Criminal Defence Lawyers

Being accused of a crime can be extremely distressing; being accused of a crime abroad can be considerably more upsetting when you are far from home and vulnerable and do not understand the language, the procedures involved or the implications. Arrests made abroad may have a harsh impact on your reputation and livelihood, not to mention your liberty.

Giambrone has a team of experienced Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and English cross-border criminal lawyers representing foreign nationals across Europe. Our on-the-spot offices have English, Spanish, Italian and Arabic-speaking lawyers who are readily available to offer immediate assistance to individuals who find themselves in difficulties in a foreign country.

To find out more about how we can help you, please contact us via the online form or email us at

Multi-lingual criminal lawyers in the UK

Giambrone & Partners' team of multi-lingual criminal defence lawyers have a breadth of experience extending across Europe. We can advise anyone facing a criminal allegation in order to protect their standing and character during the procedure. Your case can be dealt with through our UK offices, avoiding unnecessary travel back and forth to Europe. It’s important to remember that anyone facing criminal charges must be allowed representation from a lawyer before they are interviewed by police.

Our criminal defence services

Our expertise and thorough knowledge of European jurisdictions will assist with regard to understanding the seriousness of the charges as well as negotiating where possible with the relevant authorities to avoid having to appear in court. Giambrone & Partners' criminal defence lawyers can assist you with:

  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Sexual offences
  • Road traffic offences
  • Drugs offences
  • Medical malpractice
  • Immigration offences
  • Affray
  • Robbery and firearms offences
  • Assault charges
  • Corporate crime
  • Money laundering
  • Cross-border investigations
  • Cybercrime
  • Damage to cultural and heritage property
  • Drunk and disorderly

Our criminal defence lawyers' expertise is widely recognised, having appeared on various news agencies including Sky News, BBC Live and Reuters in connection with the Amanda Knox murder trial and subsequent appeals.

Criminal defence in Europe

Our multi-lingual and multi-specialist criminal defence lawyers represent foreign nationals across Europe when they face criminal charges. We recognise the need to support a multi-national community and can offer immediate assistance to non-Italian speakers during these stressful times. In order to get the best possible outcome for your case, it is critical that you know what your rights are and understand all your options. Our team have vast experience in dealing with cross-border cases as well as handling cases that are covered by different sets of national laws.

It is understandable that those facing criminal charges will find the situation stressful and upsetting. This can be exacerbated if the incident occurs away from home in a country where you do not speak the language fluently and may not understand the legal system or recognise the implications of the charges on both their reputation as well as their freedom. Our expert lawyers will support and assist anyone in this situation and guide them through the entire legal process.

We have offices in Italy, Spain, Tunisia, Portugal, France and UK offices in Glasgow, Manchester and London, which enables your case to be dealt with through our UK offices without the need for constant travel to the country where the offence took place.

Criminal procedure 

The criminal procedure varies in European countries, often being inquisitory, with a presiding judge who conducts most of the questioning of the witnesses, experts and accused. There is still a prosecutor and defence that will protect the interests of those they are representing.

It is not unusual for a case to be resolved by negotiation with the relevant authorities avoiding the need to appear before a court. We can use the breadth of our experience to reduce the seriousness of charges brought against clients who are at their most vulnerable in a foreign country.

Our expert lawyers will advise you to ensure the best outcome in your circumstances; we work tirelessly to support you and provide a robust defence.

To find out more about how we can help you, please contact us via the online form or email us at