Criminal Defence and Serious Crime
FMB Solicitors is recognised as one of the leading Criminal Defence firms in the North West, specialising in all types of Crime from the most serious to the least, and with clients from all walks of life.
With a combined experience of over 80 years dealing exclusively with Criminal work, our lawyers provide practical and immediate specialist advice 24 hours a day 365 days a year to those arrested or facing the prospect of prosecution.
We have successfully defended thousands of individuals detained at police stations, and we appear on a daily basis at Youth Courts, Magistrates’ Courts and Crown Courts, covering the length and bredth of the country. Our dedicated team includes first-class in-house advocates, and we have access to the finest Counsel and Queens’ Counsel in the land. We have unparalleled experience in all areas of the Criminal Justice System, from minor motoring and public order offences to the most serious offences such as murder, people trafficing, complex multi handed and high value fraud, and confiscation / cash forfeiture procedings.
Our aim in every case is to provide a service of the highest quality to ensure that your best interests are served, and to strive in every case for the best possible result, with attention to detail and the utmost discretion. Every client is innocent until proven guilty, and whether the allegations you face are serious and high profile, or a minor transgression, you can be assured of our expert advice and guidance through every stage of what can often be a daunting process.
We undertake both private and legally aided work. Call us now on 01254 274 700 to discuss your case with one of our Criminal specialists, or email us at
We screen all clients for eligibility for public funding under the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme.
For those not eligible we offer a free first consultation to enable us to assess your case and provide a detailed breakdown of likely costs.