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Leading Criminal Law Practitioners

About Us

Hallinan Blackburn Gittings & Nott was first established in Cardiff in the early 1950s and rapidly expanded to cover all areas of law. In 1970, a satellite office was established by John Blackburn Gittings in Victoria, London SW1, and within a short period of time, a decision was made within that office to specialise in criminal defence work. Thereafter Victoria became our home and we have consistently expanded year on year in terms of breadth of criminal work, built up a maturity and wealth of experience whilst at the same time maintaining an approachable atmosphere, continuity, and wholly professional delivery of service.


We are specialists in defending serious and complex crime and fraud and are considered market leaders for our expertise, excellence, bespoke approach and client care. 

We represent individuals across the whole spectrum of criminal litigation from minor traffic issues to serious fraud and murder.

We defend both publicly and privately funded clients. We conduct criminal litigation from the Magistrates' Court level through to

High Court criminal jurisdiction, the Court of Appeal and thereafter the Supreme Court.


We have created an ever-growing bank of articles to help you understand the law and the processes and procedure.

We aim to not only inform, but to empower you when it comes to understanding your rights. Use our four categories below to explore further or search key words above.

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Our Reputation

We are market leaders and our reputation speaks for itself, renowned as the “go-to” firm in terms of recommendations.

Our client base includes high profile individuals and high profile cases but equally we pride ourselves on our low profile approach as and when necessary and managing the publicity surrounding investigations accordingly.

We provide a discreet, bespoke and professional service in every matter upon which we are instructed and pay the utmost attention to detail. We can properly say, without sounding immodest, that we are involved in and have the conduct of many matters throughout the judicial system resulting in the establishment of crucial points of law.

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'World class legal firm that leave no stone unturned'.

With a total of over 100 years combined experience, we are well prepared to protect your rights and provide expert guidance when you need it most.

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