We understand how devastating a criminal prosecution is. We defend teachers accused of any offences alleged during the course of their work such as assault, including allegations arising from restraint of pupils. We have also successfully defended teachers accused of fraud, theft and perverting the course of justice. We sensitively represent teachers accused of sexual offences including relationships in breach of trust. We provide discrete and personal support and advice in complete confidence.
We understand the criminal justice system. Andrew Faux was a successful criminal barrister before specialising in teacher regulation. Colin Henderson has prepared criminal cases since the start of his career. We are referred all criminal court cases from a leading teachers’ union.
We often work in partnership with Cornwall Street Barristers and will instruct expert criminal barristers and QC’s to represent you as required.
Our criminal services are tailored to teachers and professionals only. We are not a general criminal firm and do not hold a Legal Aid Agency contract and so do not normally offer police station or duty representation. We usually accept instructions from the point of charge through to the end of trial or appeal and can easily take over cases from existing local solicitors.