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Criminal Department

Recognised as a Leading Crime Firm
We represent clients in police stations throughout Greater London and the home counties.  Our specialist solicitors and police station representatives are highly experienced and include eleven duty solicitors, several of whom have 30 years' experience. 

We are lucky to have a varied group of representatives who regularly attend police stations.

They have regular training from leading solicitors from within the profession to keep their skills up to date and sharp to protect our clients' rights and further their defences.

At the Police Station

Representation by a solicitor or accredited police station representative is free of charge to you.  It is funded by the Legal Services Commission under the Criminal Defence Scheme. 

Some of our clients however choose to pay for this service when they wish a particular individual attend or wish to have an enhanced level of service.

We are proud to have succeeded on behalf of our client Hughes Cousins-Chang at the High Court in his bid to fight for the right to have an appropriate adult with him at the police station.  This is an important victory for all those 17 year olds detained at the police station.  We hope that our success will go to protect those vulnerable individuals such as Joe Lawton to whose family we offer our heartfelt condolences.  You can read the judgment and articles in the following hyperlinks:

The Queen on the Application of HC (a child, by his litigation friend CC) -v- The Secretary of State for the Home Department and Others: [2013] EWHC 982 (Admin) Case No: CO/7772/2012,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.47244034,d.d2k&fp=62ecb0084cfd0724&biw=1491&bih=893


At the Magistrates' Court and Crown Court
Lawrence & Co employs in-house barristers and solicitors who attend London Criminal Courts on a daily basis.  Our advocates have built up an enviable reputation within the legal community and amongst our clients.  The in-house team is made up of both barristers and solicitor-advocates.

  • Legal representation at Magistrates' Courts, Crown Courts and in the appeal courts
  • We hold a Very High Costs Case contract with the Legal Services Commission, enabling us to deal with serious crime & fraud cases
  • We provide privately-funded representation, where Legal Aid is not available
  • We have specialist departments that deal with cases in the Youth Courts, Extradition Court, Magistrates' Courts and the Crown Court
  • We have several in-house Crown Court advocates
  • We represent members of the Armed Forces in court-martial cases


Should you be interested in seeing examples of some of the serious cases we have been involved in, then you can click on to the following link to see the announcement made to the media when we represented our client Guardsman McGing (a member of the Irish Guards) in a harrowing allegation made against him and others during the currency of the Iraqi campaign.


For more information contact us at: or telephone 0207 266 4333 and speak to a member of our team.