Criminal Litigation

With offices in the City of London and West End, the criminal litigation department offers a professional, responsive and competitive service from the pre-arrest phase of an investigation through to representation at trial.

The Criminal Litigation department enjoys an international reputation for excellence consistently reflected in the results we achieve.

The firm has been listed in the Legal 500 each year since 2012. The most recent directory (2020) describes the team as 'responsive and professional' assisting clients with a panoply of serious criminal cases, including drugs, sexual offences, murder and GBH. It said that the 'exceptional' managing partner Rakeebah Rahim 'runs a smooth operation. She co-leads the team with Piers Desser who is 'an excellent tactician'. 

Previous comments about the team include being variously described as ‘tremendously capable', 'sure-footed’, ‘extremely competent’ and having lawyers who work 'tirelessly' whilst being 'very efficient'

With respect to Fraud and White-Collar Crime, the 2016 Legal 500 commented:

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP’s ‘excellent’ fraud team is headed by Rakeebah Rahim and includes Deniz Oguzkanli. The firm has been involved in a number of fraud-related extradition cases of late.

Beyond general criminal litigation we have expertise in ExtraditionMoney Laundering, Forfeitures and Seizures (Proceeds of Crime Act 2002), Health and Safety investigations and prosecutions, Inquiries and InquestsProfessional Discipline (investigations and proceedings)Mortgage Fraud and Financial Services Investigations.

Our clients include governments, corporations and both domestic and international individuals.

The criminal litigation department at Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP specialises in serious crime and offers a professional and effective service right through the stages of prosecution to representation at trial.

The department has a reputation for excellent results and outstanding client care. Our Legal Response Team can provide assistance on an emergency basis, ensuring that you have professional and expert representation from the investigation stage through to trial. The team includes expert Solicitor Advocates who have the experience and knowledge to protect your interests from the outset.

Members of our team specialise in;

The Criminal Litigation Team

‘Tremendously capable’, 'At the helm of a ‘very strong’ practice’. The 2012 Legal 500

'Sure-footed’ The 2012 Legal 500 ‘extremely competent’ The 2013 Legal 500

'He provided me with excellent legal advice...'

'Your hard work, thoroughness and professionalism got us the most wonderful result...'


City office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
326 Old Street
London EC1V 9DR

020 7613 1402

020 7613 2711  

West End office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
77A Baker Street
London W1U 6RF
DX: 42722 Oxford Circus North

020 7467 5757

020 7467 5758

Manchester office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
111 Piccadilly
Manchester M1 2HY

DX: 6967003 Manchester 94 M

0161 694 4404

0161 638 0930

Exeter office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
3rd Floor
The Senate
Southernhay Gardens
Exeter EX1 1UG

01392 715311

020 7613 2711

Istanbul Office

Ronald Fletcher Baker
Danismanlik Hizmetleri Avukatlik Ortakligi

Hakki Yeten Caddesii
Selenium Plaza, No:10 C
K:16, Fulya Sokak
Sisli, Istanbul.

07736 364222

Emergency number

07517 129548

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Company number OC345891

City office ID 512598
West End office ID 523362.
Manchester office ID 630156

V.A.T. registration number: 2206798 63VAT

"Partner" denotes a senior member of the LLP or an employee with the equivalent standing.

PII cover - QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited and others. For further details please contact Rakeebah Rahim

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