A private prosecution is the initiation of criminal proceedings by a private individual or company who is not acting on behalf of the police or any other prosecuting authority. While such prosecutions were previously a relatively rare occurrence, this is now no longer the case. With funding restrictions affecting the capabilities of traditional authorities such as the police and Crown Prosecution Service in pursuing all prosecutions, individuals and corporate entities are increasingly choosing to pursue criminal investigations on a private basis. If you find yourself subject to private prosecution, it is vital to instruct a solicitor with expert knowledge of the criminal court system and of defending clients in private prosecution cases. Wilford Smith's Criminal Defence Solicitors have all the skills required for this role, with many years of experience conducting robust defences on behalf of our clients and with an enviable reputation for advocacy and litigation.
Wilford Smith's solicitors take pride in their reputation for unique representation, providing clients with a service that is exceptionally strategic and results driven to achieve the best outcome in any case. Our team of lawyers will conduct the most exacting examination of evidence, rigorously testing the prosecution's case and exposing any underlying weaknesses. You can be sure that you will always receive advice that is clear, concise and jargon-free so that you are fully informed throughout this process.
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