Criminal Law

Aware of the cost and risk of going to Court, Sanders Witherspoon LLP weighs up all your legal options to give sensible advice, appropriate for you.

If you have been charged with a criminal offence, you need a solid legal team behind you. Sanders Witherspoon LLP in Billericay, Essex has been around for over half a century. In that time, we have carefully built one of the most experienced and successful criminal practices in East Anglia and Essex.

Where possible, we fix our costs so that you can have certainty that, not only will you receive first class representation, but also that there won’t be any extras. Where your livelihood or reputation are at stake, you may consider that investing in a quality defence team that you can trust and depend upon is something you cannot afford to miss.

William Morrison - Senior Legal Consultant specialising in criminal law and litigation

William Morrison

01277 889251

01277 219125

Billericay, United Kingdom

How can we help you?

Complete the brief form to request a confidential assessment of your legal issue.

How can we help you?

All defence work covered

Our team of criminal defence solicitors specialise in all aspects of criminal law, including:

  • Police station interviews
  • Urgent bail applications
  • Appeals against conviction
  • Appeals against sentence
  • Regulatory offences
  • Extradition proceedings
  • Homicide — murder and manslaughter
  • Assault and violent crime
  • Sexual offences
  • Dishonesty and fraud, including benefit fraud
  • Drugs offences
  • Driving offences
  • Cash and asset seizures
  • Proceeds of crime
  • Dangerous dogs
  • Money laundering


The experience to tackle all criminal charges

Our work covers the police station, Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court. Our criminal defence lawyers have unrivalled technical knowledge: We know precisely when criminal charges have been incorrectly brought and can instinctively exploit errors and oversights made by the CPS and the police.

What all of this means is that we don’t dabble in criminal law — the stakes for clients are too high. We regularly handle criminal appeals brought by people whose previous advisers missed crucial evidence in their case — so we know the mistakes to avoid.

When we take a case on, we investigate it thoroughly, working closely with the best specialist criminal barristers and other legal experts.

How much will it cost?

Sanders Witherspoon LLP only accept instructions on a privately funded basis. We refuse to have our standards of client care and representations hampered by government funding. We provide a comprehensive and high quality service to those who find themselves at a police station or facing prosecution before a criminal court

Legal Aid

Legal Aid these days does not equate to free representation. Only those on a very small income tend to qualify. If you give us a call, we will be happy to have a chat with you and establish whether you would otherwise qualify for Legal Aid. If that is the case we can refer you to someone that can help.

If you are seeking legal advice for criminal defence

Call us on 01277 889 251