For an Initial Consultation With a Member of Our Team

We have a strong team of criminal defence solicitors who are on hand 24 hours a day to provide provide emergency advice and representation at the Police Station or at Court. Our team understand how stressful it is being accused of a crime and have experience in a wide range of cases. Call us today for advice on 01282 422 711 or on our 24 hour number 07976 880012. Alternatively you can email us on and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Criminal Defence

Our criminal defence team are experienced in rigorously defending any allegations that you may be facing. With a vast amount of experience in both the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court, you can be confident we will fight your corner.

Areas we can assist with include:

  • Assault
  • Benefit Fraud
  • Business Defence
  • Crime
  • Crown Court
  • Cyber Crime
  • Drug Offences
  • Interviews Under Caution
  • Magistrates’ Court
  • Motoring Law
  • Police Station Representation
  • Regulatory Prosecutions
  • Serious Crime and Fraud
  • Sexual Allegations
  • Theft

We understand how difficult it is to be accused of a criminal offence and the potential life changing consequences that can follow if you’re found guilty. You’ll want to instruct someone who will fight your corner and deliver the best results.


In many cases, your defence can be funded by legal aid but if you are not financially eligible then we can also offer alternative funding options to you. Our expert team are able to provide legal assistance throughout England and Wales.

Why Choose Southerns?

We have been advising clients since 1792 and therefore we have a great reputation for understanding and getting the best results for our clients.

Speak to us about your circumstances and we’ll always explain your options, any fees that may be involved and tailor the advice to your individual needs.

Contact us

We provide criminal defence advice across the country, but we also have offices in Burnley, Blackburn, Blackpool, Cheadle and Sutton Coldfield. Please call us on 01282 422 711 or on our 24 hour number 07976 880012. Alternatively you can email us on and we’ll call you back.


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