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I have acted on a broad variety of cases and can help all types of professionals (including lawyers, accountants, teachers, police officers, doctors, nurses, dentists, bankers and other types of medical professionals) with matters including, but not limited to:

Why me? Why my firm?

I find that so many people are on the cusp of qualifying for Legal Aid and whether to remain with their Legal Aid lawyer, perhaps someone who has assisted them as a Duty Solicitor at the Police Station or whether to pay privately.

Legal Aid solicitors, Counsel and High Court Advocate are restricted in relation to the amount of money that they can charge for a case.

Sexual offence cases are, like any other, based upon the number of pages of evidence that the Prosecution use in a case and in any sexual offence case, those pages are, more often than not, low in number.

They do not include the unused material which could go into hundreds, if not thousands, of pages on occasions.

Therefore, with the fixed fees that are available via the Legal Aid Agency (LAA), time is constrained by the Legal Aid Agency.

Where a Legal Aid solicitor and/or barrister may be able to afford you an hour or two in conference for the purpose of taking instruction and drafting a very important document known as a Defence Statement, we can spend several hours, if not days with you to go through your instructions, speak to witnesses that you mention may be of assistance to you, make note of documents that you require by way of third party disclosure and seek that disclosure from the Prosecution and other parties.

Unlike some solicitors, I am not, and we are not, defending people to try to gain celebrity status.

We defend people as though it is some kind of vocation.

Of course, we are in business and we get paid for what we do however, there is little by way of a better feeling that having a client acquitted.

I/we have an excellent success rate when defending people at trial which I believe is based on the hard work, dedication and attention to detail that we put into the preparation of the case in anticipation of the trial commencing.

Best Defence for Professionals

I understand how challenging this time may be for you. Not only are you facing prosecution or regulatory proceedings but even being accused of a crime can cause damage to your reputation. It can cause you to be suspended from your duties and have an effect on your continuing professional development and professional ability. Such allegations may even be causing difficulty in your personal and family life. All of these elements need to be handled with expert knowledge, skill and care, and we can do this whilst building the best defence for you.

I also offer a cost-effective service where clients are being both accused by their regulator and investigated by police for facing prosecution for the same matter. For example, where a medic/clinician who is accused of a sexual misfeasance or motivated behaviour by their regulator, but is also being investigated by the police and/or faces prosecution in relation to the same matter.

This can save the client costs because the information in relation to the case is relevant to both the Regulator and the Prosecutor.

Contact Stuart Sutton, Defence Lawyer for Professionals

If you are accused of misconduct or a criminal offence, you are likely to feel stressed, upset and worried about your future and your reputation. Such allegations can have a huge impact on the lives of those accused and so it is essential you get high-quality legal advice and representation. I have an outstanding reputation in securing not guilty outcomes for professionals involved in a wide range of cases. I will use my extensive knowledge and skills to create a watertight defence strategy and minimise any impact such allegations have on your life. For immediate, expert legal advice, contact me today on 0808 169 2516.

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Why Choose Sutton Defence Lawyers?

  • Specialists in Criminal Defence Law
  • Outstanding record in successfully defending clients charged with Sexual Offences
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Secured not guilty verdicts in over 90% of cases
  • Robust defence preparation, attention to detail and professional representation