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The following are testimonials from clients I have helped across the Uk over the past several years. If you are based in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, York, Hull, Leeds or elsewhere in the uk get in touch today.

"Just wanted to say thank you for your help with the case and how hard you have worked . You've put in a tonne more work than my previous counsel and it has been far less stressful since. So thank you for that it is much appreciated."


"We will always be very grateful for all the dedicated hard work Stuart Sutton completed on our behalf. He was always available to explain and guide us through a very difficult time. He was professional and supportive alongside our barrister towards a successful outcome."


"Thank You very much for your guidance and support - it was most welcome and greatly appreciated in what was and has been a very difficult and stressful period.


"I cannot thank you and Mark enough for the hard work you both put into ensuring the best outcome"

You are both professional and I have to say you were very patient with me. I don’t think I would have kept myself together if it wasn’t for the both of you.

I am very grateful for having you both as my legal team and for defending me throughout the case.

I would like to thank you both for all your advice and support.

Thank you for everything. You were brilliant and I wish you both all the best”.


"Stuart provided an invaluable service in preventing me from being separated from my son. He is only 4 years old but when he’s older I’ll tell him all about Stuart. We will both be forever grateful to Stuart and his team for their professionalism and support during this challenging time."


"Contacting a solicitor is something that nobody wants to do. You just have to hope that your chosen legal representative is knowledgeable, understanding and an expert in their field. I am happy to report that Stuart is all these things and more. After initially contacting Stuart, I was able to have a consultation with him in less than 24 hours. Stuart is realistic, easy to talk to and above all a professional. I cannot recommend him enough."


"From the first email that I sent to Stuart I knew I had made the right decision. He replied almost immediately and arranged for a phone call that evening. Stuart is meticulous in the questions he asks, making sure he gets all the information needed. His knowledge of the law in this area is second to none and that was evident within a few minutes of speaking with him. Stuart shoots straight and does not offer false hope, but isn’t harsh and does not judge in any way. He even was able to make me laugh in what was the darkest time of my life.

Stuart always seems to be available when you need him and will return any phone calls if missed at his earliest convenience. Without him and his recommended barrister, Mark Kelly, in my corner, I truly feel that my case would of had a very different outcome. With his professional and structured advice I am now able to move on with my life and start to put the last year behind me. For anyone in a situation of this manner, I would recommend Stuart above anyone else. He truly has given me a bright future and for this I can never thank him enough."


"WI found Stuart through a search for a top solicitor following allegation of sexual assault and common assault. Stuart is highly knowledgeable of the law about each, the process, the likely timescale, the potential outcome and impacts. He provided his realistic opinion on the likely outcome which together with his Barrister's opinion enabled me to make decisions. Behind the scenes, Stuart dealt with the Crown which was a critical and strategic move by him which eased the process in court. This was a terribly worrying four months for me, but the reassurance of Stuart always being there, his straight forward 'no nonsense' approach to advising me and his human side knowing how the eventual charge of common assault was affecting me got me through this traumatic time. I recommend Stuart very highly."


"What I can I possibly say now in any sense of some adequate words to you two - Stuart and Mark?

Yes, Stuart – that huge amount of work and preparation we, as a team had to do – mind boggling, but so very necessary. The formula is good. It works.

Mark, Stuart – it isn’t just me thanking you both from the bottom of my heart. It is every member of my lovely family."


"I have lived, breathed and worked with you two for ever it seems.

Suddenly you won’t be there. It already feels peculiar. I’ve just lost two of my best friends. You quite rightly may see all this as a working relationship and the job is done. Move on. That’s right.

For me though, it will always be more personal than that. It’s like we’ve been travelling the world together and now it’s time to say our goodbyes and get on our separate aeroplanes for home.

This will now stay with me for the rest of my life. But I will always remember you both with great affection, respect and gratitude.

Once again, simply thank you"


"Just a note to thank you again for the calls, emails and chasing over the last 10-11 months. It’s been a tough year but my wife and I can start looking forward which is a huge relief."


"Once again, thank you for steering us through this awful time. You have shown endless patience when answering my never ending list of questions. I will always be grateful."


"It’s no exaggeration when I say we feel like we have got our lives back."


"You made us feel at ease which was not an easy task given the circumstances and we knew we were in very capable hands."


"Thank you for helping during the worst time of our lives"


“Both you and Chris (the barrister) have been the most amazing support and help throughout this very trying part of our lives. We wish to thank you both for believing in us and for all your hard work.”


