Our expert criminal lawyers are nationally and internationally recognised for their proactive defending and skilled representation for those accused of the most serious criminal offences.
Homicide allegations are invariably treated very seriously, and the police will prioritise resources and use specialist teams to investigate them. What happens in the early part of an investigation, including evidence gathered and what a person says in an interview, can determine the entire outcome of the case. It is important to have specialist legal assistance from the outset and instructing an experienced criminal defence solicitor will ensure that your rights are protected and that you have the legal advice you need.
Our criminal defence solicitors are able to advise on the different types of homicide or investigations relating to a person’s death, including the following types of cases and/or defence:
- Attempted murder
- Manslaughter, including involuntary manslaughter, unlawful act manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter, and corporate manslaughter
- Joint enterprise
- Partial defences of diminished responsibility, loss of control, and suicide pact
- Assisted dying, which can be caught by homicide laws
- Death by careless or dangerous driving
We have years of experience in defending all types of homicide allegations from shootings to sudden actions undertaken in extreme circumstances to work based deaths. Most cases begin at the police station but in some circumstances, they can begin as a voluntary interview on notice. Our specialist criminal defence solicitors can advise 24/7 at the police station or at the office before attending a voluntary interview. We fully understand how to protect your rights at this early stage, resist overbearing police pressure, and advise you about how to approach the investigation and interview.
Our lawyers will guide you through the police investigation and if it cannot be avoided, any subsequent prosecution. Our highly skilled team are well equipped to protect and advance our client’s interests including, where appropriate, taking the following steps:
- Carrying out a detailed forensic examination of the evidence
- Doggedly pursuing disclosure of material by the police or prosecutor
- Making defence enquiries and locating evidence and witnesses to support the defence
- Instructing expert witnesses, including pathologists and other types of specialists
Criminal Defence and Extradition
Inquests: Advising and Representing Interested Persons and Witnesses
Journalists and Media Organisations
Appeals and Miscarriage of Justice
Police Station Representation and Advice
Celebrity and High Profile Legal Services
Criminal Court Representation
Road Traffic Offences
Sexual Offence Allegations
Official Secrets Act Breaches
Human Trafficking, Smuggling, and Slavery Offences
University Misconduct Complaints
If you are concerned that the police may want to talk to you, or if a family member/friend/colleague require representation at a police station ask the police to ensure Bindmans are contacted or call our criminal defence solicitor’s on the phone number below.