Offences against children are taken extremely seriously by the criminal justice system in England and Wales and if you are convicted of harming a child you can expect a lengthy prison sentence and almost irreparable damage to your reputation.

If you have been accused of an offence against a child, it is essential to obtain expert legal advice as soon as possible.

Whether you are accused of excessively punishing your own child, sexual or violent offences against a child, or child cruelty, harassment or pornography, the specialist Criminal Defence Team at MW Solicitors can help.

How we can help

Our expert Criminal Defence Solicitors have a wealth of experience of defending allegations of crimes against children including:

  • child homicide, violence or cruelty;
  • sexual abuse (current and historical);
  • child prostitution or trafficking;
  • child pornography;
  • parental assault where reasonable chastisement is not a defence;
  • abandonment of a child;
  • forced marriage involving an under 18 year-old; and
  • kidnapping.

With the tact and key organisational skills required to handle such a sensitive and complex criminal case, we will challenge the allegations from the outset and dedicate our time and formidable resources to building you a robust defence.

We will provide legal advice and ensure proper procedures are followed at the police interview stage and, if you are charged, we will fight for your right to bail at the magistrates’ court. If your case goes to trial, we will engage the best defence barristers available to test every element of the prosecution’s case and ensure your defence is put forward in the most effective manner.      

All possible defences available to you will be considered and every piece of evidence – whether in paper, digital or audio-visual form – scrutinised to find proof to support your claims and ensure you get the justice you deserve.

Funding options

We offer a variety of funding options including legal aid (depending on your financial situation and the seriousness of the offence) or you may wish to privately fund your defence.  We offer fixed fees where possible to give you certainty from the outset. 

At MW Solicitors, Our Mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including those arrested or charged with offences against children.

If you or a loved one has been arrested, contact our specialist Criminal Defence Solicitors without delay on 020 3551 8500 or or use our Contact Us form to arrange a callback.



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