• Knife Crime and Offensive Weapons

    Knife crime as it is commonly known falls under two offences : Possession of an offensive weapon. Possession of a bladed article. It is illegal to carry either of these items in a public place. An offensive weapon is either an item that is : Made purely for the purpose of causing harm to another, … Continued

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  • Speeding Solicitors

    Established over a decade ago, we are an established criminal defence practice with expert speeding solicitors and road traffic lawyers based in the heart of London. We are committed to providing specialist criminal defence representation across the board and our speeding has years of experience. Our dynamic yet approachable lawyers have extensive experience in a … Continued

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  • Road Traffic Matters

    Losing your licence can be disastrous especially if your livelihood depends on it. We will fight hard and explore every avenue to try and help you keep you licence. From drink driving to excessive speeding and other road code violations, we have successfully defended persons facing disqualification from driving, helping them keep their licence. Our advocates often … Continued

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  • Reputation and Character

    An individual’s past misdemeanors often have a significant impact, whether in court or on the wider community. Most people convicted of criminal offences do not receive prison sentences. However, the fact of a conviction can have devastating effects on their reputations and career prospects. Even in court the significance of being a person of good … Continued

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  • Offences Related to State Benefits

    There are two main offences that are prosecuted in relation to benefit fraud, one involves dishonesty, the other does not. The dishonesty offence It is an offence to dishonestly make a representation in order to obtain benefit, and this includes a dishonest failure to promptly notify a change in circumstances as well as making a … Continued

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  • Minimum Sentences

    For certain offences, there are minimum terms of imprisonment that a court must impose, absent exceptional circumstances (or it being unjust), these sentences can be automatically imposed even for a first-time offender, or dependent on certain previous convictions. It is worth noting that the actual sentence may be far in excess of the minimum, dependant … Continued

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  • Home Office – Illegal Workers, Criminal Prosecutions & Civil Penalties

    It is an offence to knowingly employ a worker that you know to be here illegally, for example as an entrant on false ID documents, as an overstayer or an asylum seeker barred from working. “The Byron Effect” The recent media frenzy surrounding Byron burgers with the Home Office is nothing new. The ever expanding … Continued

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  • Historic Sexual Abuse

    Allegations of Rape and Historical Sexual Offence are very much in the public eye. How BSB Solicitors Can Help You With Historical Sexual Abuse Allegations At BSB Solicitors, we have an excellent track record of defending private clients. We have a dedicated Private Client team that will advise you of every aspect of your case … Continued

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  • Grievous bodily harm

    In legal shorthand we often refer to section 18 or 20 offences, these refer to specific offences under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. What is the difference between section 18 and section 20? The most serious form of assault (short of attempt murder) is grievous bodily harm (GBH) or wounding (section 18). The … Continued

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  • Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Orders

    Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPNs) are commonly issued by police when attending incidents of alleged domestic violence. Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Orders Invariably, whatever the rights and wrongs of a situation, and frequently it is quite impossible for this to be correctly judged, the male is the recipient of a DVPN The effect of … Continued

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  • Courts Martial and Military Lawyers

    Court Martial The Military Justice system exists to deal with members of the armed service who commit crime or a disciplinary violation. There is a common misconception that Service Law applies only to serving members of the armed forces, who are based in the UK. However, the Service Law net is cast far and wide … Continued

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  • Business Crime Lawyers

    Most financial crimes are prosecuted by specially trained lawyers with experience in these complex cases which often carry severe penalties, including significant prison sentences, confiscation of assets, a criminal record and other life-changing reputational consequences. Our white-collar defence lawyers have a track record of dealing with these types of investigations and prosecutions and will help … Continued

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  • Arson

    Arson is a confusing area of the law as there are a number of different offences to consider. What are the different offences? Simple arson Arson, being reckless as to whether life is endangered Arson with intent to endanger life Simple arson This offence is one of causing criminal damage by fire; examples would be … Continued

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  • Immigration

    Our experience spans widely, dealing with all aspects of private, business and corporate immigration matters including: BSB’s team of expert immigration lawyers offer a comprehensive service in all aspects of Immigration Law. Our solicitors have many years of experience in dealing with the Home Office, UKBA and other government agencies engaged in this complex area … Continued

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  • Legal Highs

    Over the past decade, there has been a substantial increase in the consumption of Legal Highs particularly amongst younger people for whom these products, also known as New Psychoactive substances, have been more readily available. The Internet and “head shops” have provided the distraction centres of these products.

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  • Fraud Solicitors

    Most financial crimes are prosecuted by specially trained lawyers with experience in these complex cases which often carry severe penalties, including significant prison sentences, confiscation of assets, a criminal record and other life-changing reputational consequences.

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  • Youth Crime

    We are experts in looking after young people who face criminal investigation or prosecution.

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  • Civil Liberties & Human Rights

    At the core of our values is a belief that that the rights guaranteed to suspects, defendants, offenders and prisoners in our justice system are fundamental human rights that protect us all from governmental abuse of power.

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  • Extradition

    Facing extradition is a harrowing experience. We attend daily at the City of Westminster Magistrates Court and this is where all requests to send persons to another jurisdiction are initially heard.

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  • Murder and Firearms

    Our Serious Crime department has many years of experience in representing individuals and companies accused of involvement in some of the most serious offences in the criminal law.

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  • Road Traffic Solicitors

    Established almost a decade ago, we are a young, and fast-growing criminal defence practice with expert motoring solicitors and road traffic lawyers based in the heart of London. We are committed to providing specialist criminal defence representation across the board and our motoring lawyers have years of experience. Call us on 020 7837 3456 day … Continued

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  • Internet Crime

    We have experience in representing individuals where computer evidence is central to the allegations, or where IT usage is the allegation faced.

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  • Cheating The Revenue

    Cheating the Revenue is a serious offence. We can help you if you are facing an investigation by HMRC relating to unpaid tax or VAT. Her Majestys Revenue and Customs (HMRC) reserve the right to investigate the very broadly-defined offence of ‘cheating the revenue.’ The offence enables The CPS to prosecute any offence which has … Continued

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  • International Law

    Our International Law department has expertise in multi-jurisdictional cases. Our lawyers have been involved in cases at the Hague.

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  • Drink Driving

    Established almost a decade ago, we are a fast-growing London law firm with expert drink driving solicitors and road traffic offence lawyers. We are committed to providing specialist defence representation and our drink driving solicitors have years of experience. We guarantee a highly-professional service and will help you through the criminal justice system. We will … Continued

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  • Fare Evasion

    Transport For London (TFL) has an aggressive prosecution policy when it comes to Fare Evasion. We are seeing more an more examples of clients being summoned to court over unpaid fares of as little as £1.50. The most common example of fare evasion involves the use of another person’s Oyster Card to get the benefit … Continued

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  • Sexual Offences

    The Team at BSB Solicitors have vast experience and expertise in advising and representing clients charged with sexual offences. We understand the sensitive nature of these allegations and ensure that this is reflected in the advice given and conduct of your case.

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  • Drug Trafficking

    Our Serious Crime Department has many years of experience in dealing with drug trafficking cases and other drugs offences such as the cultivation of cannabis or the supplying of drugs.

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