Being accused of a crime which could see you jailed for many years – such as murder or grievous bodily harm – is a terrifying experience. If it happens, you need the best criminal defence team fighting your corner.

Murder – which involves someone of sound mind unlawfully killing another with the intent to kill or cause grievous bodily harm – is the most serious crime an individual can be accused of in England and Wales.

Those convicted face a mandatory life sentence, while those found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent to cause serious injury can also be jailed for life.

Such accusations can devastate the lives of the accused and their loved ones. With such a lot at stake therefore, if you are suspected of murder or a serious violent offence, it is imperative to get expert legal advice at an early stage.

The Criminal Defence Team at MW Solicitors has vast experience of dealing with allegations of all forms of serious violence, including those involving:

  • firearms;
  • knives; or
  • blunt instruments.

How we can help

Our specialist Criminal Defence Solicitors will be with you every step of the way, bringing with them the vital organisational skills required to run a complex criminal case and will work tirelessly to construct you as robust a defence as possible.

They will: accompany you at the police interview stage, where legal advice and a thorough knowledge of your rights are crucial; go with you to preliminary hearings at the magistrates’ court and fight for your right to bail if you are charged; and ensure you get the best advocates to speak on your behalf if your case goes to trial. 

The criminal defence experts at McMillan Williams will scrutinise and analyse every scrap of evidence against you, trawling through the mountains of paperwork, electronic data, and audio-visual recordings which all cases of this kind tend to generate, to find proof to support your claims.

They will look at every possible defence, whether it may be a case of mistaken identity or self defence, and they will leave no stone unturned in fighting your corner and ensuring your best interests are served.

Funding options

We offer a variety of funding options including legal aid (depending on your financial situation and the seriousness of the offence) or you may wish to privately fund your defence.  We offer fixed fees where possible to give you certainty from the outset. 

At MW Solicitors, Our Mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including those arrested or charged with murder or a serious violence offence  .

If you or a loved one has been arrested, contact our specialist Criminal Defence Solicitors without delay on 020 3551 8500 or or use our Contact Us form to arrange a callback.

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