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We are an experienced firm of solicitors who take a genuine interest in our client's case and the impact any legal or statutory issue has upon them, their business and personal life. Osborn Knight Solicitors specialise in defending against regulatory enforcement, criminal law, and corporate investigations. We are Manchester based and welcome clients from across the UK and overseas.

We firmly believe that if you, your client, or your business, face any issue that may result in an investigation, then it is vital to act quickly. Our solicitors have been instructed on some of the most complex cases in the country and have developed strong working relationships with some of the best criminal and regulatory barristers in England.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Osborn Knight Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority no. 620176

Our regulatory defence and advisory work include cases involving:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) – inc company Director Disqualification
  • Environment Agency
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Insolvency Service (IS)
  • Local Authorities - covering areas such as fire safety, waste management & disposal, HMO licenses and counterfeit goods
  • Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
  • Trading Standards
  • UK Gaming Commission

Our criminal defence work includes defending cases brought by:

  • UK police forces (Lancashire Police, GMP, MPS, Midland Police, Yorkshire Police, TVP, etc.)
  • British Transport Police
  • Serious Fraud Office
  • Crown Prosecution Service (National offices)
  • Crown Prosecution Service Serious Crime Division
  • Crown Prosecution Service Complex Case Unit - Manchester, Lancashire, Birmingham, London, Leeds, and York
  • Crown Prosecution Service Proceeds of Crime Unit - London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham
  • Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT)
  • Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
  • The Benefits Agency
  • Local Authorities

Types of cases covered:

  • Business crime
  • Business fraud
  • Cash seizure
  • Cash detention
  • Cash forfeiture
  • Conspiracies
  • Commercial and corporate crime
  • Fraud
  • Police complaints
  • Police station attendances
  • Regulatory Agencies - SRA, FCA, HSE, ACCA 
  • Seizure of assets (HMRC and Confiscation Proceedings and High Court)
  • Serious drugs crimes with a commercial element
  • Serious and complex crime investigations

We also accept instructions for private prosecution cases.

For further advice please call 0800 410 1255 or e-mail


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