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.
Ched Evans Case
14 October 2016
“Draycott Browne Solicitors are delighted to confirm the verdict of not guilty in the case of Ched Evans. The verdict, delivered unanimously, finally brings to an end a case that began on the 31st May 2011. We were instructed by Mr. Evans after he had been convicted in 2012. We offered him advice and assistance during this period through to the successful application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission for the referral of his conviction to the Court of Appeal.
Cardiff City striker, Lee Tomlin
03 November 2017
On 3rd November, Lee Tomlin appeared before the Crown Court at Leicester in relation to an allegation of causing Grievous Bodily Harm. As a result of representations made upon his behalf, no evidence was offered and a Not Guilty verdict was entered.
Huddersfield Giants Winger.
06 November 2016
Shaun Draycott conducted the successful representation of Rugby League Professional, Gene Ormsby, in relation to proceedings brought against him under the Dangerous Dogs Act....."
Liverpool FC Defender, Lloyd Jones
06 November 2017
Lloyd Jones appeared before the Crown Court at Gloucester in relation to an allegation of causing grievous bodily harm. No evidence was offered and a verdict of not guilty was entered.
Liverpool's Longest Fraud Trial
18 October 2018
In the longest fraud trial Liverpool's Crown Court has seen, Rob Mann of Draycott Browne conducted the successful representation of former Conservative councillor David Richard Barton. A not guilty verdict was returned after 137 days of trial allowing David to finally put his life back on track.
Draycott Browne instructed by former Worcestershire Cricketer, Alex Hepburn
12 April 2019
On the 12th April 2019, Alex Hepburn was convicted, at Worcester Crown Court, of an offence of rape by oral penetration. Whilst we did not represent Mr. Hepburn at trial, we are instructed to offer him advice and assistance in relation to his proposed appeal against conviction.
November 2019 – exceptional Court of Appeal success
01 January 1970
In November of 2019, Draycott Browne Limited secured a further success at the Court of Appeal.We were called upon to consider grounds of appeal that had been drafted by our predecessors who had represented our client at trial