Private Criminal Defence

Our team of criminal solicitors, barristers and a paralegal are highly experienced in defending all criminal matters on a private (non-legal aid) basis; from motoring offences through to serious crime.

Private Criminal Defence Services for Individuals

Legal 500: ranked in first tier for General Crime and Fraud (East Anglia).

Chambers and Partners: ranked first tier for Crime (East Anglia)

We support clients at every step of the difficult and often sensitive process of criminal prosecutions. Our clients uniquely benefit from our expert in-house counsel, meaning they can be advised by their barrister from the inception of their case; providing consistency and quality of representation.

Matthew Gowen, in particular, has over 25 years’ experience in defending and prosecuting in the criminal courts and was previously a barrister at leading criminal chambers in London. His advocacy has been described as “redeeming and outstanding”. [Mr L acquitted of fraud in the crown court].

Recent cases for the team include:

  • Representing an individual facing historic child abuse allegations in the crown court.
  • Successfully defending an individual facing theft allegations at the crown court.
  • Representing an individual facing harassment charges.
  • Successfully representing an individual facing historic sexual offences.

The empathy, understanding and overall client care demonstrated by the team is outstanding.

Legal 500 [UK 2022]