General Crime

Although we are based in Tonbridge, Kent we cover Courts and police stations in Kent, Surrey, Sussex and South London and many courts much farther afield. We have an experienced team of defence lawyers in a well established firm to deal with all criminal and road traffic issues. Cases that are too complex for ordinary criminal law practitioners interest us and are not a problem. The partners at Clarke Kiernan have over 60 years experience between them dealing with Criminal cases at all levels. We are proud of our reputation for excellent and robust defence.

Although our fraud department is a specialist department dealing in the main with large fraud investigations and prosecutions the expertise that we have built up within the department means that we deal with all manner of unusual and complex cases. This assists to keep us fully informed on the Law, procedure and tactics to allow us to do our best for clients.

It is important that when dealing with the larger cases (especially large business fraud allegations) the case workers have an instinct for the areas of work that might unexpectedly crop up to make sure that full advantage can be taken of those more unusual pointers that arise in many cases but can be easily missed by case workers who do not have such a rounded experience and ability.

We were the first firm in Kent to qualify for the Legal Services Commission’s Serious Fraud Panel. It was a stringent qualification in those days. The qualification was watered down significantly in recent years so as to allow all sorts of firms to appear to qualify. We have maintained our excellent reputation for dealing with all manner of large and complex cases whilst making use of our expertise to develop systems to deal with areas of law seldom dealt with by more ordinary Solicitor practices.

Bear in mind that if your case is out of the ordinary then you need to make sure your lawyers are not ‘the ordinary’. If we do not highlight in this website the area of work that you need to have dealt with the chances are we will still have the expertise to deal with the problem. We cannot list all the types of cases we have dealt with previously. Just ask us if and how we can help. Heading up the department is Dennis Clarke, a criminal law practitioner with phenomenal experience and whose expertise is acknowledged all over including with both Chambers & Partners and the Legal500.

Catherine McCarthy heads our team of dedicated general criminal and road traffic law specialists. We can be sure that your case will be handled by the best person suited to your case. We will treat you with the utmost respect and care at this difficult time. Chambers and partners say of Catherine she “is great – there aren’t many like her at the upper end of criminal work,”. They say “She is noted for her work as a duty solicitor, taking her clients all the way from police station to the higher courts”.

If the problem is with criminal or road traffic law we can deal with it. We cover the magistrates’ courts, Crown courts, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights. We have a dedicated emergency line for Police station work if it is outside office hours and help is needed immediately. We cover police stations all day every day. No case will faze us.

Check our other pages for comment on specific allegations. Just because we do not comment on your type of problem should not be held against us. There are so many areas we cover that we just cannot cannot comment on everything.

Clarke Kiernan, Criminal Law Solicitors,

2 – 4 Bradford Street, Tonbridge, Kent. TN9 1DU

Phone: 01732360999, Fax : 01732353835, fraud@clarkekiernan.com, Map