Criminal defence team focuses on quality service - Palmers Solicitors

Criminal defence team focuses on quality service

Facing the prospect of a criminal investigation or criminal proceedings is a difficult stressful experience, with the potential for life-changing consequences, which is why early, expert advice is essential.

In a step designed to ensure that the firm provides the best possible legal representation, Palmers will now be working exclusively with clients on a private basis, rather than handling cases funded through legal aid.

The firm will continue to offer support in all areas of criminal work, including road traffic offences, theft, fraud, assault, health and safety prosecutions and food safety and other regulatory offences.

Palmers’ partner Jeremy Sirrell, who heads Palmers’ criminal law department, said: “Every crime we deal with, ranging from motoring offences to allegations of fraud, has the potential to damage a career or reputation.

“The inadequacies of the legal aid system create real difficulties around advice and representation, which is why we have decided to work exclusively with clients, both individual and corporate, on a private basis.

“This will ensure we are able to continue to devote the time and attention required to best advise and represent those under investigation or charged with offences. In this way, we can deliver bespoke advice and personal attention from a senior solicitor to every client, with the aim of achieving the best outcome.”

For more information on Palmers’ Criminal Defence services, please contact us.