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Stuart Sutton has been in practice for over 30 years and specialises in providing an expert defence service to clients accused of sexual offences, including rape, sexual assault, historic sexual abuse, child sexual abuse, online grooming and revenge porn.

Stuart has a solid reputation in sexual offence defence, having secured not guilty outcomes in 90% of his cases since November 2000. His success comes down to his profound knowledge of the law relating to sexual offences in the UK, his tenacious and methodical approach to preparing the highest-quality Defence Statements, along with his professionalism and client care. Please see the Notable Cases section of this site for examples of Stuart’s defence work.

Stuart can act for a wide range of clients accused of sexual crimes including family members, politicians and other high-profile individuals, people who work in care, teachers, nurses, doctors and other professionals in a position of trust. For clients who also come under scrutiny by their professional regulator, Stuart represents these professionals in Fitness to Practice (FTP) proceedings.

Contact Stuart Sutton, expert sexual offences defence lawyer in Yorkshire, Manchester, London, Birmingham and covering the whole of England and Wales

Stuart helps defend clients in ManchesterLondonOxfordNewcastle, Nottingham, LeicesterDerby and across England & Wales. If you have been accused of a sexual offence, it is important you get the right representation from the start. Stuart can assist you at all stages, from an interview with the police to court proceedings. Contact Stuart on 07798 753 720 today for immediate, expert legal advice.

If you are unfortunate enough to be facing allegations of sexual misconduct, you can read Stuart's articles - such as 'Legal Aid Or Not Legal Aid, That Is The Question' - for first-class and bespoke advice regarding sexual offence cases. We understand that being accused of a sexual offence can leave you feeling helpless and vulnerable with many unanswered questions regarding the court process and procedure. Do not delay and contact us today for specialist assistance and practical solutions. Please note that many of your concerns and queries can also be answered by reading our helpful Sexual Offences FAQs.


“I have some good news for you. I was cleared of any Unacceptable Professional Conduct on all Counts. I am so happy I can’t tell you. Thank you so much for all your support, it means so much. You have been fantastic" - Anon.

“I want to thank you for what you have done for me, however how can that one word, ‘thank you’ express how I feel as regards the fact you have, to all intents and purposes ‘saved my life’." - Anon.

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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