“When the letter dropped on the mat my world crumbled. With a partner and young children I had a vision of losing everything, then shame hit me. I had no idea who or why I had been accused of this terrible thing. I immediately felt lost and scared, their was no one I felt I could speak to. After a sleepless night I pulled myself together and googled for a lawyer who could help with the horrible words on the top of the letter and etched in my mind. I found 3 lawyers I thought could help me and started to contact them. The first one wanted to charge me a fee just for an initial chat which left 2. The first lawyer I spoke to seemed empathetic and competent and I made an appointment to see him on the Monday. I spoke to Stuart on the Friday and immediately cancelled the appointment.

Stuart wasn’t empathetic but a realist. However he knows his stuff about what can and should be said. A situation I explained he gave conflicting advice to the previous lawyer but he confirmed what I thought. That is when I knew I had the right lawyer. He also made me laugh which was the first time in a week it had happened. It was needed. Believe me you will think about nothing else, you cannot switch off but no matter what my questions were Stuart was there to answer and help.

When he got the disclosure of my case from the Police he reviewed, told me to say “No comment” and that he felt he did not need to attend the interview with me. I valued his advice and did what he said. Yesterday I was fortunate to have gotten the “No Further Action” email from the Police, my life can finally restart after what has been the worse 4 months of my life. What really shocked me though was that today I got an email saying, I am getting a refund on some of my retainer. So not only did Stuart help get the matter dropped for me regarding these horrible allegations but he gave me a refund as well. How many lawyers can you say that about, not only is he supremely qualified but fair as well.

The initial call to Stuart was the most valuable call I have every made, it literally gave me my life back. Please, please, please do what I did and contact Stuart, make the first step back to getting your life back too.”


"I approached Stuart after I had been arrested and interviewed in relation to sexual allegations. From the outset he exuded a confidence and a familiarity with the situation. He knew exactly what was going to happen over the coming months.

When we met he was friendly yet professional and realistic. He was painstaking in ensuring he had taken detailed instructions from me, and wasted no time commencing the process of speaking to others and gathering evidence to build our case. He works proactively and relentlessly.

It is amazing just how accessible Stuart is. He seems to work all hours and makes himself eminently available to his clients. Even if he is busy, he gets back to you as soon as he can.

Stuart is a professional solicitor not a therapist, but I think he knows that part of his job is to keep the client’s head up, and he does it very well. It helps that he can make anybody laugh, even in the darkest hours. He has a jovial and relaxed manner, but beneath it he is sharp and determined to get the right outcome for his client.

In the end, working together with Counsel, we secured a judgement of “no case to answer” resulting in an automatic “not guilty” verdict. I am convinced that Stuart’s work helped us to get this result rather than having to go all the way to a jury decision. The crucial advantage seemed to me to be that we had prepared in painstaking detail and knew the case inside out; this is what Stuart is a master of.

I would have no hesitation whatsoever recommending Stuart as a solicitor."


“Whilst undergoing the terrible shock and despair of being falsely accused of a historic offence, my wife and I found Stuart by searching the internet and we must say it is the most important decision we have ever made to instruct Stuart as our Solicitor in this matter.

Right from the beginning Stuart has been so reassuring,absolutely professional and we have never seen anybody as hardworking as he has proved to be, and whatever time of day or night Stuart has been there for us.

Having absolutely no experience or understanding of police processes, court procedures or anything at all like this, Stuart has had to guide us every step of the way and he has produced and compiled a solid and logical defence strategy which proved to be totally successful.

We cannot thank Stuart enough for all of his efforts on our behalf. We are so pleased and grateful that right at the very beginning we found Stuart and decided to instruct him – he has been a lifeline and source of strength for us during what we can say has been the worst time of our lives.

We would positively and highly recommend Stuart.

Thank you.”


“Faced with the horror of an unfounded claim of historical sexual assault against a family member, I faced the terrifying prospect of a criminal trial and a lengthy prison sentence if found guilty.

From the first contact with Stuart Sutton, he provided calm, reassuring support. During many dark moments Stuart helped me to deal with the case against me as it developed. On no occasion did he give me false hope – no-one could predict the outcome with 100% accuracy – but he encouraged me to retain a positive outlook and remain confident that justice would prevail.

