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Business Crime Fraud Farleys Solicitors LLP
Business Crime Fraud Farleys Solicitors LLP

Serious Crime Defence Solicitors

Being at risk of investigation, arrest or charged with a serious crime, whether national or international; can be a worrying and stressful time. Farleys’ specialist solicitors provide first class advice and representation, from initial arrest through to police station interviews and court proceedings.

We regularly provide legal advice and criminal defence services to a wide range of clients who have been accused of the most serious of crimes. Our specialist criminal defence lawyers have extensive experience successfully representing clients charged with serious crimes, including where the National Crime Agency (NCA) is involved.

If you or someone close to you are being investigated for or charged with a serious crime offence, get in touch with our criminal defence team today via email or on our 24 hour emergency line: 01254 606050.

Why choose Farleys?

You can be assured we will provide you with a bespoke service and create the best defence team available, With our in-house corporate and commercial expertise and a network of skilled experts in accounting, telephony, forensic analysis and advocacy on hand to assist.

We understand that being investigated or charged with an offence can be a very stressful and daunting experience and we pride ourselves on providing a professional and personalised service, where you can feel safe in the knowledge that we will work tirelessly to get you the best outcome possible in your case.

National Serious Crime Defence Experts

Whilst our specialist team is predominantly based across the North West within several offices including Manchester, Preston and Blackburn, we also offer appointments at our London office. Location is not an issue to us; we have a national client base.

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Hereford: 52.055400, -2.715170
Worcester CC: 52.190698, -2.224215
Maidstone: 51.272178, 0.534691
Stafford CC: 52.848100, -2.176360
Harrow CC: 51.566670, -0.333330
Southampton CC: 50.941582, -1.472281
Nottingham CC: 52.974203, -1.164711
Southwark CC: 51.467160, -0.060600
Old Bailey: 51.515830, -0.101910
Blackfriars CC: 51.502428, -0.100116
Chester CC: 53.207393, -2.881343
Carlisle Cases: 54.889669, -2.934311
Newcastle CC: 54.987630, -1.633844
Colne - Murder Acquittal: 53.856800, -2.169120
Birmingham Cases: 52.481400, -1.899830
Preston Crown Court: 53.763934, -2.703710
Cases in London: 51.508500, -0.125740
Liverpool Crown Court: 53.410600, -2.977940
Burnley CC: 53.800000, -2.233330
Leeds Crown Court: 53.796200, -1.539850
Blackburn: 53.749700, -2.479750
Sheffield Cases: 53.383000, -1.465900
Manchester Crown Court: 53.479100, -2.244100
Bolton CC: 53.578700, -2.466970
Wood Green CC: 51.602200, -0.112568
Mold CC: 53.166700, -3.141430
Stoke on Trent: 53.018000, -2.164550
Bradford: 53.792856, -1.750259
Plymouth CC: 50.371300, -4.142570
Shrewsbury CC: 52.707900, -2.754010
Leicester CC: 52.636800, -1.131230
Lincoln CC: 53.233600, -0.539217
Barrow CC: 54.126500, -3.212340
Teeside CC (Middlesborough): 54.576000, -1.234400
Kingston Upon Thames: 51.409600, -0.306262
Derby CC: 52.921300, -1.476150
Dudley CC: 52.511500, -2.082010
Bristol CC: 51.453800, -2.597300
Northampton CC: 52.241300, -0.886896
Caernarfon CC: 53.139000, -4.269190
Hull CC: 53.744500, -0.332005
York CC: 53.958700, -1.061440
Swansea CC: 51.621100, -3.946780
Woolwich Crown Court: 51.482700, 0.062334
Cambridge Crown Court: 52.203000, 0.138251
Poole: 50.717900, -1.981520
Canterbury Crown Court: 51.280000, 1.080250
Norwich Crown Court: 52.628600, 1.292270
Coventry: 52.408200, -1.510480
Chelmsford CC: 51.734500, 0.472454
Swindon CC: 51.561400, -1.785690

What People Say About Us

“Five star operator Paul Schofield is accessible, has the human touch and is one of the best solicitors I have ever dealt with “

Chambers & Partners

2017-08-31T15:55:24+01:00

Chambers & Partners

“Five star operator Paul Schofield is accessible, has the human touch and is one of the best solicitors I have ever dealt with “
"They are a fantastic team, always willing to go the extra mile for the client."

- Legal 500 2023

2022-10-13T16:18:17+01:00

- Legal 500 2023

"They are a fantastic team, always willing to go the extra mile for the client."
“The intrinsic warmth of Paul Schofield’s personality allied to his tremendous expertise.”

 Solicitor Client

2017-08-31T15:58:39+01:00

 Solicitor Client

“The intrinsic warmth of Paul Schofield’s personality allied to his tremendous expertise.”
"Paul Schofield and Bridgette Hibbert are just incredibily hardworking. A team that is second to none."

- Legal 500 2023

2022-10-13T16:22:10+01:00

- Legal 500 2023

"Paul Schofield and Bridgette Hibbert are just incredibily hardworking. A team that is second to none."
“Paul is a very able and experienced practitioner who brings a clear, level head to the table “

Legal 500 

2017-08-31T15:56:00+01:00

Legal 500 

“Paul is a very able and experienced practitioner who brings a clear, level head to the table “
The ‘tactically astute’ Bridgette Hibbert is praised for her knowledge of all aspects of business crime and regulatory matters; she ‘rapidly identifies the relevant issues in complex cases, easily develops a rapport with clients and has the knack of explaining complicated issues in simple terms’.

