Criminal Defence Solicitors, London
Our London office was initially established by director and criminal defence lawyer, Matthew Claughton in early 2015. Matthew is recognised as a leader in his field by the Chambers Directory and prior to establishing the London office won Partner of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards 2015. He is the Modern Law Awards Lawyer of the Year 2015 and was shortlisted for the Law Society’s national Solicitor of the Year Award 2015.
In March 2017 the London office re-located to Broadwick Street in the centre of Soho, situated perfectly between Carnaby Street and Berwick Street market. Broadwick Street is most famous as being the location of the public water pump that was identified by John Snow, as the cause of the Cholera epidemic in 1854. The office is conveniently placed a short distance from Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
Matthew Claughton – Specialist Criminal Defence Solicitor – London
Matthew heads up the London office with nearly thirty years of experience of defending serious criminal allegations. Matthew has a lengthy track record of defending fraud and sexual offences and has a reputation for a proactive but sensitive approach in dealing with police investigations. He will always consider making representations against charge, achieving a swift and successful conclusion for his client avoiding the cost and publicity of court proceedings.
Fraud, Serious Crime & Sexual Assault Solicitors London
In 2016 Olliers welcomed back Sharmila Salvi to our network of criminal defence lawyers across England and Wales. Sharmila is based in North London and trained with Olliers, qualifying in 2001. She is a highly skilled and experienced solicitor with higher court advocacy rights. She is a specialist sexual offences lawyer and has extensive experience of dealing with offences of rape, serious sexual assault and offences involving indecent images. Sharmila also frequently represents those facing extradition proceedings.
Matthew and Sharmila work alongside fellow Director Richard Holliday whose specialism is fraud and serious crime. Richard’s specialism extends to prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office, The Department of Trade and Industry, Trading Standards departments, HMRC and the Crown Prosecution Service. Few, if any lawyers in the country, can match Richard’ experience of defending allegations of fraud. He regularly represents clients appearing before the Central Criminal Court and designated Fraud Centres at Southwark and Kingston.
Legal Aid cases are not normally undertaken from this office
Contact our team of Criminal Defence Solicitors, London
Address: (By appointment)
56-58 Broadwick Street
Tel 020 3883 6790