What our clients say - criminal defence

At Stephensons our criminal defence solicitors pride themselves on achieving the best possible result for our clients, the comments below are from clients who have used our legal services. Call us on 0203 816 1098 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you directly.

“The representatives I met were very understanding, sympathetic and considerate towards my situation. Their professionalism was always evident and their approach was reassuring from a client perspective.”
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What others say

"The ‘tenacious’ Sean Joyce is a Higher Court Solicitor Advocate and heads the  regulatory and criminal justice department at Stephensons Solicitors LLP. Joyce is ‘one of the top criminal solicitors in the North West and really fights for his clients’. The department assists clients nationwide and is ‘particularly recommended for its miscarriage of justice work’. Joyce is praised for his health and safety work for individuals and businesses and for his advice on road transport issues. The ‘highly experienced and knowledgeable’ Correna Platt is a ‘fearless advocate’ and heads the serious crime and defence team. The ‘skilled and dedicated’ Mike Pemberton  manages the civil liberties and public law department and senior associate Colin Rawson garners praise for his ‘excellent communication skills’. The team has six high court advocates and assists clients on various matters such as SRA interventions, prison law matters and inquests. In a case that attracted a considerable amount of media interest, the team secured an acquittal for its client after two retrials. The client had been charged with murder and complex issues were considered at trial such as self-defence, reasonable force and adverse inference." - Legal 500, 2018

"For some, Stephensons Solicitors LLP ‘leads the way nationally in human rights and civil liberties litigation ’. The ‘very well-regarded and long-established legal aid firm’ impresses by virtue of its team’s ‘efficiency and grasp of the essentials of every case’." - Legal 500, 2017

“Stephensons are a firm who will go to great lengths for you, you are given full attention from day one. Mike Pemberton and all his team have been excellent.”
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“With Stephensons you’ll get excellent advice and representation, which will help you make the right decisions, I speak from experience.”
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“I have used Stephensons on a number of occasions, for a variety of reasons and have always found them to be reliable, trustful and they carried out my wishes/instructions in full.”
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“This is how a legal service should be run, I have used other solicitors but Stephensons are in a league of their own.”
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“The professionalism is of the highest calibre, both written response and personal consultations are prompt; advice given is concise; the resulting actions taken have been highly effective in their outcomes.”
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“You listened and then explained everything back to me in terms that I understood and put me at ease when I went to Court, I never felt uncomfortable, I had complete trust in you.”
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We're widely accredited for our work - regulatory & criminal justice

  • Legal 500

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf. Over the years our regulatory and criminal justice team has been recognised by industry awards and accredited for their excellence.

Memberships & accreditations

9.2 out of 10
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It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.

Our Trustpilot reviews

Immediate support in a difficult situation resulted in a positive outcome. All concerned including the appointment of an appropriate Barrister should be congratulated on a very professional job well done.
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Crime reorder

  • Correna Platt
  • Martin Pizzey
  • Colin Rawson
  • Andrea Woods
  • Duncan Phillips
  • Bob Toppin
  • Martin Jones
  • Graham Simpson
  • Peter Krepski
  • Cecilia Goodwin

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As an award-winning top 150 law firm, with over 450 staff based in offices across the country, you're never far from the advice you need.