Our dedicated private client crime team consists of Charles Worthington, Giovanna Fiorentino, Martin Tracy, Ben Holden and Becky Gay.
With the best will in the world, there is only so much any solicitor can do when limited by the financial constraints of legal aid. If you want a service that gives you advice and guidance whenever and wherever you want it, then our private crime team can provide that.
We appreciate that clients who pay privately will expect a premium service, which we aim to deliver. A service that allows our clients a personal and relaxed relationship with their legal team, complimented by a highly qualified staff with extensive experience in all aspects of general and commercial crime.
To represent a client in a criminal case requires an understanding of the client’s fears and frustrations. Private clients can be assured that the fee earner and their support staff are conscious of this.
It seems to us that each case is treated as a bespoke service; tailor made for each client with consideration a high priority to the required seniority of fee earner to deliver a comprehensive service that is value for money.
In every case, whatever the charge, whether it is a very minor offence or a serious allegation, it is in all likelihood one of the most traumatic events to occur to an individual and accordingly, one should expect an exceptional level of service from those who undertake that representation.
A full and highly professional service is provided from the initial point of contact through to trial. Our experience allows us to provide advice and assistance at the highest level at the police station to insure maximum disclosure of evidence is available from the investigating officers, so that advice at that early stage, which is key in any criminal case, is of the highest standard.
A privately funded client will often find that the courts are easier to navigate, as they are more likely to allocate fixed dates for trial. Private funding allows defence lawyers to investigate and pursue enquiries which are often curtailed under the Legal Aid provisions.
In short, our private clients can expect a highly professional and experienced team of lawyers who are dedicated to the successful outcome of our client’s case, which in turn has developed the private practice of Lansbury Worthington Solicitors and which has served to extend an ever growing reputation for such bespoke and discreet representation.
Our private rates vary between £190 - £290 per hour, but we find that many clients prefer to agree a fixed budget so they know they will not be hit with unexpected bills. A fixed fee for a Magistrates' Court trial could start from £1500 + vat, with Crown Court trials starting from £3000 + vat. We charge £600 including vat for one off hearings at the Magistrates' Court (within the M25 area).
Please contact Charles Worthington for further information. firstname.lastname@example.org