- Number of partners: 9
- Assistant solicitors : 8
- Other fee-earners: 8
THE FIRM Hickman & Rose is a leading criminal law and human rights firm with a national presence. It delivers high quality services across the whole spectrum of criminal justice issues with a significant international element. The firm has an outstanding reputation in serious fraud, corporate and commercial crime, company investigations, regulatory work, fraud, corruption, cartels, money laundering, tax evasion, insider dealing, mutual legal assistance, extradition and asset forfeiture. It is also widely respected for its specialist skill in complex and difficult criminal cases, miscarriages of justice, police actions, deaths in custody, human rights, media law, election law and data privacy. It is renowned for its innovative work with victims of crime on remedies in the UK and under universal jurisdiction.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORKAreas of PracticeCommercial & Regulatory Crime: 30%
General Crime: 20%
Police Actions: 15%
Deaths in Custody: 10%
Miscarriages of Justice: 10%
Public Law/ECHR: 10%
Media & Privacy Law: 5%
Commercial & Regulatory Crime: The firm delivers a highly strategic service, brimming with political and media savvy, to corporate and high net worth clients. It handles investigations by police, SFO, HMRC and the full spectrum of regulatory bodies with skill and attack.
General Crime: With a huge track record in defending criminal cases of every kind, the firm takes great care of its clients, offering the personal attention of an experienced lawyer and handling reputational issues. The team takes selected cases on public funding, including serious fraud and homicides.
Police Actions: This highly successful team continues to win cases large and small against police and prison authorities for deliberate assault, false imprisonment, misfeasance, discrimination and negligent injury.
Deaths in Custody: A combative team fights for the families of those who die in state custody or after police contact.
Public Law/ECHR: Cutting edge litigation in the UK and Strasbourg challenging human rights abuses, particularly by public bodies within the criminal justice system, and holding investigative bodies to account.
Miscarriages of Justice: A dedicated group specialises in work in the CCRC and Court of Appeal overturning wrongful convictions, and pursuing compensation claims post acquittal.
Media & Privacy Law: The firm has a growing practice in defamation law for journalists and academics, privacy issues for individuals, data protection, and criminal records.