Serious Crime Defence Lawyers

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Serious Crime Defence Lawyers

If you are suspected of a serious crime or have been arrested as part of investigation, it's vital you find a criminal defence solicitor as soon as possible. Berkeley Sahota can help you throughout this very stressful time by providing you with first-class legal guidance and support.

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At Berkeley Sahota we have over twenty years of experience in defending individuals accused of serious and grave crimes.

Many clients approach us because we guarantee that their case will be conducted by an experienced specialist, not a junior lawyer or paralegal and because of our commitment to the highest standards of client care. From the police station to the final court hearing your case will be conducted by Roger Sahota or a named and credentialed senior lawyer. The barristers we work alongside are carefully chosen from some of London’s top criminal chambers. They all feature highly in the Chambers directories.

Serious and Grave Crimes require specialist expertise because they often raise difficult and complicated issues of law or complex factual scenarios often outside the standard range of experience of many other practitioners. Typically, the complex murder, fraud and organised crimes cases we are regularly instructed in will involve many thousands of pages of evidence, reports from forensic expert witnesses and complicated technical evidence such as cell site, DNA or accountancy analysis.  

Recognised as an authority in the field of criminal law, Berkeley Sahota’s principal lawyer Roger Sahota has been involved in one of the largest, most complicated and longest running criminal prosecutions ever staged. Our experience, legal knowledge, technical know-how and resource capabilities means that we are well equipped to deal with the most demanding and challenging cases.

Read more about our serious crimes practice specialisation areas below: 

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Fraud and Business Crime

Confiscation and Restraint Orders

Extradition  

Murder, Violent Crime and Gun Crime

Sexual Offences

Terrorism and Political Crimes

Drugs Offences

Computer and Internet Crime

Acquitted with a no case to answer” was the successful outcome of my final proceedings. Thanks to Roger’s vast experience, his client care approach during such challenging times & skilful execution from the start, took a whole lot of burden off my shoulders.

It was out of sheer luck that I found Roger. I had the final terms from another nationally known firm on my desk awaiting to be signed and I paused, ran another search on-line and found Berkeley Sahota. Despite being on holidays, Roger was very quick to call me back on my enquiry. During our first conversation, with his calm, honest & unassuming approach, I knew I would be in capable hands.

Roger represented me at my first hearing and was he on fire. Whilst it left me confused at first, I know now, he was there in front of the bench with my interest in mind. Following which Roger appointed a very capable Michael Magarian QC to represent me for the next appearance. Michael’s cross-examination tactics and presentation of defence case was terrific. A very talented barrister indeed.

The period prior to my appearance and in the courtroom was mentally a very challenging time for me. With Roger & Michael in my corner and their ingenious attention to details of my case ended that burdensome feeling. On Friday the 13th, in that courtroom mid-case being acquitted, I was flooded with euphoria.
Thank you Roger.
— Rudolp T
As a retired General Manager of a Housing Association, former university Senior Lecturer and one of seven directors of a national charity, I am pleased to provide this professional reference. I was recommended by my great niece who is a barrister with the Crown Prosecution Service to approach Mr Sahota as being one of the best people in his field to deal with my case. The police needed to investigate certain allegations made about me in a criminal matter said to have taken place during the time of my National Service many years ago. Mr Sahota acted in a very supportive way. The matter was delayed and delayed by the police and during that period Mr Sahota showed his expertise and care. He was available by phone and email whenever I wished to speak to him. He showed a thorough understanding of his field of expertise. He gave me confidence with his advice. I feel confident that he understands my situation and he will represent me in a competent and incisive way.
— David L