The majority of sexual offences end up in the Crown Court before a Judge and a Jury where you will need to be represented by a specialist sexual offence barrister also known as counsel.
McMillans Solicitors only trust our cases to a handful of the country’s most respected and sought after sexual offence barristers which ensures that any client represented by us before the Crown Court can be guaranteed to receive an unrivalled quality of advocacy and representation.
Quality private representation at the Crown Court
It is right to say that anybody appearing before the Crown Court is entitled to make an application to be represented under the government’s legal aid scheme. Details as to how that scheme is operated can be found at www.gov.uk/legal-aid. However we are not prepared to compromise on quality by representing client’s under the legal aid scheme and as such we can make a number of cast iron guarantees that the traditional criminal legal aid firm cannot match; including that you will be allocated a dedicated solicitor who will have at least 17 years post qualification experience and who will have conduct of your case preparation throughout.
We can also guarantee that the barrister we instruct on your behalf will be a real specialist in defending false allegations of a sexual nature and will meet you in conference well in advance of your first court appearance at the Crown Court. As you are paying privately we can guarantee that that barrister will definitely attend for your trial which is unbelievably not the case under legal aid where counsel is routinely booked in to do several cases at the same time in the anticipation that some will not go ahead! As such under Legal Aid the barrister who turns up on the first morning of your trail may be somebody who you have never met before!
If you are working and are on a modest income even if you would be eligible for legal aid before the Crown Court the court will require that you pay a substantial monthly contribution towards the cost of your legal aid which is currently 90% of your disposable income!
It may well be that you are currently represented before the Crown Court by a legal aid solicitor and barrister and you are not happy with the level of service and client care you are receiving.
If that is the case please call us without delay in order that we can take over the conduct of your case where we ensure that you receive the highest quality representation leaving no stone unturned in the preparation of your defence.
You are fully entitled to be represented by a specialist sexual offence solicitor with whom you have full trust and confidence especially where you are facing serious false allegations, which place your reputation and even your liberty in jeopardy!
So if you are currently unhappy with your current solicitor or you are due to attend the Crown Court and have yet to sort out legal representation please get in touch 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Crown Courts we regularly attend
We represent client’s for all types of sexual offences at Crown Courts all over England and Wales
Below is a list of the Crown Courts we cover. Click on the links for more details and other useful information in relation to that Crown Court including address and contact details and recent success stories at that particular court
Bury St Edmunds
Central Criminal Court
Kingston upon Hull
Liverpool (Queen Elizabeth II Law Courts, Liverpool)
Manchester (Crown Square)
Manchester (Minshull Street)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Newport (Isle of Wight)
Newport (South Wales)