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Being accused of a conspiracy or serious organised crime offence is extremely serious and, if convicted, you could receive a long prison sentence, a significant fine, and your assets seized.
It’s therefore essential to consult a specialist conspiracy and serious organised crime solicitor to advise you of your rights, clearly outline your options, and robustly defend your position at all stages of the criminal justice system.
We frequently deal with investigations by the National Crime Agency (formally the Serious Organised Crime Agency). We have a breadth of experience in dealing with huge importations, allegations of conspiracy and evidence obtained through the use of surveillance techniques. We handle all types of serious and organised crime, including all firearms offences, murder, drugs and serious drug allegations.
These types of criminal allegation are judged and punished severely due to the on-going threat of serious and organised crime to our personal safety, local communities, and national security. As well as fighting to preserve your liberty, we seek to limit any potential damage to your personal life, professional interests, and reputation, by vigorously defending your character against the allegations.
Our conspiracy and serious organised crime solicitors’ expertise
Our conspiracy and serious organised crime experience is extensive, covering cases of all types and complexities, including:
- Conspiracy to defraud
- Conspiracy to supply & import Class A drugs
- Money laundering offences
- Firearms offences, including supply and possession of illegal firearms
- Terrorism offences
- Human trafficking and Modern Slavery Act 2015 offences
- Organised immigration crime
- High value fraud
- Sexual exploitation, including child sexual exploitation
- Participating in the criminal activities of an organised crime group
- Conspiracy to commit murder
- Allegations investigated by Operation Trident
- National Crime Agency investigations
We also help clients challenge orders made in the course of criminal proceedings, including Restraint Orders and Confiscation Orders (which can be used to take control of your assets), and Serious Crime Prevention Orders.
Conspiracy and serious and organised crime cases are often confusing and complex, involving evidence from informers or covert surveillance. Our goal is to ensure the full disclosure of evidence so we are able to wholly explore every feasible avenue of defence, including challenging the admissibility of evidence where possible.
What does “conspiracy” mean?
A conspiracy is a plan made by two or more individuals to commit a criminal offence. It doesn’t matter whether those individuals actually committed the crime or not, simply the act of planning is enough to be charged with and convicted of a conspiracy offence.
For example, to be found guilty of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, you don’t need to actually sell drugs, or even be found in possession of drugs, to be convicted.
Why choose our conspiracy lawyers?
By instructing our firm, you will benefit from the expert advice and representation of some of the UK’s leading criminal solicitors.
We are ranked as one of the top criminal law firms in London and the UK by both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. A few prominent members of our team include Senior Partner, Paul Harris, Managing Partner, Shila Keshvari and Senior Consultant, Edward Preston, all of whom have specialist experience in high level criminal defence cases, including serious and organised crime cases.
Our firm is also accredited by the Law Society in Criminal Litigation, signifying our in-depth knowledge and expertise across all areas of criminal defence law.