Serious & General Crime

At Richardson Lissack, our lawyers have experience with the full spectrum of serious criminal offences.

Areas of expertise

Serious & General Crime Services

Serious Crime

Our team of criminal lawyers specialise in defending individuals and corporates who are under investigation or being prosecuted by a government agency in relation to serious, organised, and complex crime.  This includes investigations and prosecutions brought by the:

  • Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
  • Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
  • HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
  • National Crime Agency (NCA).
  • National Trading Standards (NTS).
  • Insolvency Service.
  • Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
  • Environment Agency.
  • Department for Work & Pensions (DWP).
  • Competition & Markets Authority (CMA).
  • Office of the Public Guardian (OPG).

Our team has extensive experience in dealing with the full spectrum of criminal offences from the investigation phase through to any subsequent prosecution, devising a clear strategy from the outset to pro-actively and robustly challenge the allegations.  This includes undertaking our own pre-charge investigations; early engagement with the government agency responsible; representation during interviews under caution; and the preparation of written representations seeking to minimise the prospect of a prosecution.

Richardson Lissack also has experience in assisting clients who are subject to extradition proceedings or European Arrest Warrants, as well as assisting matters in foreign jurisdictions. Our experience in this area includes matters in Spain, the Netherlands, France, and Slovenia.

Prevention is better than a cure

How Richardson Lissack can help

Our lawyers are available 24/7 to assist you and provide legal advice in Serious Crime matters.

Contact London 020 3753 5352 or Manchester 0161 834 7284. Alternatively you can email

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Our team of experts

Anthony Smith
Anthony Smith

“I would like to say the service from Anthony was excellent. Whilst I see people, including my co-defendants getting frustrated with their legal team (ie. not being able to contact them and not getting questions answered), I have had a great service and was always satisfied from start to finish.”

Kim Nihill
Kim Nihill

“Kim’s always gone the extra distance in times of need and always been ever so easy to talk especially in times of stress. Kim’s very thorough and diligent in her work who’s judgement and opinion I’ll always trust. Kim’s always been readily available and if not - very prompt in getting back to me. I’ve recommended Kim to friends over the years and they’ve always thanked me in doing so as she’s provided them with the same level of care and attention. It’s been very reassuring having Kim in my corner.”

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