Criminal Law

The crime department at Hanne & Co is a team of dedicated and experienced solicitors and advocates with a reputation for fearlessly fighting for the rights of their clients.

How can we help?

We offer assistance 24 hours a day, by providing help to those who are under arrest in police stations and by appearing in magistrates’ or crown courts in London. Headed by our senior partner, Martyn Meadows, the team comprises only specialist solicitors.

Robust, independent and fearless representation

Hanne & Co has a proud reputation of representing the rights of the individual against the police and other prosecuting authorities. We have been at the forefront of shaping the legal landscape in London and of ensuring that individuals are vigorously defended throughout the capital.

We were one of the first firms in London to undertake Legal Aid work, ensuring that individuals were able to afford quality legal representation when their liberty was at stake. We were co-founders of one of the first duty solicitor scheme in the country, ensuring that people under arrest were able to access free independent legal representation for the first time. This tradition of independent and robust representation is one that Hanne & Co is proud to continue.

Experience counts

Being arrested for an offence is a daunting experience. This is the most critical stage in any investigation and receiving proper advice and representation from experienced solicitors can make the difference between being charged and convicted – or released. All such cases are treated as a matter of high priority by our team, day or night.

We have always believed that everyone is entitled to high quality legal representation, regardless of means. Whether your case is privately funded or legally aided, you will receive representation of the highest calibre. Your case will be planned and prepared by an experienced solicitor and you will be represented in court by an experienced advocate. We are specialists in all aspects of criminal law and we are dedicated to securing the best result for our clients.

All the solicitors at Hanne & Co have a wealth of experience in dealing with a wide range of criminal cases. We represent people at all stages – from the initial meeting at the police station, throughout the court process and, if necessary, to appeal.

We are particularly experienced in defending:

  • Homicide
  • Confiscation applications
  • Sexual and pornography offences
  • ASBOs
  • Road traffic matters

Whilst we deal with cases under the existing provisions for Legal Aid, we also accept instructions on a private basis and at reasonable rates. We are always happy to discuss our private rates and we may be able to represent you on a fixed fee basis.