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Burton Copeland LLP

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Manchester, Salford

North West: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud
Crime: fraud - ranked: tier 2

Burton Copeland LLP

Burton Copeland LLP acts for for corporate and individuals across a range of criminal and regulatory proceedings. Department head Erin Cowley acts for defendants in complex fraud, money laundering, BIS and Trading Standards cases and is also experienced in POCA, restraint orders and receivership work.  Consultant Michael Mackey is experienced in fraud and white collar crime and is rated 'excellent'.

Practice head(s):Erin Cowley

Other key lawyers:Michael Mackey

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Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 1

Burton Copeland LLP

Burton Copeland LLP has a strong reputation for general criminal work; it handles the full spectrum of criminal cases with experience spanning serious and organised crime, sexual abuse and historical sexual assault cases, regulatory work and road traffic cases. In addition to its criminal practice, the firm also acts on behalf of police officers and professional associations in inquests and disciplinary proceedings. Managing partner Louise Straw, who has a strong reputation in high-profile sexual abuse and historical sexual assault cases, and consultant Michael Mackey are noted.

Practice head(s):Louise Straw; Gwyn Lewis; Daniel Weed

Other key lawyers:Jonathan Wall; Nick Terry; Michael Mackey


The team is very experienced and handles a range of criminal work

Leading individuals

Louise Straw - Burton Copeland LLP

Michael Mackey - Burton Copeland LLP

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