Criminal defence

The truth can be, and usually is, very different from what we’re given to understand and expect.

Very rarely is a case won by a flourish or a slight of hand by a charismatic advocate alone. Behind any successful defence or appeal is usually a lot of time consuming hard work. Put simply, as in all walks of life, if you fail to prepare, then prepare to fail.

Our Approach to Defence & Appeals

We draw on over 40 years of knowledge and experience in high profile criminal defence and appeals to provide a personal, non-commoditised, service. Our approach encompasses strategic planning, deeply thorough and technical reviews of evidence and exacting scrutiny of allegations made against our clients. We also understand what makes people tick and will use all the advocacy tools at our disposal to help our clients obtain justice.

Saunders Law is exceptionally well-placed to assist you should you find yourself facing criminal proceedings. As a practice, we have defended in all of the court jurisdictions within England & Wales, as well as other jurisdictions. We have a long and proud tradition of high profile success in criminal defence and appeals and are known for our fearless commitment, meticulous preparation and command of the law.

Helping people who have been wronged to get a legal remedy is at the core of all we do. Our thorough approach to criminal defence and appeals extends to all our areas of work, including inquests, actions against public authorities and judicial review. As well as being dedicated to defending our clients, we also pride ourselves on enforcing their rights throughout all manner of proceedings, whether criminal, civil or in respect of professional discipline.

Our Experience

In both criminal trials and appeals, our challenges have created English legal precedents in sentencing, DNA profiling, confiscation, extradition, bail and sexual offences. We also have vast experience of cases under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and a busy extradition practice. Some of our notable criminal defence and appeals work includes:

Assisting Farmer Tony Martin, who shot an intruder on his property, reduce his conviction of murder to manslaughter on appeal
Defending a national home improvement retailer against allegations of accounting fraud
Saunders Law — Protecting & Enforcing Our Clients’ Rights
At Saunders Law, we’re dedicated to protecting and enforcing our clients’ rights. We’re well-known for our high-profile criminal defence work and tirelessly fighting our clients’ corners.

Established in 1974, our crime department is widely recognised as a leader in its field, highly ranked by leading trade directories The Legal 500 and Chambers, as well as The Lawyer’s Hot 100. Operating from offices facing the High Court in central London, we’re also in an ideal location for criminal defence and appeal work. For a free, no-obligation, initial discussion of how we may be able to help, please contact us today.