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Criminal Litigation

We regularly deal with the prosecution of individuals and businesses for criminal offences including benefit fraud, fly tipping, noise pollution, licensing, health and safety, food hygiene and planning contraventions.

HB Public Law undertakes a wide range of prosecutions and regularly attend court on behalf of clients. We are able to provide advice and assistance for criminal investigations and litigate cases in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts.

We have experienced criminal practitioners including solicitors with higher rights to appear in Crown Courts and preferential barrister fees through the London Boroughs Legal Alliance.

We undertake all aspects of regulatory crime, including health and safety at work, food safety and hygiene, pollution, enviro-crime, private sector housing, planning and listed buildings, and trading standards and licensing. We also deal with fraud – such as housing benefit, council tax, tenancy and housing, corporate fraud and applications under the proceeds of crime legislation.

We deal with education such as school attendance orders and prosecutions, and education supervision orders. We deal with appeals such as judicial review, and all aspects relating to publicity which can be very important in litigation cases to deter further offending – we offer advice on communications strategy during investigation and prosecution and following conviction.

We offer training to enforcement and investigation officers, schools and local authority officers and authorised officers and enforcement officers. Training can be tailored to specific clients’ needs.