Firstly, who makes the decision to prosecute? Generally the decision to begin any criminal prosecution is made by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Within the CPS there are specialist units who deal specifically with Rape and Sexual Offences. The responsibility to investigate criminal allegations lies with the police and generally, once their investigations are concluded, […]
How I can help
We understand that if you’ve been falsely accused of a crime it can have a devastating impact on your personal relationships and professional reputation. As experienced criminal law solicitors, we can help.
We assist those accused of all types of serious criminal allegations and are experts in the law of sexual offences including rape, sexual assault and historic allegations.
Based in London with Hodge Jones and Allen, we work with clients across the country. Whatever stage your case has reached, be it police investigation, formal charge, criminal trial or court martial proceedings – we can assist. If you’ve been wrongly convicted we can provide you with the right advice. We work with our clients every step of the way.
We know how important this is and you have our absolute attention. If you wish to speak to us in confidence, call us or send us an email.
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You focus on your life as I focus my expertise on your case. Whatever stage you’ve reached, I can take charge of the detail. Read more
What to expect
If you’re being investigated or face charges, you can’t just hope for the best. You must get professional legal advice.I will listen to you and advise you what to do. As a very simple guide, this section covers some of the basics about what you’re dealing with. Read more
I am happy to speak to you in confidence to discuss your immediate concerns and to see if I can assist. This is without any obligation by you. I’ll advise you how we can help and what your funding options are. I work hard to build trusting relationships with my clients and that starts with clarity and transparency on how to fund the work needed. Read more
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Natalie helped my husband to cope, to take the year from interview to trial a step at a time. She helped him maintain as much dignity as possible through this terrible ordeal.
Natalie Smith was a fantastic sounding board for me during a personally very difficult period of my life, following a false allegation.