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Our Criminal Law Team is able to offer practical advice and assistance to individuals and companies who have suffered crime at the hands of others. We are able to advise you as to the most effective way to report crimes to the appropriate authority or agency. 

Our expert Solicitors are able to assist you to preserve and gather the evidence to support the allegation and can ensure that the investigating or prosecuting authority keeps you informed as to the progress of their investigation and whether anyone is to be charged with a criminal offence. 

During any subsequent trial we can provide advice as to court procedure or attend hearings (where appropriate) on your behalf to provide information as to the proceedings to ensure your interests are protected.

Victims' Right to Review

If the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and/or police has advised that a decision has been reached not to charge the offenders of abandon proceedings against them, we are able to offer advice on the 'Victims' Right to Review Scheme' and scrutinise questionable decisions.

This scheme allows victims to seek a review of decisions to take no further action. A recent example of the scheme in operation can be found in the reversal of the Director of Public Prosecutions decision not to prosecute Lord Janner for historic sexual offences. 

For more information on how we can help you, please contact our Motoring, Crime and Regulatory Team on 01279 755777 or get in touch with Dan Hart, Solicitor Advocate in our Motoring, Crime and Regulatory Team.

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