Simons Muirhead & Burton

Crime Department

London (Firms)
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Simons Muirhead & Burton is a leading criminal defence firm. The firm acts for clients at all stages of the investigatory and charging process from the earliest pre-charge stage, including pre- and post- arrest/interview, often attending interviews during antisocial hours. They have substantial experience in high stakes criminal matters including domestic investigations conducted by the CPS, SFO, FCA, and HMRC and international investigations by the FBI, SEC, IRS, and US Department of Justice.  Noted for their expertise in making early representations to persuade the authorities not to prosecute, the firm is renowned for its versatility and breadth of practice. SM&B act for sports stars, recording artists, members of the professions, journalists and newspaper editors, company directors and media personalities. The firm’s criminal department is regularly retained by high profile and high net worth individuals, or companies on their behalf, whose reputation is at risk, acting swiftly to protect reputations and privacy and working closely with their top tier reputation management team.


Burton CBE, Anthony (Head of Department)

Smith, Philip (Head of Department)

Charalambous, Louis

Phillips, David

Ronson, Henrietta