Private Prosecution Solicitors

If you have been a victim of a crime and feel that you have not been provided justice by the authorities, you have the power to seek justice privately through the criminal courts.

Whether you are an individual or own a company, our private prosecution solicitors have extensive experience in bringing proceedings that can help you seek the justice that you deserve.

There are two factors that determine whether your case can be represented within a private prosecution, these are:

  • Whether there is enough existing evidence against the defendant which would provide a realistic chance of conviction.
  • Whether there is enough public interest to bring the case to court.

If your case satisfies the above criteria, our private prosecution solicitors will be ready to represent your best interests within a criminal court. Speak to us today for an assessment of the circumstances of your situation.

We have a proven track record of success in assisting our clients with private prosecutions for a range of different offences.

If required, we can also attend advice on the procedures surrounding criminal prosecutions and make representations to prosecuting authorities.

Free Initial Discussion

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on 020 3383 0173 or email us at enquiries@fcos.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you.

Areas of Expertise

We have the experience to advise and conduct private prosecutions for a large spectrum of clients, including:

  • businesses who use criminal enforcement to protect their intellectual property
  • charities who use criminal prosecutions to further their charitable objectives
  • families seeking to bring proceedings against medical professionals following the death of a loved one
  • industry regulators who can use criminal enforcement alongside their civil enforcement regime
  • organisations who take action against dishonest or fraudulent employees
  • professional regulators who bring action against illegal practices
  • victims of fraud, forgery, or general criminal offences

There are also many other benefits with private prosecutions such as:

  • Costs: Whether you win, lose, or withdraw your claim, your costs will be assessed by the court and an amount ‘reasonable amount’ will be paid back.
  • Speed: In comparison to civil proceedings, matters can be brought to court quickly. There are no long-drawn-out pretrial hearings, and there is typically a fast-track trial.
  • You will be able to apply for confiscation and/or a compensation order on conviction, if the defendant fails to pay, they can be sent to prison.

Limitations of Private Prosecutions

Those considering a private prosecution should think carefully about their funding situation before proceeding.

Criminal investigations and subsequent prosecution proceedings can be volatile and can take many unexpected turns.

Therefore, it may be difficult to foresee how a case may develop, and such unpredictability can have an adverse effect on costs.

Also, depending on your case, you could face a limitation due to the time constraints attached to certain claims.

This is why we encourage all our clients to issue a claim early on, which will maximise the probability of success.

Our team will listen to all your needs and will identify the best course of action to take based on your specific circumstances.

Why Choose us

Using our extensive legal knowledge and expertise, we have helped clients across a wide range of private prosecution matters. Our approach is to be proactive and work with you to achieve your objectives and deliver successful outcomes as efficiently and promptly as possible.

We can clearly explain the range of legal options available and guide you towards the option which would be best suited for your specific circumstances.

How to Get in Contact

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on 020 3383 0173 or email us at enquiries@fcos.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you.

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