Criminal Defence Solicitors

Criminal & Regulatory Defence

At Poole Alcock, our specialist team of criminal and regulatory defence solicitors represent private individuals and businesses throughout Cheshire and the UK.

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Criminal & Regulatory Defence

Facing a criminal charge can be daunting and you will want the assurance of the best legal advice and representation from initial investigation through to Court.

At Poole Alcock, our specialist team of criminal and regulatory defence solicitors represent private individuals and businesses throughout the UK. We have done so for decades, and have a deserved reputation as one of the leading defence practices in the region.

Our highly experienced solicitors boast over 125 years combined experience in successfully defending those facing criminal and regulatory allegations and can provide expert legal advice in any case.

Whether you are arrested for an alleged criminal offence, facing a motoring conviction or being prosecuted by a public or regulatory body (such as the Local Council or Fire Authority, Health and Safety Executive, Trading Standards or Environment Agency – to name but a few) we will be at your side at every stage.

We pride ourselves on having one of the largest teams of fully qualified criminal solicitors in the region, and this strength and breadth means we will always be there when you need us most.

Our fully accredited police station representatives are there 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year to give you free advice and representation at the police station, whether following your arrest or at a Voluntary Interview arranged by the police. Our CLAS accredited Duty solicitors are there to represent you in Magistrates Courts throughout Cheshire and the UK, including Crewe, Macclesfield, Chester, Warrington and Runcorn – and beyond.

We even have higher court advocates to represent you in the Crown Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

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Voluntary Interviews

If you are contacted by the police for an interview then contact your solicitor as soon as possible to arrange for them to be there. Advice at the police station is ALWAYS free, even where attending a voluntary interview.

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Police Investigation Solicitors

Police Investigation or Magistrates & Crown Court Matters

On a daily basis we represent individuals and businesses throughout the Magistrates & Crown Courts of Cheshire.

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Funding your Defence

We are transparent about your legal costs from the outset, so you can concentrate on building the best defence.

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Criminal Defence Solicitors For High Net Worth Individuals

For legal cases involving significant financial assets, we know how important it is to have the assurance of an expert team on your side.

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Why Choose Us?

  • We specialise in all areas of law. We offer a modern service with traditional values, giving you the complete legal service whenever you need us.

  • We have over 125 years experience, providing legal services for both businesses and private individuals.

  • We are Committed to Excellence.

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I would like to thank Stuart Flood and his staff for their professional, friendly and compassionate service at a very difficult time.

Miss S S

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Thank you so much for all your preparation and work in the court this morning.  I want to thank you and each of the solicitors that helped me over the last 18 months. I would also like to say a big thank you to the office and reception staff who have always been most helpful and polite to me.

Criminal Defence Client

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Amazing Team! I can’t thank Derek and Hannah enough for their guidance and expertise. Thank you both so much.


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I am extremely happy with the help I received from Poole Alcock and would not hesitate to use your company’s services again.

Mr S M

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The unexpected experience of a H&S Executive prosecution was facing my company and this proved to extend over a period of several months because of the slow process. I instructed Poole Alcock to handle the matter on behalf of the company and I found Dan Brooks, the Partner who heads up Criminal Litigation, to be extremely supportive and responsive from initial enquiry and instruction through to the hearing and thereafter. The process did prove to be stressful but Poole Alcock walked us through each stage and ensured that it went as smoothly as possible. I was specifically grateful for Dan’s advice on the day of the trial. Their advice proved to be accurate and their recommendations were offered sympathetically and in a measured way.

I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the services of Poole Alcock to any company facing similar circumstances.

Mr P

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This is just a quick note to thank you very much for all your help on Friday 16th at Crewe Magistrates Court.

You understood my exact situation perfectly and communicated this very effectively to the court. You were a great comfort to me in unfamiliar circumstances.

Thank you very much again and you are correct – things are looking up once more!

Mr. C Miller

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Please submit your information and a member of the Poole Alcock team will respond to you as soon as possible. If you have a quick question, please feel free to call 01270 625478.

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