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    Award Winning Lawyers
    Ranked in Chambers as Leaders in Fraud and Crime
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    Specialists in Business Crime
    Money Laundering and Extradition
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    Domestic and International
    Serious Crime and Transnational Fraud

Criminal Defence Solicitors

Established a decade ago, we are a specialist criminal defence, fraud, regulatory and immigration law practice based in the heart of London.

Our dynamic yet approachable lawyers have extensive experience in a number of practice areas, including:

  • Financial Crime: money-laundering, complex fraud, insider trading, confiscation and assets forfeiture, tax investigations, benefit fraud, internet and IT crime
  • Serious Crime: murder, drug-trafficking, terrorist allegations, robbery and kidnapping
  • International Crime: transnational financial crime, extradition and war crimes

Recognised as leaders in our field in the legal directories, our criminal lawyers are known for providing straight talking advice and for their forensic and pro-active approach to litigation.

Call our criminal defence lawyers on 020 7837 3456 for private 24/7 Emergency Legal Advice and a confidential consultation.

Under Investigation and Need Urgent Help?

Facing a criminal investigation is a stressful experience. Taking specialist advice legal is essential to protect your rights.

“Working alongside some of the leading barristers and forensic experts we have a notable track record of successful outcomes and acquittals.”

Our award winning criminal defence solicitors are experts in dealing with a range of criminal, fraud and regulatory investigations across a wide spectrum.

Cases we have featured in are regularly in the public eye.

Clients we have acted for include public figures, professionals and government officials.

No matter the allegation, every client we act for receives the same standard of professional service, care and attention.

Being Charged With a Crime

People often contact us and tell us that they have been “charged with x or Y”. Often they haven’t been charged but they have been questioned by police.

Some investigations are concluded the day that they are questioned by police, but often they continue for several weeks or even months before decisions are made to charge a suspect. 

Whether you have been charged or requisitioned, you will receive a sheet setting out the offences for which you have been charged. Some offences are summary only, which meant that they can only be tried in the Magistrates’ court , the police have a six month limit within which to being these cases to court. Other offences which can be tried in both the Magistrates court or Crown Court are not subject to the same time limits.

Read more about being chanrged for a crime...

Legal Aid & Funding Your Case 

BSB solicitors are proud of our commitment to Legal Aid work and the Criminal Defence Service. Our Partner Jonathan Black is currently President of the LCCSA ( www.lccsa.org.uk) and at has for many years been forefront of the campaign to ensure access to justice. He was awarded Legal Aid lawyer of the year 2015 . Many of our clients are not eligible for legal aid or choose to fund their case privately. We will always advise as to the eligivbility of legal aid and discuss fees at the outset of the case. Read more about funding your case...

Call our defence lawyers on 020 7837 3456 for private 24/7 Emergency Legal Advice and a confidential consultation.

Client Testimonials

  • BSB represented me for what I consider to be the most difficult 9 months of my life. There understanding, support and most crucially legal expertise was of enormous comfort to me. I knew the immense hard work they were putting in would mean my representation was the best available. I would recommend BSB to anyone needing legal representation.

    - Mike Halliday

  • I have worked with BSB since it opened ten years ago as an advocate and consultant. They are dedicated to obtaining the very best outcomes for all their clients, with a close attention to all details of every case and excellent client care. I would recommend them for their hard work and excellent advice.

    - Theresa Hendrickx

  • I found BSB Solicitors to be the most helpful and insightful in what has been an incredibly complex and intriguing case.
    I would endorse their services completely to anybody looking for personal, professional assistance , and I would like to especially mention Mr James Skelsey, for his unbridled passion and support on my behalf.

    - Alexander Tivnan

  • Cannot recommend Skelsey enough, ripped the witnesses to shreds, Not Guilty verdict - this is your man 5/5. Email me if you want details, but I've been around the legal system a long time and this guy's good.

    - Nadav Drewe

  • ... They were honest, kind, warm and efficient. Furthermore, their consultation fees, in comparison to several others was also the most honest I'd come across."

    "I cannot stress enough how good, Nathan and BSB Solicitors have been. I would recommend them to anyone facing similar situation. Thanks Nathan and BSB Solicitors.

    - N.A (April 2017)

  • I used my partner’s freedom pass for 3 months to cover my travels in between zone 1 and got stopped by a ticket inspector. They sent me a letter with a clear intention to prosecute. I approached BSB and Nathan ... helped drafting a letter to respond to TfL. He even went further in answering queries by TfL. They agreed an out of court settlement when I thought it was impossible. I would not hesitate to recommend Nathan and his excellent service.

    - KT

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