‘As a ‘tight-knit and skilled’ specialist defendant crime firm, Olliers is noted for ‘responsively and diligently’ handling serious fraud allegations, with core pillars of the department including pension and investment fraud mandates. ‘
‘Practice head Matthew Claughton specialises in allegations of serious fraud and regulatory issues; he regularly acts for clients in investigations, and has a strong reputation in crisis management work.’
‘The team is a tight knit and skilled one.’
‘Matthew Claughton has an excellent practice, with a significant degree of private work.’
‘As a firm, Olliers has earned its richly deserved reputation for success. The firm shows real strategic acumen, often changing the outcome of a prosecution and even, in many cases, avoiding prosecution altogether, by identifying the weaknesses in a prosecution through a process of careful analysis.’
‘Olliers are the best all round criminal firm in Manchester. It is such a tight knit outfit that it is like dealing with a family. They have strengths across the spectrum of criminal offences. In fraud matters I have known Olliers to be involved with the leading cases on circuit and beyond. They have a national presence and the reason that they are able to compete with the usual firms in this area is down to the significant experience they have gathered over many years.’
The ‘super bright’ Matthew Claughton leads the practice and advises on crisis management issues and investigations.
‘Exceptionally good communicator and strategic thinker’ Alex Preston ‘gets incredible results‘ when representing clients with psychiatric or learning difficulties.
‘Olliers are without doubt the most proactive firm of solicitors I work with.’
‘They are very analytical and tactical in the way they approach every case; their experience absolutely shines out in this regard.’
‘Alex Preston has extensive experience of complex criminal cases often involving autism spectrum disorders. She is very intelligent, experienced, thorough, assertive and persistent. Without question, she is my first choice of solicitor for cases of such complexity. She gets incredible results consequent to her experience and complete dedication.’
‘Alex Preston is an exceptionally good communicator and strategic thinker.’
‘Olliers are widely regarded as a leading presence in criminal litigation. For the lay client, instructing Olliers provides an immediate and often decisive edge. Their team offers specialist advice in all areas of criminal work. Matthew Claughton’s ambitious plans for expansion into high-profile private client work have proved highly successful.’
‘Fantastic client management skills and they really fight every case to the maximum of their ability.’
‘Matthew Claughton is top class for any financial crime requirement. When you instruct him you are assured of the very best service and the very best result.’
‘Matt Claughton – managing partner, the go-to solicitor for private crime. Impeccable acquittal rate, straight talking but super bright.’