Legally reviewed by: Kevin Waddingham Updated:

Criminal Defence Solicitors in London

With one of the biggest criminal defence teams in the UK, Cartwright King London can provide expert criminal defence for a wide range of criminal charges, from assault allegations and drug offences to cybercrime and benefits fraud. Our criminal law experts are available to offer fast, actionable legal advice 24/7, so get in touch as quickly as possible to get the high-quality representation you deserve. 

Our calm and collected attitude paired with our decades of experience in criminal law, give us the fighting edge when it comes to defending even the most complex cases. You can rely on our criminal lawyers for advice at any stage of your case. Whether it’s at a police station, the Crown Court, the Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court, we are there to defend you.

Having Cartwright King in your corner guarantees you immediate action, a non-judgemental approach and an expert criminal defence that puts your best interests first.   

Get in touch with our criminal defence solicitors in London on 0203 866 1844 for advice today. 

Whatever criminal charge you are faced with, we are relentless in our legal strategy and we are here to offer the best criminal defence representation in London. Call us on 0203 866 1844  to speak to an expert criminal solicitor today – available 24/7. 

Legal Aid for Criminal Defence

As one of the UK’s leading providers of Legal Aid criminal defence services, Cartwright King can advise you on your eligibility and how to obtain public funding from the Legal Aid Agency. 

If you are not eligible for Legal Aid, our affordable fixed-fee services could be the right solution for you. We also offer advance notice of charges whenever possible to help you keep up to date with the costs involved in your criminal defence case.

Why choose Cartwright King for your criminal defence?

To discuss your eligibility for Legal Aid, call our criminal defence solicitors on 0203 866 1844 for your initial, free telephone consultation with us. 

When your freedom and your reputation are at stake, finding the right legal representation is more important than ever. With our expert knowledge in criminal law and our swift, proactive approach, the criminal law solicitors at Cartwright King London know how to defend you the right way and we have the excellent success rate to prove it. 

Legal advice anywhere, any time

We offer level-headed advice and resourceful representation any time of the day. So, whether you are at the police station or you are facing a court hearing, you can speak to our criminal lawyers 24/7. 

A calm and non-judgmental approach 

No matter what charge has been brought against you or how complex your case is, our team will offer clear, actionable defence counsel that you can rely on.

Immediate response 

Time is of the essence when it comes to dealing with criminal charges. We take action immediately and get your defence organised swiftly to achieve a better outcome. 

Legal 500 Law Firm

Recognised by the Legal 500, Cartwright King is one of the top criminal defence law firms not only in London but in the UK.  

Find our London offices

Cartwright King has an experienced team of criminal lawyers working from our London offices located at 5th Floor Eldon Chambers, 30-32 Fleet St, London, EC4Y 1AA

Our building is easily accessible via the underground on the following lines: 

  • Temple Station – District and Circle Lines – @ 7 min walk
  • Chancery Lane – Central Line – @ 9 min walk
  • Blackfriars Station – Mainline Station – @ 5 min walk

To speak to one of our highly regarded criminal law solicitors in London about your case, please call  0203 866 1844 or send us your query using the form below.

We're here for you.

Frequently asked questions.

What to expect if you have been accused of a criminal offence?

If you have been accused of a criminal offence and your case goes to trial, the following will happen:

  • The crime is reported and investigated by the police
  • The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decides whether the case should be tried based on the evidence
  • The judge reviews your case and all evidence provided
  • If required, a jury is selected under the supervision of the judge 
  • The prosecution and the defence present their case
  • The jury give their verdict
  • If the defendant is found guilty, the judge decides the sentence 

Our criminal law solicitors in London will build a criminal defence strategy and will represent you at all stages – police station right through to court.  You can get in touch with the Cartwright King team 24 hours a day and at any stage of your criminal case. The earlier you get in touch with one of our experts, the faster we can start working on achieving the best possible result for your situation.

What court will my case be tried in?

If the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decides there is enough evidence to prosecute then your case is likely to go to trial. If the offence is minor it is likely your case will be tried by a district judge at the Magistrates Court. However, if the offence you have been charged with is serious, then it will be tried in the Crown Court and the verdict will be decided by a jury and a judge. 

How can you prove guilt in a criminal case?

The prosecution has the task of proving the guilt of the defendant beyond a reasonable doubt. It is our role as the defence to ensure that the judge or jury have enough reasonable doubt that they cannot be sure of the defendant’s guilt.

Our criminal law solicitors will employ various defence strategies to create reasonable doubt and present your involvement in the case in the most favourable light to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Can I appeal a guilty verdict?

Yes, if you have been given a guilty verdict in Court, we can help you appeal both your conviction and your sentence. Our criminal lawyers can apply to obtain permission to appeal and if granted, we can take your case to the Court of Appeal.

What our clients are saying about us

See our reviews at
  • Highly recommend 

    Jonathan always took the time to listen to my questions and concerns, he was always attentive, caring and highly professional. The court process was lengthy, and throughout it all Jonathan ... Read more Highly recommend
    Adyan, (December 2023)
  • Chet Desai is amazing 

    Chet Desai is amazing. Great support and advice. He even attended a meeting with me at very last minute. Highly recommend
    Meera Pala, (November 2023)
  • Great help with the ILR application 

    Sherena Lawrence has provided excellent support throughout my application for Indefinite Leave to Remain. At every step of the process, she explained in detail what needed to be done. Sherena ... Read more Great help with the ILR application
    Ilia, (November 2023)
  • Recommend 

    Sharad came as a recommendation from another solicitor and I am hugely grateful that he was. The advice, support and professionalism was reassuring at time when I was at a ... Read more Recommend
    Andrew Buglass, (November 2023)
  • Absolutely amazing 

    Honestly, amazing experience with our lawyer Sherena Lawrence. Very professional, knows her stuff, kept us updated instantly, kept us feeling prioritised. We had a positive outcome of our case and ... Read more Absolutely amazing
    Salah Salem, Review Solicitors (November 2023)
  • Fantastic, friendly service 

    Was in need of a criminal defence solicitor recently , I contacted Cartwright King via there website and received a call from James within hours , visited the office the ... Read more Fantastic, friendly service
    Carla Auty, (October 2023)
  • Great 

    If you are looking for a family child care firm then I would most definitely recommend Cartwright King. Fiona Bowen was great with communication both via emails and phone calls. ... Read more Great
    JS, (October 2023)
  • Professional but Human! 

    Leanne was a pleasure to deal with despite the nature of my case. Leanne and her team were amazing both in court and out of court. Communication between Leanne and ... Read more Professional but Human!
    Ben, Review Solicitors (October 2023)
  • Best choice 

    Having done my research and reading reviews I decided on Cartwright King. I am so glad I did. The best decision I made. Communication with James started straight away he ... Read more Best choice
    Client, Review Solicitors (September 2023)