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I’ve been convicted of a crime but I should not have been convicted or the sentence was unduly harsh

If you have been unfairly convicted of a crime or the sentence was unduly harsh, Vardags top criminal defence team can help you protect yourself.

Our innovative approach to the law, and our determination to change the status quo where necessary, has helped us achieve landmark results at the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Alongside your criminal appeal, we will help you manage the fallout from a conviction on your life and livelihood.

As top lawyers for high net worth and high income individuals, we will work with our Reputation & Privacy and Employment teams to help you to defend your reputation and your career.


Frequently Asked Questions

Whether someone pleaded guilty or was found guilty after trial there is a route to appeal the sentencing decision usually in situations where they can be shown to be wrong in law or wrong in principle or where it was simply excessive.The regime for appealing a sentencing decision is different depending on whether the original decision was made in the Magistrates’ Court or Crown Court and there are different implications which may flow from the two separate procedures.Vardags experience of challenging the legal status quo and taking cases to the highest courts means that we are well-placed to fight your appeal. We will leave no stone unturned and can often find innovative ways to put your case.

OUR Criminal Defence TEAM

Alex McCready

Partner - Head of Reputation and Privacy Alex McCready
“Alex is the definitive reputation and privacy lawyer.” 
Spears 500

Robert Conway

Partner - Head of Criminal Defence Robert Conway
“Robert Conway is an absolute superstar. He leads the team with authority and with clear direction. His clients love him and rightly so.” 
Legal 500

Rebecca Hughes

Associate Rebecca Hughes
“The advice and level of service it offers is unparalleled” 
Legal 500

Is Vardags Right For You?

We offer a free consultation to qualifying individuals. Please call our confidential enquiry line on 020 7404 9390. Lines are staffed 24 hours.

When you contact us a member of our client relations team will take the full details of your situation, assess whether we can assist you, and if so, determine the best team for your case. 

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