Being accused of a crime which could see you jailed for many years – such as murder or grievous bodily harm – is a terrifying experience. If it happens, you need the best criminal defence team fighting your corner.

Murder – which involves someone of sound mind unlawfully killing another with the intent to kill or cause grievous bodily harm – is the most serious crime an individual can be accused of in England and Wales.

Those convicted face a mandatory life sentence, while those found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent to cause serious injury can also be jailed for life.

Such accusations can devastate the lives of the accused and their loved ones. With such a lot at stake therefore, if you are suspected of murder or a serious violent offence, it is imperative to get expert legal advice at an early stage.

The Criminal Defence Team at MW Solicitors has vast experience of dealing with allegations of all forms of serious violence, including those involving:

  • firearms;
  • knives; or
  • blunt instruments.

How we can help

Our specialist Criminal Defence Solicitors will be with you every step of the way, bringing with them the vital organisational skills required to run a complex criminal case and will work tirelessly to construct you as robust a defence as possible.

They will: accompany you at the police interview stage, where legal advice and a thorough knowledge of your rights are crucial; go with you to preliminary hearings at the magistrates’ court and fight for your right to bail if you are charged; and ensure you get the best advocates to speak on your behalf if your case goes to trial. 

The criminal defence experts at McMillan Williams will scrutinise and analyse every scrap of evidence against you, trawling through the mountains of paperwork, electronic data, and audio-visual recordings which all cases of this kind tend to generate, to find proof to support your claims.

They will look at every possible defence, whether it may be a case of mistaken identity or self defence, and they will leave no stone unturned in fighting your corner and ensuring your best interests are served.

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 murder or a serious violence offence  .

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.






Football arouses passion like no other sport – it is natural to love your team and show your support. However, the many stringent rules surrounding football matches could see you in trouble with the police for seemingly innocuous actions. Early legal advice in such situations is a must.

The laws regulating spectator behaviour at and around football stadiums on match days are numerous and strict. At MW Solicitors we understand how distressing it can be to find yourself accused of a crime for seemingly harmless behaviour.
Arrests can be made for chanting or displaying banners others might find offensive, throwing objects, taking flares or fireworks to a match, entering prohibited areas, being drunk at the ground, or even carrying alcohol in a vehicle travelling to a match.

Meanwhile, swearing or yelling could see you arrested for a public order offence if someone feels threatened, as can using or threatening violence or damaging property.

How we can help

The specialist Criminal Defence Team at MW Solicitors is highly experienced at defending a wide range of football-related offences including:

  • public order offences;
  • alcohol offences;
  • firework offences; or
  • stadium offences.

We can also help you apply to the court for the early release from a football banning order, which courts can impose for up to 10 years if you are convicted of a football-related offence. Such orders can see you banned from the vicinity of all specified football grounds, as well as pubs and even public transport. 

Our specialist criminal defence solicitors will listen to your side of the story, gather all the relevant facts, scrutinise all the evidence and consider every possible defence.

We will be with you during the police interview to offer expert legal advice and ensure your rights are protected. If you are charged we will fight for your right to bail and provide you with the best advocates at trial to pick holes in every aspect of the prosecution case and win you the best possible outcome.

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 public order or football-related offences.

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.

An accusation of a sexual offence such as rape can have a shattering effect on everyone involved and their families. If you are convicted of rape, or another sexual offence such as indecent assault, you are likely to be sent to prison for many years. It is impossible to turn back the clock on the damage caused to your reputation and the impact on your loved ones.

Allegations of sexual crimes are easy to make but difficult to defend – particularly when it is just your word against that of your accuser. This is why it is imperative if you are suspected of such an offence to get expert legal advice straight away.

How we can help

The experienced Criminal Defence Solicitors at MW Solicitors are highly adept at dealing with allegations of rape and sexual assault. We will handle your case sensitively, professionally and with the organisational skills needed to successfully defend your name.

We will be there with you at the crucial police interview stage to offer legal advice and ensure your rights are upheld. If you are charged we will accompany you to all preliminary hearings, striving to get you bail and ensuring your have the finest barristers at your trial to speak in your defence.

Our Criminal Defence experts will unstintingly explore every potential defence for you, including issues concerning consent, possible alibi or whether it is a case of mistaken identity.

We will strive to secure you the best possible outcome, questioning every piece of evidence against you to uncover discrepancies. We will also obtain defence witness statements – including character statements and expert evidence – to ensure your defence is as robust as it can be.

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 committing a Rape or Sexual Assault.

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.

Robbery – which involves using threats or violence to steal something – is one of the most serious offences you can be accused of in England and Wales. If convicted you potentially face up to life in jail, as well as suffering immeasurable damage to your reputation and family life.

Even convictions for ‘lesser’ offences such as burglary (breaking into a home or business to steal), theft from an individual, or shoplifting can result in a jail sentence, for which you could lose your job and experience devastating effects on those closest to you.

If you are suspected of stealing something, it is crucial to get expert legal advice as soon as possible.

How we can help

The Criminal Defence Team at MW Solicitors are committed to providing you with the best legal advice and representation. They will work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected and correct procedures followed at the police station and in court if your case goes to trial.

Our specialist criminal defence solicitors have all the essential organisational skills needed to run a complex criminal case and have vast experience of defending allegations of offences such as:

  • robbery;
  • armed robbery;
  • burglary;
  • shoplifting;
  • taking a vehicle without consent;
  • payment evasion; and
  • handling stolen goods.

Every factual and forensic aspect of your case will be scrutinised from the beginning and every shred of evidence will be examined and tested to come up with a solid case strategy and ensure your defence is as robust as it can be. 

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 robbery, burglary or theft.

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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