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Private Prosecution Solicitors: Justice Delivered – Not Denied

Our private prosecution solicitors provides expert advice on launching proceedings in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts.

The team has extensive experience in this field having been involved in some of the largest privately prosecuted fraud cases in the last decade. Together with their extensive experience in criminal law, our private prosecution solicitors ensure the necessary high standards of conduct are adhered to while helping you to bring those responsible to account quickly and effectively.

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Private Prosecution Solicitors

The right to bring private prosecutions is preserved by section 6(1) of the Prosecution of Offences Act (POA) 1985. A private prosecution is a prosecution started by a private individual, or entity who/which is not acting on behalf of the police or other prosecuting authority.  

There are a number of organisations that regularly prosecute cases before the courts of England and Wales, but they do so as private individuals, using the right of any individual to bring a private prosecution. One example is the RSPCA. 

Private prosecutions allow individuals, businesses or organisations who have been the victims of crime to pursue justice in the criminal courts by bringing a criminal case themselves, without the involvement of law enforcement agencies. They can offer an alternative remedy in cases where an investigation or prosecution has not been pursued by the state or where the Police or other state agency has refused to investigate.  

In recent years, there has been a large rise in the number of private prosecutions before the UK courts, particularly given the budget and resource constraints faced by the police, prosecution and enforcement agencies. 

A private prosecution can allow an individual, businesses or organisations a method of obtaining justice which would otherwise not be available through the usual channels of state law enforcement.  

Our highly committed private prosecution solicitors can bring private prosecutions on behalf of individuals, businesses or organisations who have been the victims of the criminal acts committed against them and tenaciously seek justice that would otherwise have been denied.  

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If you are facing allegations of private prosecution, don’t face it alone. Trust Murray Hughman to be your dedicated legal advocates. Contact us today for a confidential consultation and let our experienced team begin crafting a defence strategy tailored to your specific situation. Your rights and future are our priority.

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Recent Private Prosecution Cases


R v R

Katie defended a young man charged with section 18 GBH and witness intimidation.
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R v K

In 2017 Katie successfully defended her client who was the subject of private prosecution proceedings.
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R v Sultana

Alongside Peter Hughman, Katie defended her client, Mr Sultana who was privately prosecuted for what is still believed to be the largest investment fraud in the UK.
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R v A

Katie’s client launched private prosecution proceedings against an individual for offences of theft and blackmail.
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R v B

Katie advised a construction company who wanted to pursue a private prosecution against one of its directors, for fraud and theft.
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R v C

Katie is instructed to act for global brands who are victims of IP crime.
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R v D

Katie’s client had a dispute with his neighbour which resulted in him being assaulted with a shovel.
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