Criminal Defence & Regulatory

Facing criminal charges or being part of a criminal investigation is a daunting experience for anyone. Whatever your situation we’re dedicated to offering a discreet and professional service on a range of criminal offences.

Our team are also experts in representing clients at Military Courts Martial and Armed Forces Disciplinary Proceedings. The team have vast experience of Courts Martial, both in the UK and abroad, and have appeared for the Court of Appeal and, ultimately, the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of military personnel.

All members of the criminal law team are part of the Law Society's Criminal Litigation Panel, and also specialise in:

  • Magistrates’ Court
  • Youth Court
  • Crown Court
  • Police station attendance
  • Appeals to all higher courts
  • Judicial Reviews
  • Courts Martial (Military)

Legal Aid

We are one of only five solicitors’ firms who provide legal aid for criminal cases in Lincoln. Our Lincoln-based criminal law team may be able to provide legal aid if you meet the eligibility criteria.


Whether you are eligible for legal aid depends on your financial circumstances and the strength of your case. Find out more on our legal aid page

The Law Society's Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme

We are members of the Law Society's Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme, which covers all types of criminal law work.

As a member, we have shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society and through external examination, that we have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of criminal litigation.


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Armed Forces, Military & Courts Martial

We are renowned for providing specialist legal advice to forces personnel. Our experienced team of lawyers can advise on military injury, Courts-Martial, house purchases, wills, employment law, family and divorce issues.

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What our customers say:

"The professionalism and reassurance you all showed from the beginning was a massive help. We couldn't have asked for a better barrister."

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Client C

"Thank you for all your assistance in my two cases"

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Client B

"Rachel has an astute understanding of the law, and delivers immaculately prepared cases with diligence and care"

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Legal 500, 2017

"Gordon is renowned for his court martial expertise in army-related cases"

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Legal 500, 2017

"Wilkin Chapman is particularly recommended for army-related cases."

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