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Potter Derby act for clients in the most complex and challenging situations

07557094678 (24HRS) For representation or urgent enquiries please call us 0151 459 3221 or 020 3758 3229 [email protected] For OOH please call 07557094678 Our experts can advise on your case
07557094678 (24HRS) For representation or urgent enquiries please call us 0151 459 3221 or 020 3758 3229 [email protected] For OOH please call 07557094678 Our experts can advise on your case
Lambert KCMount Chambers, London
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"Potter Derby are a hardworking and committed team of sound lawyers. However serious and complex the case they are able to identify and focus upon the relevant critical issues at speed and with clarity. They offer exceptional client care and go that extra mile in case preparation".
Simon Csoka KCMount Chambers, London
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Potter Derby have gained a national reputation for being at the forefront of defence solicitors. This reputation is deserved and has been earned as a result of their proactive and determined approach to representation. This is a firm which only uses experienced and skilled lawyers in preparation. They are able to exceed the expertise of the prosecution. I have seen how they know every inch of the case and are relentless in the pursuit of their client’s case and interests. I have regularly seen how the client is at the forefront of everything they do. Defending is a team effort and this is a team I am always happy to be part of because of the quality of their preparation. Whether it’s a high profile case or high profile individual, they have become a go to firm.
7 Harrington Street ChambersLiverpool
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"Potter Derby instructions are regarded very highly by Chambers. Cases are well prepared by knowledgeable staff".
Bedford Row ChambersLondon
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"Potter Derby have a very loyal client base in serious crime, this can only be earned by providing an excellent service, and proving experience and expertise in the most serious cases over many years".
Mountford ChambersLondon
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"They present an exceptional attention to detail. They show professionalism of such a high standard which comes through years of experience in defending in the most complex of cases. A pleasure to work with".
Joel Bennathan KCDoughty Street Chambers
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"Fearless, totally committed to their clients and always happy to go the extra mile".
Chris Daw KCSergeants' Inn Chambers London & Lincoln House Chambers Manchester
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"I worked with the principal and his team on one of the most challenging and serious cases of my career. From the outset, the professionalism, attention to detail and relentless defence of his clients stood out as exceptional. I would recommend any client seeking the highest quality of private representation to instruct Potter Derby to act for them".
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Potter Derby Solicitors are recognised for handling the most complex of criminal cases said to be committed nationally and internationally

Potter Derby are recognised as long-standing members of the Fraud Lawyers association for a considerable number of years, whilst also proud to be included in the top ranked chambers for several years including 2024, along with being ranked as a Legal 500 leading criminal defence firm 2024.

We work across a wide range of complex, sensitive and high value fraud, from “Ponzi” schemes, boiler room investment frauds, mortgage fraud, dark web transaction, cryptocurrency exchanges, corruption and bribery as well as many more.

As members of the Fraud Lawyers Association we have immediate access to new legislation and regularly attend education seminars that discuss, challenge and respond to government consultations in respect of all matters relating to serious fraud.

In addition here at Potter Derby, we have been recognised by the LAA as having the expertise necessary to accept instructions to defend cases that are deemed to be of the highest complexity creating the largest volumes of evidence. These cases are referred to as Very High Costs Case Contracting Panel (VHCC) cases.

Specialising in all aspects of criminal defence including:

  • Complex fraud
  • Financial Crimes
  • Contract Murder
  • Terrorism
  • Serious and organised crime
  • Drug trafficking
  • Youth crime
  • Money Laundering
  • Restraint and confiscation proceedings

You will see from the map on our case history page that we regularly receive a wide range of instructions from around the country. No matter where you live, from our offices in London and Merseyside we can represent you.

We're here to Defend You

Meticulous case preparation is the key to ensuring positive outcomes for our clients.

We relish the prospect of solving clients problems. We devise strategies, prepare meticulously, and leave nothing to chance. We will defend our clients rights with all our ability and determination. While our clients legal issues will be peculiar and unfamiliar to them, our expert lawyers have decades of invaluable experience to rely upon.We create a reassuring and protective environment, while working tirelessly to meet objectives. Our work will demonstrate our commitment to our clients and will validate the trust clients place in us. Potter Derby Solicitors do not wish to garner fame or publicity. We recognise that confidentiality of our clients cases is of the upmost importance. That is why most of our success stories will forever remain untold.

Do not hesitate to contact us to seek expert legal advice, should you find yourself facing criminal charges or accusations. Call: 0151 459 3221 or 020 3758 3229. Alternatively, please email us at [email protected]

Request a callback from a solicitor

To seek legal advice or to discuss your case submit your contact details confidentially and a solicitor will be in touch between 9am-5pm. For more urgent queries please call 0151 459 3221 or out of hours call 07557094678

Specialist Fraud and Financial Crime Defence Solicitors

Potter Derby Solicitors are a criminal defence firm who are regularly instructed to defend people in police stations and Courts throughout England and Wales.

Evidence relating to financial crime is both comprehensive and sophisticated, only a small selection of criminal defence firms has the specialist expertise and ability to properly defend in these matters. Potter Derby is one of them.

We have secured our reputation as recognised experts at preparing criminal defence work to such a high standard over time, through working with the industry’s leading Kings Counsel and being consistently instructed in the largest and most complex cases seen in Courts throughout England & Wales.

From defending allegations of international boiler room frauds, multi million pound mortgage and VAT fraud, to inter-continental drug & firearms conspiracies to politically motivated offences. Our experience in defending the largest cases is second to none. The ethos from the start is to offer a bespoke service tailoring what we do to the specific natures of the case.

Latest News

The latest in Criminal Law from Potter Derby Solicitors

At least 56 miscarriages of justice have occurred in cases in England and Wales where the jury was split, according to a charity, which says jury unanimity should be reintroduced

The issue of when a prosecution could lawfully commence for a person issued with a fixed penalty notice (FPN) was considered recently in the case of R (Michli) v Westminster Magist

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