The Criminal department at McGrath & Co has undertaken criminal defence work, and been at the forefront of criminal defence services, since the firm was established almost 40 years ago.
It has an enviable reputation for robust and fearless defending of those who have to appear before the court, or face questioning and investigation by the police, or any other organisation investigating matters that might lead to prosecution, or other out of court penalties (e.g. the Benefit Agency, or other regulatory bodies, such as the Licensing Department for taxi drivers)
The strength and competence of our Criminal Department is reflected in the many cases in the Law Reports from the Higher Courts (High Court, Courts of Appeal and what is now known as the Supreme Court) across a range of legal issues, arising from the decisions of lower courts or challenges to the decisions made by other public bodies, such as the Independent Office for Police Conduct, the Coroners Court and the City Council.
A brief list of such cases includes the following: