At Olliers we have specialist expertise and experience in defending clients charged with serious crime offences.
What sort of serious crime offences do Olliers deal with?
The Olliers’ Serious Crime Department encompasses the following (non-exhaustive) list of offence types:
- Murder and Manslaughter
- Conspiracy to import or supply prohibited drugs
- Conspiracy to supply or possess firearms and prohibited weapons
- People trafficking
- Serious Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Serious assaults
If you or a family member or friend is arrested or charged with offences of this type it is very important you seek urgent legal advice. Here at Olliers we provide representation for serious crime defence nationwide on a legally aided or private basis. We provide a high quality service of client case.
Watch Matthew Corn below:
Matthew discuses the explains the importance of using a specialist criminal defence solicitor if you face serious criminal charges.
Why instruct Olliers’ serious crime solicitors?
You will be in face to face contact with our specialist lawyers on a regular basis where we will discuss the evidence in a methodical thorough way in order to take your full instructions. Given our experience over many years in this field you can be confident that we understand your concerns and anxieties when faced with a serious allegation made against you. We are very approachable and will provide at every stage of the proceedings appropriate advice on procedure, the strength of evidence and this will give you the reassurance that your case is being dealt with by specialists in the field.
The thorough preparation of such cases is the key to achieving the best outcome. Often we trawl through complex and voluminous evidence, whether it be scientific, financial, telecommunications or media and regularly utilise the services of expert witnesses to provide reports. We draft detailed defence statements and where necessary, submissions for disclosure. Your case might involve complex legal arguments concerning the admissibility of evidence obtained which might require the instruction of a telecommunications expert in respect of, for example, encrochat evidence.
The case may rest on the concept of joint enterprise. It may be a complex fraud where the instruction of a forensic accountant is necessary. The case might involve medical evidence where the instruction of a forensic consultant is required. Whatever the scenario presented to us in the case we have the expertise to deal with it.
Our department instructs high quality barristers from chambers nationwide and you will be invited to regular conferences to meet and discuss your case with your barrister.
Who deals with serious crime cases at Olliers?
Matthew Corn heads up Olliers’ serious crime department. Managing Director Matthew Claughton has in excess of 30 years of experience of representing individuals charged with serious criminal allegations. Matthew Claughton is ranked as a Leading Individual by the Legal 500 and the 2023 Northern Powerhouse Criminal Lawyer of the Year. He is the only lawyer to win the Manchester Legal Awards Partner of the Year award twice.
What experience do Olliers serious crime lawyers have?
Please view our website for examples of recent cases undertaken, and also view the video content on our website and YouTube channel which explains in lay terms some of the issues dealt with in this department.
Recent cases include:
- 2023 – Operation Blennoid – Southwark Crown Court; representing a defendant charged with conspiracies to defraud and money laundering.
- 2023 – Operation Pavecrest – Leeds Crown Court; representing a defendant charged with a historic murder case.
- 2023 – R v Z – Norwich Crown Court; representing a defendant charged on a “County Lines” conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
- 2023: Operation Orkney – Manchester Crown Court Representing juvenile defendant charged with murder in multi handed case
- 2023: Operation Utah – Newcastle Crown Court; representing defendants charged with a largescale pension fraud conspiracy.
- 2023: Operation Pollux – Southwark Crown Court. Representing client charged with conspiracy to defraud and money laundering
- 2022: Manchester Crown Court – Operation Lagotto; representing defendant in multi handed conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs.
- 2022: Manchester Crown Court – Operation Ceramic; representing a defendant in multi handed Conspiracy to supply cannabis.
- 2022: Teesside Crown Court – Operation Zagreb; representing defendant prosecuted by trading standards in money laundering conspiracy.
- 2022: Carlisle Crown Court – Operation Denmark; representing defendant accused of Assisting an Offender (murder case)
- 2022: Liverpool Crown Court – R v X; representing defendant accused of Assisting an Offender (murder case).
- 2022: R v S – Inner London Crown Court; representing defendant charged with multiple counts fraud by false representation
- 2022: R v J – Bolton crown Court , representing defendant charged with multiple counts of large scale fraud by abuse of position
- 2022: R v T – Sheffield Crown Court; representing defendant charged with attempt murder and possession of offensive weapons
- 2022: R v B – Manchester Crown Court representing defendant charged with attempt murder
- 2021: R v M – Manchester Crown Court; represented defendant accused of conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life
- 2021: Operation Adios – Leicester Crown Court – represented defendant charged with conspiracy to transfer firearms and ammunition.
- 2021: Operation Rampur – Manchester Crown Court – representing defendant in multi handed conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs.
- 2021: R v P – Manchester Crown Court – representing defendant in multi handed conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs
- 2021: R v M – Minshull Street Crown Court – representing defendant in conspiracy to possess firearms and grenades.
- 2021: R v F – Minshull Street Crown Court – representing defendant charged with supplying class A drugs and producing cannabis
- 2021: R v K – Old Bailey – representing defendant charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
- 2021: R v P – Stoke on Trent Crown Court – representing a defendant charged with multiple counts of fraud and also perverting the course of justice.
- 2021: R v O – Inner London Crown Court – representing a defendant charged with fraud against an employer
- 2021: R v J – Bolton Crown Court – representing a defendant charged with large scale fraud against an employer
- 2021: R v U – Court of Appeal – representing an appellant who succeeded in having his POCA quashed.
- 2021: Operation Landseer – Manchester Crown Court , representing defendant in multi handed murder case
- 2021: R v B – Manchester Crown Court; representing defendant charged with murder
Contact our serious crime solicitors
Should you require specialist representation for yourself or on behalf of someone else in respect of such cases please feel free to contact our specialist team on 0161 834 1515, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form below.