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Maidments Solicitors is one of the country’s leading criminal defence practices. We have a significant reputation as expert defence lawyers in cases involving serious crime and commercial fraud. As criminal lawyers employing highly competent and experienced solicitors and barristers we have undertaken representation in many high profile cases of serious crime and commercial fraud, including those prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office, the Department of Trade and Industry, HM Revenue and Customs and the Serious Fraud Squad, London and the Fraud Squads of the other major Metropolitan cities in England and Wales.   The firm provides advice and representation as defence lawyers throughout England and Wales through its network of offices in Manchester, Blackburn, Salford, Leeds, Preston and Accrington.  The firm particularly maintains a substantial level of casework for clients in London and the South East in respect of cases of serious crime and commercial fraud.

The practice was established in Manchester as a specialist criminal solicitors practice in 1993 by Allan Maidment providing representation in serious crime and commercial fraud.  Since that time, the practice has grown significantly into a substantial firm of criminal lawyers with a dedicated and highly experienced team of solicitors, barristers, legal executives, criminal law clerks and support staff undertaking the defence of the most complex criminal prosecutions, including cases of serious fraud. We operate a 24 hour advice and assistance service to our clients from our offices in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Salford, Sale, Knutsford and Bolton. The practice holds Franchises from the Legal Services Commission in criminal law.  The firm is a member of the Very High Cost Case Panel operated by the Legal Services Commission which enables the firm to contract its work with the LSC in respect of the most serious cases of crime and fraud.

The firm provides advice and representation to clients who are the subject of investigation and prosecution in police stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, throughout England and Wales and before the Court of Appeal

The firm also specialises in representation of clients in road traffic prosecutions of all types before the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court.