Crime and Investigation
Any allegation of wrongdoing can have a devastating effect; not only emotionally, but also to your reputation, your livelihood or in the most serious cases, to your liberty. With all that at stake, if you ever find yourself in trouble, you need to know that you can turn to someone who has both the knowledge and experience to guide you, advise you and defend you.
At Reeds we are completely committed to ensuring our clients are always at the very centre of all the cases we deal with. Our Police Station teams act quickly and efficiently in Police Stations throughout the South of England to minimise delay and robustly represent our clients’ interests. The criminal law solicitors in our Magistrates Court teams, and the members of our integrated Chambers defend clients in Courts of all levels throughout the UK, including the Youth Court, Magistrates Court, Crown Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Led by Stuart Matthews, Julian Richards, Stephen Clifford and Jon Wilkins in the Magistrates Court; and Lucy Tapper in the Crown Court, Reeds has some of the most experienced, talented and respected criminal defence solicitors, solicitor-advocates and barristers in the South of England and are able to offer expertise in all areas of criminal law.
We hold a contract with the Legal Aid Agency which enables eligible clients to obtain public funding for their case should they meet the criteria, and in all other cases we offer competitive private rates which can be tailored to meet your individual circumstances and requirements. We can in some cases also offer fixed fees to advise or represent you so you that know exactly where you stand with costs.
Reeds are regularly approached by clients to take over the conduct of cases from previously instructed solicitors. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss changing your legal representation to Reeds Solicitors and we will endeavour to assist whenever possible.
Due to the unique way that Reeds is structured, if you are charged or summonsed to Court, you can also choose to instruct one of our leading team or barristers or solicitor-advocates directly. For more information about this, click here to be redirected to our Chambers page.
If you need help and advice about any offence at any stage of an investigation or proceedings, you can contact us on 0333 240 7373, or click here to provide us with your details and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
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