Criminal LAw Defence solicitors Manchester

Draycott Browne is one of the UK's leading criminal defence practices.

Known for our professionalism and attention to detail, we provide the highest standards of legal representation and are fully accredited members of the Law Society.

Established in 1998 and based in Manchester and Trafford, our highly qualified solicitors and support staff provide both legally aided and private client services. If you have been accused of or charged with a criminal offence, or if you have been wrongly convicted or excessively sentenced for a crime, we are here to help. Our highly experienced team can provide the advice, assistance and representation that you need.

Areas of Criminal Law we specialise in

Private client - Criminal Law Defence

Draycott Browne's private client department offers the highest possible standards of professional excellence. With the assurance of guaranteed access to our most experienced lawyers, we are the only choice for those in search of advice and representation to a standard that will not be paid for by the Legal Aid Agency.

Criminal Defence with Legal Aid

Our dedication to providing a first-rate Legal Aid service is unwavering. We continue to build upon our reputation as leading Legal Aid solicitors, providing the expert help you need, when you need it.

Our team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Irrespective of the nature of the offence of which you have been accused, we can provide assistance while you are in police custody and representation when you appear before the courts.

We also support clients beyond this stage, providing advice on the appeal process, prisoners’ rights and parole hearings.


Our aim at Draycott Browne is simple; to provide a first-class service and to deliver the best possible results for each of our clients. We firmly believe that everyone is entitled to high-quality representation regardless of financial means or circumstances, and display the same level of commitment to both privately and publicly funded clients.

We have a proven track record across a multitude of challenging and high profile cases and pride ourselves on our determination and dedication to achieve the right result for each of our clients.

By instructing Draycott Browne as your legal representatives, you will be gaining access to an exceptional team of highly skilled and experienced solicitors. We will draw on our invaluable expertise and breadth of technical knowledge, to build a strong and robust defence strategy for you, tailored to the specific requirements and individual complexities of your case.

We understand that anyone seeking our help may be feeling anxious and overwhelmed but you are not alone. We can help you navigate the legal process, will provide you with excellent representation and fully support you throughout. You will be treated with the utmost empathy, understanding and respect so no matter what your situation, we are here to help.

Contact our criminal solicitors in Manchester today by calling 0161 228 2244. If you would like us to contact you, simply fill in our online enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch as soon as possible.

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