The best criminal lawyers for high-net-worth individuals - Spear's Magazine

The best criminal lawyers for high-net-worth individuals

The best criminal lawyers for high-net-worth individuals

Welcome to the Spear’s ranking of the best criminal lawyers for high-net-worth-individuals in the UK. The list features our Top Recommended advisers 

Criminal lawyers help clients accused of a crime by ensuring their legal rights are upheld and by making sure they are properly represented from arrest all the way through to trial, providing strategic legal advice at each stage of the process.

HNWs who are the victim of crime may also have cause to engage a criminal lawyer – to provide advice and/or bring a prosecution.

Criminal lawyers can also provide assistance to high-net-worth individuals who – personally or via their business interests – are either carrying out , or are subject to, an investigation.

Due to their considerable wealth, high-net-worth individuals are often targeted by criminals, making a good criminal lawyer essential to defend their clients where necessary.

Spear’s publishes annual rankings of the top private client advisers and service providers to HNWs. These are drawn up on the basis of peer nominations, client feedback, telephone and face-to-face interviews, data supplied by firms, as well as information gathered by the Spear’s editorial and research teams.

The criminal lawyers featured are included in the table below, along with their Spear’s ranking and focus. 

Click on the individual names to be directed to more detailed profiles of each adviser on (The table is ordered by ranking and then alphabetically by surname.)

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