Wainwright & Cummins have been defending clients facing criminal charges for almost 30 years.
We aim to defend the interests of our clients charged with any criminal offence and to protect their inherent civil liberties and human rights. We also have a reputation for looking after vulnerable clients including young people, clients with mental health difficulties and clients facing charges which could damage their professional and personal reputations.
We have considerable experience across a broad range of criminal litigation from minor offences to major offences.
Types of Work/Cases we undertake:
Whatever the allegation we assure you that we will do our utmost to represent you to the best of our ability.
Some of our recent leading cases are as follows:
R v N (2012): The firm represented a client who was charged with seven others with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, including the possession of 249g of Heroin. Our client entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to three years imprisonment.
R v N (2012): The firm represented a client accused of arson with intent to danger life. Despite some admissions being made by our client in his police interview, our client was acquitted.
R v V (2012): The firm represented a client charged with attempted robbery and grievous bodily harm after stabbing a woman several times whilst trying to take her handbag. Our client pleaded guilty of both charges and sentenced to five years imprisonment.
R v S and others (2012): The firm represented a client charged, alongside seven others, with handling/receiving stolen goods and conspiring to commit fraud by false representation. This was a case involving many defendants in a conspiracy to supply 'cloned' stolen cars to the public. Our client was acquitted following a trial.
R v S (2012): The firm represented a male client who was charged with raping another male following a night out.
R v R (2012): The firm acted for a client accused of murdering his employer. He was charged together with two others. Our client was a Polish national.
R v C (2012): The firm represented a client accused of murder after the body of a man was found in a hostel. There were multiple defendant accused of this offence.
R v A (2012): The firm acted for a young man charged with others, with a series of domestic burglaries and an aggravated vehicle taking. He was arrested next to a car, under which the police found numerous stolen items from the burglaries. Our client was acquitted following a trial.
R v S (2012): The firm represented a client charged with fraud involving thousands of pounds. It was alleged that The first trial ended with a hung jury. Out client was acquitted after a retrial.
R v A(2012): The firm represented a postman charged with stealing check books from the post he was due to deliver over the course of 2 years. The firm was successful in securing our client a suspended sentence.
R v D (2012): The firm represented a client charged with the attempted murder of a policeman. It was alleged that our client shot the officer with a gun he was later found in possession of.
R v M (2012): Our client was charged with two counts of robbery. It was alleged hat he robbed two working girls, on two separate occasions, of their payments after he had used their services. Following a trial, our client was acquitted.
R v A (2011): Our client was charged with sexual assault. It was alleged that he pinched the bottom of a uniformed police officer in Leicester Square. The jury acquitted him of the offence.
R v A (2011): The firm represented a client suffering from severe learning difficulties who was accused of sexual assault and false imprisonment. After being found to be unfit to plead, our client was acquitted by the jury after a trial of the issue.
R v P (2011): The firm represented one of a large group of youths accused of numerous robberies and attempted robberies. The firm was able to secure our client a Youth Rehabilitation Order instead of a custodial sentence.
R v M (2011): The firm represented a client charged with four counts of Housing Benefit and Council Tax fraud totalling nearly £30,000.00. Our client was found guilty of the allegation and the firm was successful in obtaining a suspended sentence.
R v M (2011): The firm represented a client charged with murdering his best friend with a pair of scissors after a drunken night out. The client had no memory of the incident so the firm explored the possibility that his alcoholism had adversely affected his brain and consequently his behaviour.
R v T (2011): Our client was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent. It was alleged that he attacked his friend with a hammer.
We provide a 24 Hour Emergency Service for clients arrested in London and the South East.
Our Emergency 24 Hour Line is: 0207 737 9339
For more information download our Criminal Law Brochure or
We cover all of London's Magistrates Courts, Youth Courts and Crown Courts.