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At Regan Peggs, we pride ourselves on redefining the traditional law firm image. Free from stuffy corporate pretence, we deliver a top-notch legal service through genuine individuals achieving tangible results. Our commitment spans diverse practice areas, ensuring that your needs take precedence over everything else – whatever you need us for, we’ll make sure, you get what’s best for you.


Do you need the services of private prosecution solicitors? Our firm is one of the few in England and Wales with specialist experience in bringing private criminal prosecutions. Now that cost recovery is a standard feature of these cases; anyone can exercise their right to prosecute a criminal case privately – regardless of how wealthy they are

Choose us for dedicated private prosecution solicitors who guide you from taking the very first steps to resolution, both inside and outside the courtroom. Contact us to discuss your case and discover how we can assist you in seeking justice.


Redefining the traditional solicitor image, Regan Peggs private prosecution solicitors are not just legal professionals but partners in navigating the legal system. Our approach is refreshingly different, striving to make the process clear and straightforward. Legal matters can be daunting; we ensure you feel supported every step of the way.


Choosing our solicitors for your private prosecution means choosing a team that prioritises your unique needs. With a collaborative approach, we work closely to understand your case intricacies. Our goal is to provide not only exceptional legal services but also peace of mind. Transparent communication keeps you informed and empowered throughout the legal process. We’re not just representatives; we’re advocates committed to your best outcome.


Beyond private prosecution, our principal solicitor, Regan Peggs, is a Level 3 approved Crown Prosecutor. With specialised training in ‘Advocacy and the Vulnerable,’ he excels in handling complex cases. Successfully prosecuting on behalf of entities like the Environment Agency, RSPCA and private clientsl, Regan accepts instructions directly from the CPS and returns from chambers.


Who Can Start a Private Prosecution Case?

Anyone, including individuals, victims, organisations, or companies, can initiate a private prosecution, except when the crime requires the approval of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) or the Attorney-General.

What Makes a Case Suitable for Private Prosecution?

The most appropriate cases include those committed in the UK, with known offenders residing in the UK, supported by adequate evidence. Cases where prosecution agencies decline public prosecution or provide a reasonable explanation, and where a legitimate motive for prosecution exists.

Common Reasons to Commence a Private Prosecution

Initiate a private prosecution to hold offenders accountable, deter similar behavior, safeguard the public, serve the public interest, or when civil proceedings are infeasible or to confiscate offender profits.

How Much Does Private Prosecution Cost?

Costs vary based on case complexity. We offer transparent fee structures, ensuring you understand the financial commitment from the outset. Please contact our friendly team to find out more about our legal fees.

How Long Does a Private Prosecution Take?

Timelines vary, influenced by case complexity and court availability. We strive for efficiency without compromising thoroughness.

Can I Recover Costs in a Private Prosecution?

Yes, cost recovery is a standard feature in private prosecution cases, ensuring financial justice for the prosecutor.


Based in the heart of Birmingham at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, we’re part of one of the most exciting and influential communities of independent businesses outside London.

You won’t find any stuffy, corporate nonsense here – just a top-notch legal service delivered by real people who get real results.

Choose Regan Peggs Solicitors for a personal, effective legal experience.


Got a specific question about our prosecution services? Browse our selection of useful articles below, or get in touch if you can’t find what you’re looking for – we’re always happy to discuss your case, and will either help you directly or refer you to someone who can.

Judicial Reviews in Private Prosecutions

Judicial Reviews in Private Prosecutions

MP Boris Johnson has successfully had a private criminal prosecution against him thrown out of court, by submitting an application for a judicial review of the decision to issue him with a court summons. But what exactly are judicial reviews, and how are they used?

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