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Criminal Defence

Duncan Lewis Criminal Defence Solicitors – 24/7 Criminal Defence


Duncan Lewis criminal defence solicitors offer 24/7 criminal defence services, 365 days of the year, with offices nationwide and expert crime lawyers able to advise on:

  • Appeals against conviction and sentencing
  • Crown court representation
  • Dawn raids and seizure
  • Extradition
  • Legal Aid for criminal defence
  • Magistrates’ Court representation
  • Mental health & crime
  • Pre-charge investigations & representation
  • Police station interview and 24/7 representation
  • Prisoners’ rights in custody
  • Search warrants
  • Youth crime.

Duncan Lewis can advise on general crime – including serious crime and violent crime – as well as business crime and white collar crime, including HMRC investigations.


Duncan Lewis Criminal Defence Solicitors – General Crime


Duncan Lewis crime lawyers advise on all criminal offences and offer expert representation at police stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, Appeal courts and youth courts for charges involving:


Benefit fraud investigation (DSS/DWP)

Immigration offences (passport/ID fraud)

Child abuse

Individual fraud

Counterfeit goods

Insurance fraud

Crash for cash

Motoring offences

Credit fraud (credit card and debit card fraud)

Sexual offences (including historic sexual offences)

Cyber crime


Dangerous dogs

Perverting the course of justice

Domestic violence

Public order offences

Drugs offences

Theft and burglary


Terrorism charges

Gang crime


Gun and knife crime



Duncan Lewis crime lawyers also advise on Civil Liberties matters such as unlawful arrest, wrongful imprisonment and prisoners’ rights in custody – as well as advising on appeals against conviction or sentencing.


Duncan Lewis Criminal Defence Solicitors – Business/White collar crime


Duncan Lewis criminal defence solicitors also have considerable expertise in defending cases involving white collar crime, serious fraud, HMRC investigations and City of London fraud investigations.


All Duncan Lewis criminal lawyers are police station representatives and can advise on criminal charges relating to business fraud or white collar fraud even before a charge is brought, including charges relating to:


Advance fee fraud

Fraudulently claiming public funding

Bribery and corruption

Insider Trading

Carousel fraud or MTIC
(Missing Trader intra Community fraud)

Investment fraud –
Ponzi/Pyramid fraud
Boiler room fraud
Recovery room fraud

Company fraud

Public sector fraud (fraud against local authority)

Computer hacking/IT crime

SFO investigations and prosecutions

Conspiracy to defraud

Share dealing fraud

Diversion fraud (wine, beer, spirits, cigarettes)

Tax investigations

False Accounting

Timeshare fraud

Financial fraud

VAT fraud


The Duncan Lewis business fraud team can advise on low-value cases or VHCC cases involving allegations of financial fraud.


Duncan Lewis criminal defence solicitors can also advise Confiscation Orders under Section 2 of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) – and civil asset recovery proceedings such as Restraint Orders under Section 5 of POCA.


Duncan Lewis Criminal Defence Solicitors – Our reputation for excellence


The Duncan Lewis Crime Department is ranked in Legal 500 2014 for its General Crime and White Collar Fraud Work.


Duncan Lewis crime lawyers have acknowledged expertise in case building based on a sound knowledge of the criminal justice system – and the ability to assemble compelling evidence and documentation in criminal cases, including highly technical and complex road traffic cases, as well as serious crime and business fraud.


Duncan Lewis represents clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal – and has highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious matters such as murder and rape.


Duncan Lewis Criminal Defence Solicitors – How to contact us


There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide – including more than 20 offices across London and the southeast and in all major cities across England and Wales.


A member of the Duncan Lewis criminal defence team can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes.


We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing criminal charges – call Duncan Lewis any time on 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice from our team of specialist crime lawyers.


For 24/7 help at a police station in England and Wales, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 020 7275 2036.


Duncan Lewis Criminal Defence Solicitors – When to contact us


Clients do not have to wait until they have been arrested to contact Duncan Lewis about any criminal charge – our team can advise from the initial stages of a police investigation, or if it is likely a client may be arrested and face criminal charges.


All Duncan Lewis crime solicitors are highly trained and highly experienced – and are dedicated to offering the best criminal defence services to our clients at police stations, courts and prisons.


Duncan Lewis Criminal Defence Solicitors – Legal Aid & Private Client


Duncan Lewis is a leading provider of Legal Aid criminal defence services.


Legal Aid is means tested and Duncan Lewis can advise further on public funding from the Legal Aid Agency at the initial client meeting.


In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, Duncan Lewis crime lawyers offer competitively-priced fee levels, with fixed fees and advance notice of charges whenever possible.


In some criminal cases, after the event insurance may be an option and Duncan Lewis will advise on an appropriate level of insurance to cover the potential costs of defending a criminal case and to pay any costs imposed by the court.


Call Duncan Lewis Criminal Defence Solicitors for expert legal advice on all criminal charges on 020 7923 4020.

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