Crime and Prison Law

MCP has one of the largest and well regarded Criminal Law Teams in East Anglia. Our team of over 10 lawyers includes Solicitors, Higher Court Advocates and Accredited Police Station Representatives. We provide a comprehensive 24 hours a day, 365 days a year service at the Police Station and also attendance at Youth, Magistrates and Crown Court representation throughout the country.

We have a number of members of our team who may work on your case in order to achieve the best possible result. Partners and Heads of Department are supervised by Sarah Adlam and other members of the team who work on your case will be supervised by Alison Muir who is the Head of the Crime and Prison Law department.

The Criminal Law department at MCP is nationally recognised and has for many years been ranked as a top tier firm in region in The Legal 500, an independent guide which ranks law firms and solicitors in the UK. In the Legal 500 for 2023  we were commended as being  " rightly recognised as one of the leading firms in East Anglia"  and testimonials given to the Legal 500 describe the team as "providing excellent service from representation at the police station all the way through to trial, having strength in depth and providing great client care"  The testimonials also state the "the courts in East Anglia know them well and they are thoroughly well respected". The team is led by Alison Muir who has been noted in the Legal 500 as “a first rate advocate" with "impeccable tactical instincts”. The team is also  recommended as a top tier firm in Chambers and Partners legal directory and the Good Lawyer Guide for “providing an excellent service to privately funded and legally aided clients”. 

We are first and foremost Criminal Defence specialists. We have a large contract with the Legal Aid Agency and undertake a significant amount of legally aided work from the Police Station to the Magistrates Court, Crown Court and Court of Appeal.Over the past few years we have helped clients in major high profile cases from serial murder, historical sexual offences, multi-million pound fraud and major drug importation.

We also undertake private defence and private prosecution work and in particular have gained an enviable reputation in assisting clients in relation to a wide variety of motoring offences.

Whatever the nature of the case, and however large or small, our clients can be sure that they have an experienced team to fight their corner. 

We are also one of the few firms whose legal clerks regularly attend the Crown Court thereby giving a comprehensive service and the highest level of client care from the start of the case through to its conclusion. 

For more information please contact our Crime team.