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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
    • Prison Law
    • Extradition
    • Courts Marital (Military)

    Legal Aid

    Legal Aid Agency (LAA_logo_2015.jpg)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 Accredition 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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    "Nigel Burn is 'very competent in all respects.'"

    Nigel Burn is 'very competent in all respects.'

    Legal 500, 2013

    "The service provided by Wilkin Chapman LLP is 'always extremely satisfactory'. Well known for complex, high-value fraud cases, the team in 2012 successfully defended a..."

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    The service provided by Wilkin Chapman LLP is 'always extremely satisfactory'. Well known for complex, high-value fraud cases, the team in 2012 successfully defended a client in a major SFO case at Liverpool Crown Court

    Legal 500, 2013
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    Andrew Holt

    Andrew Holt

    Partner and Head of Litigation and Regulatory & Crime
    01522 515940
    Rachel Taylor

    Rachel Taylor

    Senior Solicitor
    01522 515955

    "Nigel Burn is 'very competent in all respects.'"

    Nigel Burn is 'very competent in all respects.'

    Legal 500, 2013

    "The service provided by Wilkin Chapman LLP is 'always extremely satisfactory'. Well known for complex, high-value fraud cases, the team in 2012 successfully defended a..."

    Read more

    The service provided by Wilkin Chapman LLP is 'always extremely satisfactory'. Well known for complex, high-value fraud cases, the team in 2012 successfully defended a client in a major SFO case at Liverpool Crown Court

    Legal 500, 2013
  • "Nigel Burn is 'very competent in all respects.'"

    Nigel Burn is 'very competent in all respects.'

    Legal 500, 2013

    "The service provided by Wilkin Chapman LLP is 'always extremely satisfactory'. Well known for complex, high-value fraud cases, the team in 2012 successfully defended a..."

    Read more

    The service provided by Wilkin Chapman LLP is 'always extremely satisfactory'. Well known for complex, high-value fraud cases, the team in 2012 successfully defended a client in a major SFO case at Liverpool Crown Court

    Legal 500, 2013