Draycott Browne is a highly-regarded Criminal Law Firm based in Manchester.  We have been representing businesses and individuals accused of criminal activity for over 20 years.

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.

We will scrutinise the evidence against you, advise on the appropriate plea, and make you aware of the possible sentence.

We offer expert advice, assistance and representation to those accused of or charged with criminal offences. We only defend.

We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to advise and assist those in Police Custody. We have vast experience with regard to the representation of those who appear before the Courts irrespective of the nature of the offence. We are able to offer advice not merely in relation to proceedings before the Court but also to those who have been wrongly convicted of a criminal offence.

Our experienced Criminal Defence Lawyers offer their services throughout the North of England, and we regularly represent clients at some of the UK's major Crown Courts across Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham & London. We are able to help you wherever you are in England and Wales.

If you are in need of a skilled and experienced criminal advocate, get in touch now.  We have a team of nationally respected criminal defence solicitors who know exactly how to build a robust defence strategy on your behalf, and we regularly secure outstanding results for our clients.


If you have been accused of a crime, it is crucial to contact a criminal law firm as soon as possible.

Here are some of the ways we can help:

Legal Expertise

Criminal law is a complex field. We will help you understand the charges against you, the potential consequences, and the legal process.  We’ll make sure you understand all your options clearly and work with you to find the optimal outcome.

Protection of Rights

A criminal law firm can protect your legal rights and ensure that the prosecution follows the proper legal procedures. We will also help you avoid self-incrimination and protect you from unlawful searches and seizures.

Building a Strong Defence

A criminal law firm can build a strong defence strategy for your case, based on the specific facts and circumstances. They can gather evidence, interview witnesses, and negotiate with prosecutors to get the best possible outcome for your case.

Representing You in Court

We will represent you in court, presenting your case before a judge or a jury. We can argue your case, cross-examine witnesses, and present evidence on your behalf.

Mitigating the Consequences

In case of a conviction, a criminal law firm can help mitigate the consequences, such as reducing the sentence or minimising the fines. We will also help you understand the long-term consequences of a criminal conviction, such as the impact on employment and housing opportunities.


We aim to provide a first-class service and to deliver the optimal outcome 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.

Our legal team devises effective case-strategies and fights hard to have cases dropped entirely or charges downgraded.

Regular communication, accessibility and quality service are our team’s highest priorities.

We are committed to thoroughly explaining all steps involved in the criminal law process, providing regular updates and making ourselves available 24/7.

By instructing Draycott Browne Solicitors as your legal representatives, you will have an exceptional team of highly skilled criminal defence lawyers on your side. 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 circumstances of your case.


Being arrested for a criminal offence has severe legal, financial, and emotional consequences for the individual charged with the crime, as well as his or her family.

If you have been accused of a crime, or have learned that there is a pending investigation, it is vital that you engage the services of a Criminal Law Firm as soon as possible.

Draycott Browne is widely considered as one of the top criminal law firms in the country.  We represent clients in criminal defence cases across the full spectrum of criminal law, including:


The Criminal Solicitors at Draycott Browne have over 20 years of experience in defending clients facing allegations of business crime, including fraud, money laundering and corporate manslaughter. We represent every client with the same fierce commitment, using our renowned forensic skills to analyse the prosecution's case and protect our clients.


Draycott Browne's Criminal Law Solicitors have built a formidable reputation across the legal profession and are noted for consistently achieving excellent results in serious crime cases.

We take great pride in our dedication and professionalism and are committed to achieving the best result possible for all of our clients. We will work tirelessly on your behalf, with an attention to detail and tenacity that is second to none, to ensure you have a strong and effective defence.


Becoming one of the most prosecuted offences in the criminal courts, fraud charges carry heavy sentences. Fraud is viewed very seriously in the internet age of phishing scams, online banking, emails, and social media. It is frightening to face, but our senior Criminal Lawyers are among the UK’s most highly respected and experienced specialists in fraud cases. We have a proven track record of achieving exceptional results for over 20 years.


Being charged with a sex offence can be an extremely traumatic experience. The alleged incident may have occurred a long time ago, but the impacts of the accusations may last far into the future causing you and your family intense stress and pressure. You need expert advice from experienced sexual offence solicitors who know how to respond to the charges and tell your story. Draycott Browne will be with you every step of the way.


Our expert Criminal Lawyers represent people charged with all kinds of corporate fraud. We will work closely with the SFO, HMRC, FCA and other enforcement agencies involved helping to minimise the impact to you and your business. Allegations of fraud can be extremely damaging to the reputations of both a company and an individual so it is vital that you respond quickly to any accusations and seek immediate legal advice to ensure the best chance of a successful outcome.


Draycott Browne Solicitors have helped many individuals and companies facing regulatory investigations. Our Criminal Solicitors in Manchester will help you navigate what is often a very complex area of law. We have an intricate understanding of how the government handles investigations and prosecutions, and bring that experience to bear in advising and defending our clients.

We also understand that criminal investigation, whether as a witness or a target, are stressful proceedings with which most of our clients have had no prior experience. We will provide clear, concise advice every step of the way.


We understand how serious the consequences of a conviction can be, and we’ll work tirelessly to help you throughout your case. Our main focus is to ensure your rights are protected, and that you receive the highest quality representation during this difficult time.

We can help you navigate the legal process, with excellent representation, clear advice and full support throughout. You will be treated with the utmost empathy, understanding and respect no matter what your situation.


Our dedicated team of motoring offence lawyers provide expert guidance and high quality advice on your case and the possible outcomes, as well as putting together an effective defence strategy to represent you in court. We have helped hundreds of clients avoid disqualification and many of our cases have been dropped by the prosecution without coming to trial. When faced with prosecution over a driving offence, it is crucial that you seek the best criminal defence representation available to you.


Our Drug Offence Solicitors offer expert legal advice to individuals being investigated for all forms of drug related offences.  After being arrested for a drug-related offence it is natural to be worried about the potential ramifications and the impact it may have on your loved ones. You need someone who will act in your best interests as quickly as possible, give you all the information you need and work to ensure you are protected.

Our solicitors are available 24/7/365, ready to help from the moment of your arrest and initial police interview through to the end of proceedings.


Draycott Browne offers the highest possible standards of professional excellence, with our privately funded criminal law defence representation. With the assurance of guaranteed access to our most experienced Criminal Solicitors, 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.


Our dedication to providing a first-rate Legal Aid criminal defence 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.

Contact Draycott Browne - A Top UK Law Firm

If you are facing criminal charges and you are looking for legal representation from a highly experienced Criminal Solicitors contact us today by calling (0)161 228 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. Draycott Browne is a leading Criminal Defence Law Firm in Manchester, regularly acting for clients in higher Courts across Liverpool, Birmingham and London and throughout England and Wales.

If you are in need of a skilled and experienced Criminal Defence Practitioner, the only sensible choice is Draycott Browne. Call us today on +44 (0)161 228 2244.

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