Hogan Brown is staffed by a number of highly experienced criminal defence specialists, and consultants providing sectoral expertise in the fields of Information Technology and Cyber-Crime. All of our solicitors are trained in human rights and actions against the Police. If, at the conclusion of your case, you have a potential claim we will be able to refer you to one of our other departments. The firm has grown quickly and occupies large modern offices on the first floor at 1, Union Court, Cook Street, Liverpool - the heart of the Merseyside legal district.

Serviced Areas

  • All areas of England and Wales

Contact Details

  Website
  City Liverpool
  Postcode L2 4SJ
  Address 1 Union Court, Cook Street
  Phone Number 015 1243 7500

Products & Services

General Criminal Defence

Hogan Brown has defended in every type of criminal case from shoplifting and common assault to murder and terrorism. We provide the same high quality service regardless of the seriousness of the offence or whether is a privately or publicly funded matter. For us that is a badge of pride.

We have acted for a wide range of clients including notorious figures from the criminal underworld as well as well known and popular figures from the world of business, sport and entertainment.

We are member of the Very High Cost Case panel which enables us to act in the most serious and complex cases. On the other hand, every day of the week we deal with a huge variety of cases involving public order offences, theft, sexual offences, drug offences, assault and other forms of violence.


Motoring Offences

As part of our general criminal practice we have a great deal of experience of defending individuals from all walks of life involved in road traffic offences. Our clients have included business men and women; high-profile individuals from the world of sport and entertainment; newly qualified drivers and people who drive for a living.

Our motoring team lead by John Brown is one of the leading specialists in motoring offences in the North West. His previous background as a Senior Legal Advisor in the Magistrates has equipped him with many years of genuine, hands-on experience and expertise in dealing with these type of offences. He will guide you through the legal process and the Court procedures involved. He will help you to avoid a ban and the imposition of severe penalties if possible.


Confiscation Proceedings

Under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 confiscation proceedings follow the conviction of a defendant where the Court is satisfied that he or she obtain a benefit from his crime.

We often find that the confiscation proceedings become more confrontational and more complex than the original proceedings. The Act allows the prosecution to make a number of assumptions about the defendant which in reality put the burden of proof on a defendant.

Hogan Brown is often instructed to act in confiscation proceedings where the client’s original solicitors of choice have proved a disappointment. Confiscation proceedings are by their very nature complicated. Real diligence is required to avoid an unfair result.

We have been instructed in some of the biggest confiscation proceedings in the North West. We have often been able to demonstrate that the Confiscation order sought by the Prosecution is unrealistic and/or based on false or inadequate information.

We regularly instruct a range of experts including forensic accountants, chartered surveyors and private investigators to follow all possible lines of enquiry in order to combat the often draconian effects of the Act.

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At Hogan Brown we undertake white collar defence, tax investigations, and regulatory work. Many lawyers have raw talent, but the difference between winning and losing a criminal defence comes down to time. Even the most experienced criminal lawyer will fail unless he or she can devote sufficient time to the preparation of the client's defence. The hardest working criminal lawyer can devote only a certain number of hours to their practice each year. By taking on a limited number of cases each year, the firm ensures that their lawyers give their all.


Hogan Brown is committed to providing a high-quality legal service to all our clients. When something goes wrong, we need you to tell us about it so we can do our best to resolve any issues you have. This will help us to improve our standards of service. Our aim is to resolve any issues you might have as quickly and amicably as possible. If you have a complaint or have any concerns about our services or a bill, please follow the following steps. If we have to change any of the timescales above, we will let you know and explain why.