Legal 500 Guide 2017

2017-11-01T11:52:03+00:00

Legal 500 Guide 2017

The ‘tactically astute’ Bridgette Hibbert is praised for her knowledge of all aspects of business crime and regulatory matters; she ‘rapidly identifies the relevant issues in complex cases, easily develops a rapport with clients and has the knack of explaining complicated issues in simple terms’.
"Paul Schofield is exceptional. He has a huge amount of experience and is incredibly easy to work with."

- Legal 500 2023

2022-10-13T16:15:18+01:00

- Legal 500 2023

"Paul Schofield is exceptional. He has a huge amount of experience and is incredibly easy to work with."
“Paul Schofield is absolutely first class, with a very good grasp of client care. Paul’s ability to put the client at ease is second to none. “

Legal 500

2017-08-31T15:54:48+01:00

Legal 500

“Paul Schofield is absolutely first class, with a very good grasp of client care. Paul’s ability to put the client at ease is second to none. “
"Paul Schofield is outstanding. He is meticulous in his preparation and has an excellent support team."

- Legal 500 2023

2022-10-13T16:17:14+01:00

- Legal 500 2023

"Paul Schofield is outstanding. He is meticulous in his preparation and has an excellent support team."
Paul is "superb and vastly experienced" and "leaves no stone unturned for his clients and is the master of patient strategy"

Legal 500 Guide 2017

2017-10-24T15:01:42+01:00

Legal 500 Guide 2017

Paul is "superb and vastly experienced" and "leaves no stone unturned for his clients and is the master of patient strategy"
"I could never thank you enough for your sound advice, support and perseverance."

Mr J - Criminal Defence Client

2019-04-30T12:40:35+01:00

Mr J - Criminal Defence Client

"I could never thank you enough for your sound advice, support and perseverance."
Laura Walmsley is ‘meticulous – she has a knack for detecting and unpicking flaws in the prosecution case and is the solicitor every defendant would want on their side’.

Legal 500 Guide 2017

2017-11-01T11:50:11+00:00

Legal 500 Guide 2017

Laura Walmsley is ‘meticulous – she has a knack for detecting and unpicking flaws in the prosecution case and is the solicitor every defendant would want on their side’.
"Thank you and all of the amazing team at Farleys for all that you have done for me and my family. From the first meeting I was reassured by your experience and professionalism. Your calm, assured approach gave great confidence and I felt looked after throughout.

Your team who put in the ‘hard yards’ with copious amounts of photocopying, scanning, organising and preparation are greatly appreciated. I was always greeted with a smile and a cup of coffee. What an amazingly professional and friendly team!!"

- Richard Emmett, Client of Paul Schofield

2022-09-08T12:31:14+01:00

- Richard Emmett, Client of Paul Schofield

"Thank you and all of the amazing team at Farleys for all that you have done for me and my family. From the first meeting I was reassured by your experience and professionalism. Your calm, assured approach gave great confidence and I felt looked after throughout. Your team who put in the ‘hard yards’ with copious amounts of photocopying, scanning, organising and preparation are greatly appreciated. I was always greeted with a smile and a cup of coffee. What an amazingly professional and friendly team!!"
Bridgette Hibbert has proved to be an absolute specialist in my case against Trading Standards. Incredibly experienced and superbly efficient. Bridgette believed in me and went way past her call of duty, helping me and my wife get through 3 horrendous years. Bridgette, we will always be indebted to you. Thank you

Mr M , Company Director

2017-11-01T11:51:13+00:00

Mr M , Company Director

Bridgette Hibbert has proved to be an absolute specialist in my case against Trading Standards. Incredibly experienced and superbly efficient. Bridgette believed in me and went way past her call of duty, helping me and my wife get through 3 horrendous years. Bridgette, we will always be indebted to you. Thank you
“I just can’t thank you enough. You have all been so brilliant. I could not have had better support personally and legally, I will never ever forget it” 

Mr G

2017-08-31T15:57:55+01:00

Mr G

“I just can’t thank you enough. You have all been so brilliant. I could not have had better support personally and legally, I will never ever forget it” 
"We wish to thank you [Bridgette Hibbert] for your fantastic criminal defence work. As a family, we found ourselves in a situation none of us could have thought possible. The odds were undoubtably against us – but your skill, knowledge and commitment to get the truth helped us to hold ourselves together and remain hopeful of a just and positive outcome. We wholeheartedly recommend Farleys and their key partners and will be forever in your debt. Your work has had a life changing impact on our family."

Jon, Sarah and Oscar

2022-09-30T12:16:46+01:00

Jon, Sarah and Oscar

"We wish to thank you [Bridgette Hibbert] for your fantastic criminal defence work. As a family, we found ourselves in a situation none of us could have thought possible. The odds were undoubtably against us – but your skill, knowledge and commitment to get the truth helped us to hold ourselves together and remain hopeful of a just and positive outcome. We wholeheartedly recommend Farleys and their key partners and will be forever in your debt. Your work has had a life changing impact on our family."

Our team deal with a wide range of serious crime cases, including:

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Funding your Case

Farleys Solicitors have a contract with the Legal Aid Agency. Legal Aid for criminal matters is available in many cases, subject to your financial circumstances.

Find out more about how your criminal defence can be funded.

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