Hickman & Rose provide the best possible legal representation to individual and corporate clients caught up in the most serious legal difficulties.

Hickman & Rose are litigation specialists.

We use the skills and strategies of both criminal and civil litigation to provide our clients with the best possible legal advice, whatever problems they face.

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'Over the years, Hickman & Rose seems to have punched well above its weight and is now right up there as one of the top boutique firms in this space.'

Chambers & Partners, 2023 - Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals client High Net Worth

'Hickman & Rose works on most of the major financial fraud crime cases. The team is experienced across the board and the talent of their lawyers is impressive. Hickman & Rose is also brutally efficient.'

Chambers & Partners, 2023 - Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals client High Net Worth

'A very talented team, from top to bottom, of clever, assiduous lawyers who are utterly dedicated to their clients'

Legal 500, 2022

'They take difficult cases and work out how to win them'

Legal 500, 2022

'Highly regarded for securing ‘the most magnificent results for their clients‘

Legal 500, 2023

'A great reputation with a huge breadth of experience and knowledge. They have considerable strength in depth'

Legal 500, 2023

'A superb firm that is populated by highly talented and hardworking solicitors, who are experts in their field'

Legal 500, 2022

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Hickman & Rose’s lawyers are acknowledged among the best in the country at representing individuals and organisations caught up in the most serious – and consequential – legal difficulties.

Experts in criminal, regulatory and civil law, our specialist solicitors and barristers come together to work in bespoke multi-disciplinary teams, each of which is tailored to a client’s needs.

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Hickman & Rose are litigation specialists. We use the skills and strategies of criminal and civil litigation to provide our clients with the best possible legal representation, whatever difficulties they may face.

Our work can be divided into the following four main areas:

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Established in 1991 with a founding commitment to hold the state to account, Hickman & Rose has become one of the UK’s leading litigation boutiques.

We are a ‘go to’ firm for corporate crime, white collar fraud and privately funded serious and general crime cases. We handle the sensitive legal affairs of clients who demand a high level of discretion. We are respected for our pioneering human rights and civil liberties work, particularly as it relates to the criminal justice system.



Bartholomew Dalton in Law Society Gazette on High Court criticism of prison service

Bartholomew Dalton has been quoted in the Law Society Gazette in respect of the High Court’s recent criticism of the way HMP Wandsworth dealt with his client.

In a judgment released last week, Mr…

HMP Wandsworth criticised by High Court for unlawful detention of Hickman & Rose client

HMP Wandsworth and its Governor have been severely criticised by a High Court Judge after a Hickman & Rose client was unlawfully detained in custody 23 hours after he should have been released.

Ben Rose on decision to grant Auriol Grey leave to appeal her manslaughter conviction

Hickman & Rose’s founder Ben Rose has been quoted in the media following the Court of Appeal’s decision to grant his client Auriol Grey leave to appeal her conviction for manslaughter.


Tom Bushnell in Financial News on rise in FCA opportunistic insider dealing investigations

Hickman & Rose’s Tom Bushnell has been quoted in Dow Jones’ Financial News magazine commenting on the rise in FCA investigations into allegations of “opportunistic insider dealing”.


Stick or twist? How law firms are responding to SRA investigations into suspected AML breaches

As the SDT rules against the SRA in its prosecution of Dentons for breaching anti-money laundering regulations, Andrew Katzen has written a blog on whether law firms should ‘stick’ by settling…

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Ross Dixon discusses ten years of Deferred Prosecution Agreements in Law360

Hickman & Rose’s Ross Dixon has been quoted by Law360 in an article examining the successes – and failures – of Deferred Prosecution Agreements over the decade since they became law.


Tom Bushnell in FT Adviser on how to revoke an FCA prohibition order

Business crime and regulatory law barrister Tom Bushnell has written an article for the FT Adviser on the difficulties of revoking an FCA prohibition order, and how to overcome them.

Tom examines…

Family of Britain’s ‘first racist murder’ denied access to police files

Head of civil litigation Daniel Machover has spoken out after The National Archives refused to provide his clients, the family of Kelso Cochrane, with the police’s murder investigation file.


Christopher Houssemayne du Boulay in Law Society Gazette on SRA’s “excessive” fine

Barrister Christopher Houssemayne du Boulay has written an opinion article for the Law Society Gazette in which he argues that the near £14,000 fine handed to a solicitor for driving with excess…

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