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Mr S was accused by a work colleague of having attacked her sexually, on two occasions, on the same day following a prolonged period of sexual harassment without sexual touching.

Indicators were that the Complainant had many life issues including mental health problems and was prone to fantasy.

Leading Defence Lawyer, Stuart Sutton, recently featured in an episode of Womanhood, a BBC show that focuses on six famous women of "different ages, backgrounds and experiences" who discuss popular, and often controversial, topics.

We are pleased to announce that as a result of the continued growth of our firm, we will soon be welcoming two new members to our team. In September 2021, Shelley will be joining us as a paralegal, and Grace will be joining our team as a trainee solicitor. Since launching our specialist practice two years ago, we have expanded to meet the demand of our clients. We always strive to provide exceptional legal advice and client service. 

Mr S was to be interviewed by the police in Shropshire.

He had been accused of sexually touching a friend whilst out camping.

He denied the offences but wanted to know if he should make a “No Comment” interview.

R -v- E (Warwick)

E was accused by the daughter of his partner (aged under 13) of sexually assaulting her on two occasions on one evening.

E admitted that he had drunk a lot of alcohol that evening and that the girl’s mother was so drunk that she had retired to bed sometime earlier than the time of the alleged incident.

It may well be that you have been invited to a police station for a “voluntary interview” in relation to allegations being under suspicion of having committed a sexual offence and you may wonder why you would need legal representation in such an event. The police will tell you that you have attended the police station voluntarily and that you are “free to go at any time". However, if you say, “I’ll leave then”, you may find yourself arrested. The police will tell you that you are entitled to independent legal advice at the police station and if you have attended without such legal representation they will provide somebody under the “Duty Solicitor Scheme”. This in itself is something of a misnomer. Not all of the representatives at the police station are solicitors. Many are known as “Police Station Representatives”. They will be a local lawyer who is “next cab off the rank” and who will deal with any kind of case from the theft of a bicycle to a murder. 

The NSPCC has warned that abusers will exploit children spending more time on the internet because they are locked down and spending more time on their devices because of the Coronavirus. 

It has been described as a “perfect storm” for abusers to take advantage of the pandemic. 

According to police numbers, there has been a rise in domestic abuse incidents directly related to the Coronavirus outbreak,

They say that reports have been linked to the lockdown and that they were preparing for some serious incidents. 

Having been removed from a register of a Professional Regulator, be it because of a criminal conviction or because of a fitness to practice issue, it is likely, after five years in most cases, from the date of the removal (or an unsuccessful appeal against the decision to remove you) that you will seek to be restored to the register. 

The majority of regulators have a restoration process. 

I was recently asked by the BBC to give an expert opinion on issues that have arisen following the campaign "We Can't Consent To This". The campaign is seeking to have a defence of manslaughter removed from the statute book wherever a person (more often than not a man) is accused of killing a person during the course of "rough sex".  

I appeared on the Stephen Nolan show for BBC Radio 5 Live.  

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