Crime

Our firm has an established reputation for providing first rate representation across the full range of the criminal spectrum. From homicide to road traffic offences, we guarantee a first rate service to both lay and professional clients. We recognise that no case is trivial to the client. Therefore, our team ensures that every client receives the personal and professional care and attention he or she would desire.

Our Solicitors both defend and prosecute at all levels, from the Magistrates Court to the Supreme Court, whether as an advocate or alone. Our firm also offers particular expertise in applications to the Administrative Court (whether for judicial review or by way of case stated) and in a host of quasi-criminal proceedings such as prison adjudications and applications for anti-social behaviour and other banning orders.

While our Solicitors appear all over the country, much of our work is, inevitably, London-based. Therefore, our Solicitors have a wealth of experience of dealing with urban crime such as burglary and street robbery, cash in transit robbery, Class A drug trafficking, proceeds of crime, knives and firearms, fraud and serious violence. At the other end of the scale, we have Solicitors well-versed in the intricacies of road traffic law, including those who are involved in parking and congestion charge matters.

If you are on low income you may be eligible for public funding. We can also offer privately funded services for clients.


We offer advice and representation in all aspects of criminal defence including:

We can also assist you in taking actions against police if you have been wrongfully arrested, mistreated, maliciously prosecuted, discriminated against or had your human rights breached.

Why Alexander Shaw Solicitors?

We are by your side from the outset – during investigations right through to negotiations with prosecutors, trials and appeals. Our solicitors are in regular communication with the Crown Prosecution Service, HM Revenue and Customs, the Health and Safety Executive, prison authorities and the Department for Work and Pensions. We are committed to getting the best outcomes for our clients, vigorously defend their rights and are passionate about access to justice.

As part of our client-focussed service, our Solicitors can be contacted out of normal office hours for urgent overnight/weekend advice and assistance via the out of hours number. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated team either by email or on the numbers provided.

For urgent and immediate assistance at a police station, call our 24 hour emergency number: 07400 020 525 . Representation at the police station is free of charge regardless of your financial circumstances.

BRIAN COULTER