Criminal Defence

Expert criminal defence services tailored to your needs.

Criminal Defence


At Nightingale Solicitors, we provide expert criminal defence services for clients throughout the UK and have a proven track record of success in defending clients against a wide range of criminal charges.

We understand that facing criminal charges can be a daunting experience. That’s why we are committed to providing our clients with the support, guidance, and expertise they need to navigate the criminal justice system and secure the best possible outcome for their case.

Whether you are facing charges for a minor offence or a serious crime, our team will work tirelessly to protect your rights, develop a strong defence strategy that is tailored to you and achieve the best possible outcome for your case. We provide a full range of criminal defence services, including representing clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, and Crown Courts.

We believe that everyone deserves a fair trial and a robust defence. Our criminal defence solicitors have the skills, expertise, and experience to provide you with the best possible defence, regardless of the charges you are facing.

Our criminal defence services at Nightingale Solicitors are priced on a case-by-case basis, depending on the complexity of the case and the amount of time and resources required. However, we believe in providing our clients with transparent pricing, so you’ll know what to expect from the outset. We offer competitive rates and will work with you to find a payment plan that suits your needs.

Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and learn more about our criminal defence services.

Private Criminal v Legal Aid

If you are eligible to receive representation by way of the legal aid scheme, your defence is paid for by the Legal Aid Agency (“LAA”). The LAA is responsible for the payment of your fees and has full control over what work is done, how much work is done and how much will be paid.

Under the Legal Aid Scheme, the choices available to you are limited and may impact the quality of evidence secured and representation received. Although you are the one facing criminal proceedings, there is very limited control you have in respect of your matter and how your case is prepared. This often leaves people very frustrated, especially in light of the vast amount of resources that may be available to the Prosecution in building the case against you. The Police expend huge resources on serious criminal proceedings whilst publicly funded lawyers are limited by the LAA. In these circumstances, especially where the allegations against you are of a serious nature, it is crucial that you secure the best representation possible from highly experienced lawyers who are not bound by any restraints in respect of the preparation of your case.

If you instruct us and fund for your case privately, then you will have complete control of your case. You are guaranteed to receive the best legal representation as your choices will not be limited. We will ensure that the barrister instructed in respect of your matter, is not a generic barrister, but rather will have specific expertise in respect of the allegations that you face. A highly experienced solicitor will carry out the preparation of your case to ensure that we assemble the best evidence possible and identify and exploit various avenues of defending your case. The extensive knowledge of our solicitors and their perseverance in striving to secure the best outcome means that we adopt a no stone unturned approach to all of our cases.

We only provide our services on a privately funded basis and we are committed to providing the best representation to our clients.

Your Trusted Legal Advisors

At Nightingale Solicitors, we provide experienced and effective legal representation to help you navigate the legal system with confidence and peace of mind.

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