Victims of Crime in UK. Edmonds Marshall McMahon’s three founding partners have a combined total of 70 years’ experience in criminal justice and they use this background to offer a novel service to victims of crime – that is, of course, the ability to bring a private prosecution. Edmonds Marshall McMahon remains the only law firm in the UK dedicated to private prosecution.
As you may know, the majority of prosecutions in England and Wales are conducted by public agencies, including the Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS”) and Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”). However, the right of to pursue a private prosecution is expressly preserved by section 6(1) of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 – under this section, any person or entity that has “legal personality” has the right to bring a prosecution. It is this statutory power on which Edmonds Marshall McMahon relies to represent victims of crime.
We investigate and prosecute the full range of criminal offences with understanding, dedication and a focus on results. We specialise in building good cases. You might know that you have a case, but not what evidence you require to take it forward. You might know where evidence is, but not how to get it. We work together with skilled and experienced investigators to gather the best evidence to successfully prosecute your case.
We act for individuals who have been the victims of the following types of offences:
- Fraud by friends, relatives, trading platforms or companies in investment schemes;
- False adverse possession claims;
- Assault including incidents of road rage, sexual assault and domestic violence;
- Rape including date rape;
- Harassment or stalking;
- Environmental crime;
- Political protests;
- Perverting the course of justice;
- Criminal damage, such as damage to property in the workplace or home; and
If you are the victim of any of the above crimes, you should seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity. We can advise you (free of charge) by telephone or email as to whether we will be able to assist with your case. In the unlikely event that we are unable to assist, we will advise you on who to approach for the results you are seeking.