Burton Copeland LLP

Crime Department

North West
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•The firm enjoys a national reputation across the whole spectrum of criminal litigation.

•The firm has been awarded "Crime Team of the Year" and "Regulatory Team of the Year" (Manchester Law Society Awards) on a number of occasions. Two current members of the team are Manchester Law Society Past Presidents. Our consultant holds a Manchester Law Society Lifetime Achievement Award and one of our partners is the current Chairman of the Manchester Law Solicitors Crime Committee.

•The unique selling points of the firm are its reputation for expertise and competence throughout the whole spectrum of criminal law, from serious and organised crime through to regulator work and road traffic.

•The firm is one of the largest suppliers of legal aid defence in the North West and has been so for many years.

•The firm has a very well established Road Traffic department which continues to act for notable personalities from the likes of premiership footballers to the CEO's of national companies and the 'ordinary' motorist facing loss of their licences. A full range of cases are dealt with up to and including death by dangerous driving.

•Allied to the criminal practice, the firm regularly receives instructions to act on behalf of police officers in inquests and disciplinary proceedings, including the Hillsborough Inquests.


Lewis, Gwyn (Head of Department)

Straw, Louise (Head of Department)

Weed, Daniel (Head of Department)

Andrew, Tim

Benson, Karl

Carr, Aidan

Cowley, Erin

Dooley, Suzanne

Ellis, Charlotte

Garside, Lucy

Hassall, Emma

Mackey, Michael

McMahon, Bryan

Moussalli, Robert

Ridgway, Elizabeth

Terry, Nick

Wall, Damian