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.



Andrew Katzen in Solicitors Journal on impact of SRA’s increase in internal fining power

Andrew Katzen has written an article for the Solicitors Journal in which he analyses the impact on misconduct enforcement of the SRA’s recent increase in internal fining powers.

Andrew explains…

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Hickman & Rose client Auriol Grey’s conviction for manslaughter quashed at Court of Appeal

Hickman & Rose client Auriol Grey has seen her conviction for unlawful act manslaughter quashed after her new legal team, including founding partner Ben Rose, successfully challenged…

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Statement on behalf of the family of Mohamud Hassan

Hickman & Rose has released the below statement on behalf of the family of Mohamud Hassan, whose inquest concluded at Pontypridd Coroner’s Court on 2nd May 2024.


Today, following a…

Bartholomew Dalton writes on prosecution bail appeals for Criminal Law Week

Bartholomew Dalton has written a commentary article for Criminal Law Week about the recent cases of R. (Molina) v Crown Court at Snaresbrook and Hammond v Governor of Winchester Prison, both of…

Christopher Houssemayne du Boulay in FT on SFO’s disclosure software problems

Christopher Houssemayne du Boulay has been quoted in the Financial Times commenting on problems with the SFO’s Autonomy Introspect disclosure review system.

Christopher noticed it was not…

Is ‘Intrusive Staring of a Sexual Nature’ really a criminal offence?

As Transport for London, in co-operation with the police, renews its campaign to improve the safety of vulnerable travellers on its network, Humzah Ilyas has written a blog on the public information…

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Hickman & Rose’s role uncovering SFO disclosure problem revealed in GIR

Global Investigations Review has reported on the fundamental role played by Hickman & Rose lawyers in uncovering a serious problem in the SFO’s disclosure review system.

The GIR report…

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.

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