Magistrates court proceedings
The firm represents clients in Magistrates Courts throughout England and Wales in all types of cases ranging from the most minor of motoring offences to the most serious of criminal charges. Cases of serious crime and commercial fraud will initially involve appearances before Magistrates Courts before moving to the Crown Court for trial.
We provide representation in respect of bail applications, guilty pleas and trials. The firm has a specialist and experienced team of Solicitor Advocates and in-house Counsel undertaking a substantial volume of cases before the Magistrates Court on a daily basis.
We undertake the detailed preparation and defence of cases before the Magistrates Court ensuring that we obtain our clients full instructions and pursue all lines of enquiry as to mitigation in support of guilty pleas and to obtain all relevant information from defence witnesses, including expert witnesses, in the defence of criminal trials.
Representation before the Magistrates Court is undertaken by the practice either under the Legal Aid Scheme or on a private fee paying basis. Means testing has been reintroduced in respect of eligibility for Legal Aid in Magistrates Court proceedings.
- Representation in all Magistrates Courts throughout England and Wales
- Costs met either through Legal Aid or on a private fee paying basis
- Representation for all types of offences before the Magistrates Court