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Private Prosecutions

In most cases, it is the Police or Crown Prosecution Service who initiate criminal proceedings. However, in cases which involve offences such as benefit fraud, animal neglect or trading standards offences, it is the relevant body that investigates and prosecutes. These offences can be prosecuted in both the magistrates and Crown Courts and are often punishable by sentences of imprisonment. If you are the subject of such an investigation, it is vital that you obtain legal advice as soon as possible.

At Bakers, our lawyers deal with a range of offences prosecuted by a range of authorities including:-

  • DWP
  • HSE
  • Trading Standards

If you are required to attend an interview in relation to an investigation, it may not take place at a Police Station but elsewhere such as a Jobcentre. Regardless of venue, it will still be an interview ‘under caution’ which means that in the criminal courts, it has the same status as a police interview.

Our lawyers are experienced at dealing with investigations of this type and can, in certain circumstances, obtain disclosure of the evidence against you, before you attend for the interview. This puts you in the best possible position.

Legal Aid & Costs

We can provide you with a fixed fee for attending an interview with you and in many cases, you may be eligible for legal aid.

If you are prosecuted, you will first appear at the magistrates court and then depending on how serious the case is, could be allocated to the Crown Court. Our team of specialist lawyers is on hand to prepare your case and represent you wherever your case is to be heard. We know that the cost of representation is a key concern and will provide you with a written quote at the outset of the case. Legal aid is also widely available for these types of prosecutions.


  • "It's all thanks to David. I never thought I'd see the day I had my little girl living with me again and I owe my now happy life to him"

  • "On behalf of the FCA's.. I would like to say how impressed they are with you..the calmness which you bring to the case and also how informed you are on particularly complicated issues from a legal perspective"

  • "If anyone I know needs a solicitor – I would most definitely recommend Bakers"

  • "First class professional service. I would recommend you and would like to thank Kirsten Collings for her excellent job of representing me."

  • I would just like to say thank you for everything you have done i know its your job but the way you treated me I can't thank you enough. To you and everyone at Bakers I would just like to say thank you.

  • "All the staff at Bakers Solicitors are kind, courteous, proficient and knowledgeable. I wouldn’t think twice of having them represent me or my family or friends"

  • I couldn't have possibly have had a better lawyer than yourself to help me through such an agonising process. You have made the whole experience more palletable.

  • "I worried about sharing my issues with anyone but found it easy to talk to and listen to anyone and everyone who helped"

  • "Kirsten has always given me her all. Thank you!!!"

  • "I had been told I had little chance of winning my case but David had his own views on this. It was a long case but we won...David knows his stuff and is dedicated to his case and clients"

  • "Bakers fought my corner all the way. He put me at ease throughout the Police investigation and made me feel like I was not alone."

  • "Tony Dales was really impressive. I never felt like I was dealing with you for the first time. My case was dealt with proper care and passion. I would definitely recommend Bakers Solicitors as I was very impressed"

  • "Just like to thank all who worked on my case and Ian for instructing excellent counsel"

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