Criminal & regulatory offences

Our criminal defence solicitors are experts at defending all kinds of criminal and regulatory prosecutions. We support our clients throughout the criminal justice process from initial formal interview to representation at court. We handle all types of offences but have particular expertise in countryside-related matters, such as wildlife crime, animal welfare, firearms and regulations affecting farms, shooting estates and other rural businesses.

We are also motoring solicitors equipped to deal with a range of road traffic and driving offences.

We act only for privately funded clients and all criminal and regulatory cases will be handled by a senior and experienced solicitor.

We regularly act for clients facing investigation and/or prosecution for alleged offences of all types, including those relating to:

How our criminal & regulatory offences solicitors can help you:

Meet the team

Tim Ryan


Tim Ryan is a key practitioner for regulatory matters, including those in relation to hunting and shooting. He is also a criminal law expert.

Chambers UK 2016

To put in writing how impressed I am with you [Tim Ryan] at Warners is difficult to say, but, “at a very stressful time, your calm & considered advice & counsel was hugely appreciated. Your handling of the evidence gathering, expert witness preparation, and organisation of the case were exemplary. It certainly impressed the opposition! You were available at all hours & communications were prompt and very effective. It was a great boost to confidence and morale at a time when it was much needed.

A recent client – April 2018

Tim Ryan of Warners Solicitors is noted to be amongst the strongest regulatory lawyers in the region. He has a particular interest in criminal cases involving agriculture, firearms and rural sports.

Chambers 2015 – Crime