Q. Do you undertake work under the legal aid scheme?
A. Yes, the bulk of our work is done under legal aid, either with prior authority from the LSC or under VHCC arrangements.
Q. Do you accept work anywhere in the UK?
A. Yes, whilst most of our work is in England (we have recently attended Crown Courts as far South as Winchester and as far North as Carlisle) we have also completed work for other parts of the UK (including Northern Ireland).
Q. Do you undertake work in relation to Magistrates Court and Crown Court proceedings?
A. No, we only undertake work related to crime and proceeds of crime, but we can recommend another firm which would be able to assist you.
A. That varies depending upon the amount of work required, however it will in most cases be between 4 and 8 weeks from the date upon which we receive all the necessary information and authority to proceed.
A. Yes, we will happily supply a fee quotation, free of charge and without obligation.
A. You will be best placed to know what information is relevant. Typically, in a case going to trial, any of the following which you have would be useful: a prosecution case summary, an outline of the defence case, counsel’s advice on the instruction of an expert, a page count of witness statements and exhibits, and a note of any deadlines and expected hearing dates. In a confiscation case a copy of the body of the prosecutor’s statement under s16 PoCA 2002 or equivalent (without the appendices) is essential.
A. No, we only undertake work on the instructions of solicitors or barristers.