Do you need expert advice on a private prosecution?
The Private Prosecution Service [“PPS”] is a leading legal services provider that specialises in providing high quality legal advice to businesses, charities, governments, government organisations and individuals who have been the victims of criminal conduct.
We are the only law firm to operate from professional legal chambers located in the ancient Middle Temple (Inn of Court), near the Royal Courts of Justice and in the legal heart of Central London. Our team of lawyers, which comprises a mixture of solicitors and barristers, provide a first class and comprehensive legal service.
Why Choose the PPS?
Success Rate: Our team of lawyers have a proven track record of achieving the best results for clients. We appreciate that every case is considered on its own merits, but the PPS team will always go the extra mile to ensure that clients have every chance of achieving their goal.
Our Lawyers: The PPS team is almost unique in comprising a mixture of barristers [including Queen’s Counsel] and solicitors who are on hand to provide expert legal advice at all stages of investigation(s) or at any stage of the litigation process. Our solicitors are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and registered with the Law Society (England & Wales) and our barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board and registered with the General Council of the Bar. Our lawyers expertise and experience are increasingly important to understanding and successfully interpreting the complicated and highly legalistic processes involved in UK private prosecution.
What sets us apart from others is our ability to conduct any matter from beginning to end, without the need to instruct outside Counsel. Traditionally, solicitors in the United Kingdom do not undertake advocacy; and so when the need arises a barrister [Counsel] will be instructed to conduct advocacy when litigation reaches the Courtroom. At PPS, we have our own barristers who are able to conduct advocacy meaning that we really can provide a full service to our clients.
Location: To ensure we get the best results for our clients, we operate from the legal heart of London, minutes away from the Royal Courts of Justice and the Central Criminal Court [the Old Bailey]. We are located near to Temple [District Line], Chancery Lane & Holborn [Central Line], City Thameslink and Blackfriars stations.
Flexibility: Our lawyers are available to consult with you either via a face to face meeting at our professional chambers in Middle Temple or via telephone or Skype. Our telephone/Skype consultations are particularly attractive to those who are based outside the UK or those who simply wish to seek advice during their lunch break at work.
Knowhow: Our PPS team publish daily articles on key points of law and we regularly Tweet from our popular Twitter account (@ProsecutionLaw).
Niche Expertise: Our expert lawyers are often instructed to advise clients on the most complex areas of law both in the civil arena when freezing injunctions, restraint orders or search warrants have been obtained, or in the traditional criminal arena. Our team are highly experienced in navigating through complex rules and guidance and as a result are often called upon to give legal commentary by mainstream media.
Cost-effective: We provide competitive rates and ensure that we maintain them at a level which is accessible to our clients especially those who are of modest means.
Professional & Tailored Approach: The PPS team are on hand to provide you with tailored solutions for complex problems. The PPS prides itself on meticulous case management from the initial client consultation to the resolution of the case.
We Get Justice.
Outside London? We provide nationwide and international representation
If you are based in England and Wales we will represent you.
If you are based internationally and live abroad but the crime occurred or is connected to persons in England and Wales, we can represent you.
If you contact us through our contact form, by email or by phone, one of our professional negligence team members will contact you by phone to discuss your matter and assess whether we can help you.
Following your instructions, we will arrange a conference with a senior member(s) of our private prosecution team. This meeting will take place either in person or using our telephone conference facilities or via Skype if you prefer. Therefore, no matter where you are based, we can represent you.
Instruct Specialist Private Prosecution Lawyers
We are a specialist City of London law firm made up of Solicitors & Barristers operating from the only law firm based in the Middle Temple Inns of Court adjacent to the Royal Courts of Justice. Our specialist Private Prosecution Solicitors and Barristers deliver expert technical knowledge, the utmost expertise, top state prosecution contacts, strong negotiations skills and respected advice, which can make a pronounced difference in criminal or civil proceedings and subsequent tracing, compensation, confiscation, custodial penalties or enforcement.