Rainer Hughes


Rainer Hughes is a leading law firm specialising in all aspects of crime, striving to achieve the best outcome for our clients.

We work closely with you, to assess your situation, defend your interests and agree the best course. Our team of lawyers are experts in their field and are committed to provide a professional and discreet service.

They are dedicated, conscientious, excelling at case strategy and preparation and have the ability to identify evidential flaws in prosecution case – leaving nothing to chance. 

Rainer Hughes specialise both in domestic and International crime, corporate crime, financial crime and corporate manslaughter. We offer expert advice to a diverse range of clients including corporations, directors and high-profile individuals.

Key Experience

We act on behalf of high-profile individuals to contest Account Freezing Orders and Cash Forfeiture Orders.

Acted on numerous Drug Related Criminal matters, achieving successful outcome for clients.

Advised on a serious financial crime matter. Rainer Hughes was able to liaise with the relevant parties to agree upon a compromise that was a positive outcome for our client.

Acted on behalf of a high-profile and high net-worth individual to successfully contest Account Freezing Orders and Cash Forfeiture Orders.

Key Contacts

Sanjay Panesar

Senior Partner

Radhia Karra

Barrister at Law

John Machnicki


Rizwan Ashiq

Barrister At Law

Vicky Detenon

Practice Assistant


Mr. P

Radhia completely analyzed the case before she advised me on what action to take. She suggested a strategy which ultimately cleared my name. She is formidable in court and I am grateful for everything she has done for me.

Statement by a Board of Directors

Radhia dealt with a complicated criminal matter on behalf of the company’s board of directors. She presented our case in the most positive way, explaining every action we had taken to date and the reasons behind such actions. As a result, we can trade again without any restrictions.

Client G

John has the experience and knowledge to deal with the most complex criminal matters in an efficient and productive way. Thank you for ensuring success in my case, without your Prescence at the very beginning, the result would have not been the same.

Client R

John Machnicki is a professional asset to the Criminal Solicitors at Rainer Hughes. He anticipated and prepared us for every stage of the processes. Thank you for the great result!

Mr. B

John’s knowledge and experience only became apparent to me when we had our case review meeting. He understood the procedure and was able to look at my case from both sides of the fence. Without his swift input, the team would have not been able to stop the police action against me.