeds Crown Court

The defendant in this case was a qualified Certified Accountant. She was originally arrested and interviewed for conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud totalling sums going into millions of pounds.

Read more about "R-v-LF Leeds Crown Court"

Operation Janitor

Operation Janitor was a large-scale VAT fraud investigated and prosecuted by SOCA. The fraud involved nearly 20 companies and abuse of the zero-rated vat reclaims system for new build properties.

Read more about "Operation Janitor"

R-v-TA Leeds Crown Court

In this case the defendant along with four others was charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice arising out of an accident in which a person died following a road traffic collision.

Read more about "R-v-TA Leeds Crown Court"

R-v-AA & Others Hull Court

The prosecution allege that our client along with a number of other defendants has been involved in a conspiracy to transfer criminal property being valued in tens of thousands of pounds.

Read more about "R-v-AA & Others Hull Court"

R-v-NF Bradford Crown Court

A number of defendant’s in this case were charged with conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud and money laundering in of an overall sum approaching £1m.

Read more about "R-v-NF Bradford Crown Court"

"Operation Caring Today" Preston Crown Court

Ashman’s Solicitors successfully secures acquittal in a high profile fraud and money laundering case.

Read more about ""Operation Caring Today" Preston Crown Court"

R-v-MD & Others Old Bailey

The defendant along with a number of others was alleged to have murdered the deceased arising as a result of a revenge attack.

Read more about "R-v-MD & Others Old Bailey"

R-v-AA & Others Huntingdon Crown Court

The Defendant, along with 4 others, was charged with entering into an arrangement to launder the proceeds of crime totalling in excess of £1 million.

Read more about "R-v-AA & Others Huntingdon Crown Court"

R-v-AN Bradford Crown Court

The Defendant, a Company Director, was charged with fraud by false representation amounting to over £660,000.

Read more about "R-v-AN Bradford Crown Court"

R-v-CV Leeds Crown Court

The Defendant was charged with fraud by false representation in relation to his role with two companies plus a further charge of theft relating to an alleged loss to David Brown Ltd said to be over £113,000.

Read more about "R-v-CV Leeds Crown Court"

R-v-SA Snaresbrook Crown Court

This was a highly publicised case involving the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The Defendant was charged with fraud by false representation.

Read more about "R-v-SA Snaresbrook Crown Court"

R-v-TC & Others Operation Aquamarine Southwark Crown Court

The Defendant was charged with conspiracy to defraud Barclays Private Client International Bank by obtaining mortgage loans to which the Crown allege they were not entitled to.

Read more about "R-v-TC & Others Operation Aquamarine Southwark Crown Court"


Don't take our word for it

Ashmans Solicitors were completely professional in their approach from start to finish. They kept me informed of my case throughout and I was overjoyed with the outcome and service.

Jill Buckley
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