Specialist criminal lawyers, London and Manchester
Olliers specialise in defending large scale and complex serious criminal cases. Nationally few firms can match our experience and expertise. We are previous winners of the Modern Law Awards Crime Team of the Year as well as the Manchester Legal Awards Crime Team of the Year. Olliers is ranked as a top tier criminal defence firm in the 2020 editions of the Legal 500 and Chambers Directory.
Director Matthew Claughton has in excess of thirty years experience of defending serious criminal cases and is regularly singled out for mention by the Chambers Guide and Legal 500. Matthew is ranked as a top tier criminal practitioner by the 2020 edition of the Legal 500 and a previous winner of both the Manchester Legal Awards Partner of the Year 2015 and the Modern Law Awards Lawyer of the Year. Matt Corn, Alex Preston and Max Saffman are also key members of the team which includes a total of 22 solicitors.
Clients can be seen at our Manchester or London offices or at barristers chambers in any major city. We cover prisons nationally.
Specialist criminal lawyers
We have substantial experience of cases investigated by the National Crime Agency, the Counter-Terrorism Unit and Organised Crime Division prosecutions within the Crown Prosecution Service.
Our proactive and robust approach to defence work has led to our team members developing huge levels of experience in the full range of criminal cases including:
- Murder & manslaughter
- Multi handed drugs conspiracies
- Modern slavery
- Internet & cyber crime
- Serious sexual offences
- Money laundering
- Assault & grievous bodily harm