Request a callback
Personal injury solicitors
Personal injury solicitors

Murder and Manslaughter

Murder and Manslaughter Defence Solicitors

Farleys’ Serious Crime team have significant experience of defending people who have been accused of, or charged with, murder or manslaughter.  With heavy punishments and penalties for those found guilty, you need access to the best legal advice and representation possible, as the law surrounding both murder and manslaughter is complex.

What is the difference between murder and manslaughter?

Put simply, murder is the unlawful killing of another person by someone with intent to kill or cause grievous bodily harm, whilst manslaughter is categorised by:

Voluntary manslaughter – the unlawful killing of another person by a reasonable person with no previous intent to kill

Involuntary manslaughter – refers to an unintentional killing, most often as a result of a negligent or reckless act

About Our Team

Farleys Solicitors are firmly established as one of the UK’s leading criminal defence law firms. We are based in Lancashire and Manchester with office facilities in London, and have a nationwide client base.

Our Serious Crime solicitors offer the highest quality of legal services across the whole spectrum of criminal defence work – offering a complete service, that is, from arrest through to appeals in the Supreme Court.

Find out more about our team

Farleys’ Serious Crime team operate a 24 hour emergency criminal law service on 01254 606050.


Why choose Farleys’ Serious Crime Experts?

No two cases are the same in this area of law and our team have successfully defended individuals in a number of high-profile cases involving accusations of murder and manslaughter.

Our recent murder cases include

    • R v RH and others – a co-defendant of Dale Cregan who was acquitted of murder.
    • R v SB & Others – a gangland murder in the Moss Side area of Manchester. Our client, the only female defendant in the case, was acquitted when the prosecution offered no evidence against her following submissions at the commencement of her trial.

Time is of the essence when it comes to murder and manslaughter charges, so if you find yourself in these unfortunate circumstances, don’t hesitate to contact our Serious Crime team.

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.




Contact a Murder or Manslaughter Defence Solicitor

At Farleys we have a specialist team who can provide advice and representation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have been accused of murder or manslaughter in any capacity, it is vital that you speak to a solicitor at the earliest opportunity.

To obtain expert advice from a serious crime solicitor, call our 24 hour advice line on 01254 606050 or drop us an email and we’ll contact you.

Awards we're proud of

Get in touch

Request a Call Back

Call us now on:

01254 606008

What Our Clients Say

We truly value and appreciate the feedback we receive from our clients, as we look to improve the services we offer on an ongoing basis