the criminal and regulatory defence lawyers

Expert regulatory, fraud and criminal defence lawyers who have garnered a reputation as one of the UK’s leading criminal law firms. Based in Manchester but serving the whole of the UK. We have been fighting for justice for our clients for over 35 years.

The team has the expertise and knowledge to defend people facing charges in all aspects of criminal law. Our solicitors have provided services in the following areas:

White Collar Financial Crime and Fraud, Criminal Offences, Inquests, Police Interview Advice, Prison Law, Regulatory and Professional Discipline, Driving Offences.

We provide comprehensive legal advice and guidance on cases, assisting people at all stages of prosecution, from initial arrest and investigation through to police station interviews and court proceedings, including Magistrates Court, Crown Court and the Court of Appeal. Our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can rest assured that you will have access to support when you require it.

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I was charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and sent for trial to Manchester crown court. I chose Burtoncopeland solicitors to represent me on recommendation and their firm's profile. I selected Yvonne to represent me. Yvonne was my light during a dark period of my life. She gave me hope, strength and laughter making the whole court ordeal a much easier journey. Being a professional and being unfairly charged for perverting the court of justice came as a huge shock to myself and took up a year and a half of my life, emotions and thoughts. Yvonne thankfully was my star who enriched me with her bright vibes and positive spirits and helped me in the most wonderful and genuine of ways. She became not just my solicitor but a dear friend. Yvonne aided me all the way and supported me during the roller coaster process. Thankfully, all charges had been dropped. All thanks to Yvonne and her wonderful work. Thank you Yvonne for keeping my spirits high during a low period. I would recommend Yvonne to everyone for her energy, her compassion, her sincerity and profound knowledge in her field. Her attitude to her work is phenomenal. Her empathy is outstanding. I for one am eternally grateful to Yvonne for going above and beyond for me and my family and would highly recommend her. -
Everything was done really well. I would like to thank Yvonne Garside for help and support with my case. High quality of service. Mr S - Manchester
I first met Yvonne many years ago. Yvonne will not tell you what you want to hear, no pie in the sky or false hopes, just pure true honesty backed up with hard work. As a result Yvonne is not someone I just contact for legal advice, but a true friend which has come about by her dedication to her job, compassion and warmth. Mr B - Manchester
Dear Sir, I wish to thank you greatly for the well-informed help you gave me with regard to my recent Fire Arms Revocation Order. It is easy to take for granted the many benefits of NRA membership but I had never imagined that after being a member for a decade that the provision of legal assistance would be useful. It was a surprise to me when the Thames Valley Police (TVP) ordered the revocation of my License especially as it arose from a nearly three decade old financial dispute in another country, no less. You were my first point of contact and explained both the law and made useful suggestions on how to argue the case. Through my NRA insurance I was able to make a claim to LIM and was put in contact with the knowledgeable solicitor Mr. Tim Andrew of Burton Copeland of Manchester. Presenting TVP with the facts, Mr. Andrew made a persuasive case that the reasons in law for revocation should not apply to my circumstances. The Fire Arms Officer accepted his argument and my License will now be reinstated. The ownership of Fire Arms in the United Kingdom is a privilege and not a right. But ensuring that the law operates fairly however often requires resources. Thank you. National Rifle Association member - Oxfordshire

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