Private Criminal Defence

Private Criminal Defence

We all hope that we, or those close to us, never find ourselves accused of a criminal offence, let alone be arrested and confined to a police cell.

Unfortunately, it happens, and when it does, there are very few things more stressful or alien.

If you find yourself if this situation you need;-

  • A professional, discreet and expert defence team.
  • Support and guidance and access to your dedicated team, every step of the way.
  • To know how much it will cost! Private representation is not just for the wealthy. With legal aid being limited due to lack of funding, you may find yourself not eligible for help.  In this situation we offer competitive private rates with fixed fees so you know where you stand and what to expect.  We will keep you informed every step of the way and from the out-set of the case we will be totally transparent about our fees. 

Free Initial Telephone Consultation

We understand that you will want to talk to us to find out how we can be of assistance and so we offer a free initial telephone consultation. Please call us on 0116 247 0790 or email

If you are reading this, it is likely that it has happened to you, your family, your child, a friend or those close to you and you are looking for help, support and proven expertise.

ZMS solicitors has the private client service team that you need.

ZMS Solicitors is the largest supplier of criminal defence work across Leicestershire, with collectively literally hundreds of years of specialist expertise. 

Founded in 2003 the partners, Parmjit Singh and Yakesh Tanna, have taken the firm from strength to strength resulting in the high class team of unrivalled strength and depth.  A dynamic and client centred defence firm which puts the client first.  See our people section for independent biographies.

The collective decades of experience in the criminal justice system means you will have access to a wealth of experience in all types of cases. Our relationships forged amongst specialist barristers, Queens Counsel, and experts skilled across all fields is second to none. 

Should your case require DNA analysis, pathology, forensic science or accountancy, back calculation of alcohol consumption in motoring offences, we have direct access to a full range of the most experienced experts.

We are aware of the sensitive nature of criminal proceedings and the impact it may have on your personal and professional reputation and the need for utmost discretion.

We will manage your case, instruct the relevant experts, scrutinise the documents served, analyse and review the case against you. 

Most of our clients are personally recommended to us. Do not just take our word for it.  Click on the Review Solicitor section of the website and see for yourself the quality of representation provided by our team

Call, email or use the contact form on the website.

How to Get In Contact

Contact us today to find out how we can help you defend you  on 0116 247 0790 or email

We are based in Leicester but can assist wherever you are based.