Why Choose Us?

“Recommended by our clients and our peers”

“For 20 years we have been successfully defending those accused of fraud and continue to be rated as a top criminal defence practice.”
David Caplin | Partner

Consistently ranked as a leading criminal defence law practice by the definitive guide to the UK legal profession (Chambers & Partners) and original members of the Serious Fraud Panel Cunninghams Solicitors are a specialist criminal defence practice with a team of lawyers dedicated to the proactive defence of individual and businesses facing allegations of serious fraud and business crime.

We defend our clients interests against actions taken by a variety of investigation and prosecution agencies including SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency), HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs), OFT (Office of Fair Trading), BSI (Department for Business Innovation & Skills), FSA (Financial Services Authority), HSE (Health and Safety Executive) in respect of allegations of VAT and Tax Fraud, carousel fraud, money laundering, mortgage fraud, trading standards and copyright fraud, corruption, corporate manslaughter and Health and Safety and Environmental infringements.

Our people bring the knowledge and experience needed to protect the personal and commercial interests of those caught up in an enquiry or prosecution which can have potentially catastrophic consequences for their liberty and livelihood.

Our goal is always to obtain the best possible outcome for our client and to guide our client through the process in an efficient and friendly manner.

With our intervention many investigations can be resolved at an early stage through negotiation without the need for formal criminal proceedings, leaving our clients reputation intact. The earlier we are contacted, the better. We offer a free initial telephone consultation

In many cases, public funding for a clients defence will be available, irrespective of a client’s means, particularly in the most serious of cases where the legal costs of defending oneself would otherwise be prohibitive. Cunninghams are proud to be one of a small number of specialist practices appointed to the Legal Services Commission Very High Cost Case (VHCC) Panel allowing it to conduct the defence of some of the country’s most serious and complex fraud cases through public funding.

If you think that you or your business is under scrutiny by the authorities, do not hesitate to call our team on 0800 32 888 46 or make an online enquiry.

The independent guide to the legal profession (Chambers & Partners) consistently highly ranks Cunninghams and its staff for its Criminal Defence work.

A masterful performer in heavyweight crime cases.

Chambers & Partners 2010


David Caplin is a thorough and effective advocate – the sort of person you go to when you want a guarantee that the job will be done properly.

Chambers & Partners 2008


A copper-bottomed guarantee of reliability.

Chambers & Partners 2007

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