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MPR instrumental in City professional avoiding being charged with criminal offences

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MPR solicitors Private Client Team were retained to provide pre-charge advice to a City professional who was originally arrested for allegations of cyberstalking and controlling and coercive behaviour on an ex-partner.

We were instructed by our client after he was interviewed by police without the benefit of a solicitor. Unfortunately, this often happens when individuals who have never had any experience of the Criminal Justice System other than perhaps a minor motoring offence, are arrested or invited for a “chat” by officers and believe they have “nothing to hide”. We always advise our clients to seek specialist criminal defence legal advice especially if you work in a sector where a caution or a conviction could end your career or bar you from working in a particular role.

We immediately arranged for an initial consultation remotely due to Covid-related restrictions and devised a road map with the client on the strategy to adopt going forwards.

We agreed a plan of action and a budget for legal costs.

We prepared the case, interviewed various witnesses, prepared a defence dossier, obtained counsel’s independent legal opinion to bolster our submissions and took part in pre-charge engagement with the police.

As a result of our written submissions and engagement with the police at an early stage, we were able to persuade them not to prosecute the case but instead to issue the client with a harassment warning which is not a caution or a criminal conviction and would not be disclosable in a DBS check.

At MPR solicitors we pride ourselves in providing a bespoke and highly personalised service to clients.

We never judge our clients and work with them to achieve the best possible outcome for their cases. We endeavour to take away the stress and uncertainty and assist our clients in facing up to the legal challenges with highly motivated and skilled solicitors in criminal defence.

If you would like advice on pre-charge advice or require a second opinion, please contact MPR solicitors to arrange an initial confidential fixed fee consultation either in person or remotely (subject to the current government guidance and our firm’s own internal Covid-19 response policy) call 020 3824 8080 or email us at

We provide a confidential emergency enquiry line that is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, every day of the year including Christmas Day. Call our Head office on 020 3824 8080 and book a remote fixed fee appointment with a specialist criminal defence lawyer at MPR solicitors.