Crime and cybercrime is a growing challenge for businesses, individuals, insurers, and regulatory bodies.
As traditional prosecuting bodies such as the Police, Crown Prosecution Service and Serious Fraud Office are facing increasing demands on the resources they can deploy due to financial cutbacks and austerity measures, private prosecutions are a viable alternative.
The experienced Crime Prosecutors team can assist with a wide range of private prosecution services, including:
With access to leading criminal and regulatory silks and barristers, Crime Prosecutors is a specialist team of experts with experience of senior-level police investigation and Crown Court Advocacy.
Deploying the team's expertise and experience, we provide private criminal prosecution services to a wide range of clients, including insurers, accountants, business advisors, business owners, finance directors and individuals.
The Crime Prosecutors team provide an affordable and pragmatic prosecution service, from initial enquiry, securing of evidence and investigation, to detailed assessment, to case preparation, disclosure and advocacy in the Magistrates and Crown Court.
We can also advise on the range of appropriate sentences following trial, including compensation orders, confiscation orders and recovery of costs.
Using the team’s combined investigative, strategic and advocacy experience, we proactively and proportionately case manage private prosecutions, applying the same duties and standards followed by prosecuting bodies such as the Police, Crown Prosecution Service and Serious Fraud Office.
Starting a private prosecution is a major step with potentially significant cost implications. The combination of skills and experience offered by Crime Prosecutors ensures that each case is carefully considered at every stage. With access to senior Crown Court advocates, we will always be clear on our advice as to whether a case should even be pursued.
The team will consider and apply the Crown Prosecution Service’s “Full Code Test” to each case they act on to ensure there is sufficient evidence and public interest in pursuing each case.
The Code for Private Prosecutors sets out the standards and duties for private prosecutors. The Crime Prosecutors team follow these parameters and recognise that whilst the work they deliver is private, ultimately their overriding professional duty is to the Court.
If you have been the victim of crime, get in touch to find out if you have the basis of a private prosecution case.
Private Prosecution Services for Businesses & Individuals