The criminal law firm for social justice

Commons combines first-rate advice and legal representation with a commitment to social justice.

We employ outstanding specialist criminal lawyers who have trained and worked at some of London’s leading law firms.

Between us we have experience of cases with an international element and cases of national significance. Our unique structure means we can tailor our approach to the needs of each case no matter how it is funded.

Pre-Charge Advice, Police Station, Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court, Appeals

Extradition, Interpol Red Notices, Mutual Legal Assistance, Criminal Law and Human Rights

Defending professional body investigations and prosecutions, Advising on data and information

Disclosure and Barring Service checks, Police National Computer challenges

Pre-Charge Advice, Police Station, Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court, Appeals

Extradition, Interpol Red Notices, Mutual Legal Assistance, Criminal Law and Human Rights

Defending professional body investigations and prosecutions, Advising on data and information

Disclosure and Barring Service checks, Police National Computer challenges

Commons is not like most other law firms

Our work doesn’t stop at the end of a case. We know that the justice system needs changes if it is going to serve society effectively. We work with like-minded people and organisations to make change happen through our social justice project work.

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Reviews

"Obviously brilliant"..." [Rhona] is a bright and innovative solicitor who is very good on psychiatric and psychological issues. She is very good on the analysis of cases, finding things that other people would not."

Chambers UK 2016

You not only gave me excellent advice, but put me at ease when we first met at the police station. You were confident, thorough and professional, which in turn gave me confidence.”

A client of Ben Stuttard

“Speaking to Sashy... you could tell that he knew what he was talking about and he’d dealt with cases like this before and that immediately put my mind at ease.”

A client of Sashy Nathan

“I felt more in control especially after an ordeal [where] I’d felt fairly out of control and disempowered. It was good to feel [...] the other way.”

A client of Commons

“Sources describe Rhona Friedman as “absolutely fantastic,” and state that “her understanding of not just criminal law but of the context – the way police work, the way in which organised crime works – is just phenomenal.

Chambers UK 2014

“My experience with Ben has been astonishing. He has worked extremely hard and gone the extra mile. His knowledge of law is spot on. He is a true fighter who never gives up.”

A client of Ben Stuttard

“I felt like they were like really committed to making sure I understood the process and what was going on.”

A client of Commons

"Obviously brilliant"..."[Rhona] is a bright and innovative solicitor who is very good on psychiatric
and psychological issues. She is very good on the analysis of cases, finding things that other
people would not."

Chambers UK 2016

“Sources describe Rhona Friedman as “absolutely fantastic,” and state that “her understanding
of not just criminal law but of the context – the way police work, the way in which organised
crime works – is just phenomenal.” She acts in serious criminal cases, from miscarriages of
justice to homicides.”

Chambers UK 2014

“My experience with Ben has been astonishing. He has worked extremely hard and gone the
extra mile. His knowledge of law is spot on. He is a true fighter who never gives up.”

A client of Ben Stuttard

“I felt like they were like really committed to making sure I understood the process and what was going on.”

A client of Commons

“Speaking to Sashy...you could tell that he knew what he was talking about and he’d dealt with cases like this before and that immediately put my mind at ease”

A client of Sashy Nathan

“I felt more in control especially after an ordeal [where] I’d felt fairly out of control and disempowered. It was good to feel [...] the other way.”

A client of Commons

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