Martin Crawford-Brown

Martin Crawford-Brown

Head of Private Crime

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Martin Crawford-Brown

Martin is the Head of Private Crime at IBB Law. This department deals with fee paying individuals and business involved in criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

Martin is a successful litigator and advocate.  Having been called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2002, he qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and attained Higher Rights of Audience in 2010.

Whilst he is meticulous in defence, he also offers an exemplary private prosecution and investigation service. As part of this service, he will actively investigate offences committed against his clients, with a view to advising the client as to what remedies may be available to them.  In some cases, presenting a portfolio of evidence to the police and Crown Prosecution Service for further exploration and prosecution.

Because IBB Law is a truly multidisciplinary firm, Martin has at his disposal an array of criminal and civil remedies to best suit the needs of his clients.

He also has oversight of pre charge assistance relating to police investigations.  His team has great success engaging in pre charge engagement protocols thereby assisting the police to avoid prosecution of their clients.

His practice covers the full range of serious and more general crime. Martin is regularly instructed in serious violent and sexual offences, matters involving organised crime and death by driving offences. Martin conducts applications for the discharge of court orders e.g., notification requirements and sexual harm prevention orders.

He has for many years specialised in Road Traffic Law (RTL). An area of law of which most practitioners have a general or passing knowledge. Conversely RTL demands an eye for detail, and a thorough understanding of the associated raft of law, regulatory regime, and procedure.

Martin receives instructions in regulatory matters involving the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, taxi licensing authorities, Security Industry Authority, General Dental Council, General Medical Council and in matters of firearms licencing.

In recent years Martin has developed a niche practice in Dog Law. He has seen the return of many four-legged friends to their owners, whilst also avoiding the most serious criminal and other sanctions that may arise.

For a while Martin lived in Australia where he completed examinations to qualify as a solicitor in New South Wales (NSW). In 2016 he became a lawyer of NSW.

Most recently he completed qualifications in Garden Design.

Martin is praised for his client care and excellent results.  He is a green fingered, empathetic, commercially astute, and technical lawyer. He prides himself in his ability to deliver excellence in service, litigation, advocacy and so provide client satisfaction.

Should you have a matter which will not qualify for legal aid, or you simply prefer to engage a solicitor on a private basis, contact Martin who will provide you with a short initial advice free of charge, and allocate your case to the person best qualified in our team to meet your needs and pocket.

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