The firm has long been recognised as one of the leading criminal justice firms.  Chambers UK, a Client’s Guide to the Legal Profession said of us in 2008, "Crime and human rights are the foundations on which this firm is built" with barristers noting "They do crime and human rights-based criminal law in a very professional way; its a well organised firm which works well for its clients".  Five years on, in 2013, Chambers said "Hickman & Rose's crime practice goes from strength to strength and continues to attract high-quality work". 

In 2015 we were recognised by Legal 500 as “UK Crime Firm of the Year”, and in 2018 Chambers view is of  a “Highly acclaimed defence practice with a strong bench of expert criminal lawyers.

Our Police Law work - including deaths in custody - has been described by Chambers UK as "one of the best in the area" and our Human Rights work is also praised as "up there with the best".