One should not underestimate Stuart. Beneath the casual demeanour and easy-going style of verbal communication is a man who works tenaciously and tirelessly to scrutinise every minute detail of the case so that a robust defence is formed. During the 8 months leading up to my trial, I have had conversations with him at all hours of any day from 6am to 10pm. That easy-going style enables him to develop relationships with all relevant parties in order to tease out what might, at first glance, appear to be irrelevant details but which may ultimately have a significant impact.

Before the jury verdict, I was happy to tell him that, whatever the outcome, I was immensely impressed and extremely satisfied with the excellent job of work that he and his team had done. Ultimately, the jury took less than 45 minutes to reach unanimous not-guilty verdicts on all three counts.

I have absolutely no hesitation in whole-heartedly recommending the services of Stuart Sutton to anyone who finds themselves in the unthinkably hideous position of facing unfounded criminal charges.

Stuart and I elected to appoint Mark Kelly (Barrister) to act as my advocate when I was charged with three counts of historical sexual abuse. Between them, they worked tirelessly to build an extremely robust defence case. They were only able to do this by gaining a thorough understanding of me, my answer in relation to the charges and my personal circumstances. More than that, from our very first meeting, they were preparing me for the trial when I would give my evidence and face cross-examination. It was only after the trial that I realised why they had been so thorough, almost pedantic, in the preparation of my defence statement. It was this defence statement, and the subtle way that they ensured I had an intimate understanding of not just the content but the underlying nuances that resulted in me being able to deliver my evidence in such a confident manner.

Between them, Stuart and Mark make a formidable team. I have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending their services to anyone who ever finds themselves in such a position as I did.. Whatever the result was to be, I do not believe they, or anyone else, could have done any more. I am, and always will remain, incredibly grateful and indebted to this remarkable pair of professionals.”


“Thank you for all your help getting my through the case, from your phone calls in the weeks beforehand and your calming no-nonsense manner during the two days we were together. You’ll remember that I spent a day at GOsC totally unrepresented in July last year, which I found to be a terrifying experience, so having you there to guide me though the process was very reassuring indeed. I have never heard of a solicitor going for a McDonalds with a client, but by doing that you really took my mind off things”


“Should you ever need a solicitor for such matters in the field which Stuart deals with, this is the man. Stuart has a strong legal brain and a full understanding of the law and legal system, he will never shocked at whatever the problem is, you can be frank, talk in your own language and not fear he will be upset, disgusted or shocked.

To anyone who requires the services of a solicitor who you need to trust, Stuart is the person to go to.”


“Stuart is a very rare professional, his insight, knowledge and client support has been beyond exemplary. He is quite simply a gifted individual with a work ethic that is second to none. If you are in need of help from his profession, he is absolutely the man you need.”

Mr. S

“I contacted Stuart Sutton after my arrest on a serious criminal charge. It was the first time I had been in trouble with the police, and I was very frightened and stressed by the whole ordeal. In Stuart, I found a consummate professional. He was at the same time very reassuring, while guiding me through the process and explaining clearly and thoroughly the options and the likely outcomes. He had a thorough appreciation of his brief but never lost sight of the human element. I shall always be grateful to him for his help and support.”

Mr. S, Malvern

“From the very first phone call I felt reassured by Stuart Sutton- by his upbeat demeanour and positivity. All through my case his unswerving drive, focus, absolute attention to detail, reassurance and utter professionalism both won me over and ultimately won my case. I cannot thank him enough for giving me the strength to keep going when I thought I was falling. the man is a lifesaver !”

Mrs. B, Essex

“We are very fortunate to have had a very competent and professional solicitor to guide us through this, but what is just as important is you have shown us your understanding and care”.


“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’."


“Leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit of evidence in an attempt to ‘prove’, his client’s innocence.”


“This man is tireless, seems to work every hour of every day of every year and is available in one way shape or form no matter where he happens to be (that includes on holiday in various parts of the world).”


“Passionate, hard-working, caring, understanding, knowledgeable, polite, funny, determined and above all a bloody good lawyer.”


“I was introduced to Mr Stuart Sutton by British Osteopathic Association (BOA). Straight from the beginning Stuart wanted to get into the root of the matter and help to resolve it, he was quite caring and helpful and very supportive right from the beginning. What is great about Stuart is that he is a perfectionist and pays attention to each and every detail and he wants to win. He has a great sense of humour which is fantastic during hard times… He has a great personality… I highly recommend him and I shall always use him and/or seek his advice when I require legal and professional work done. THANK YOU SO MUCH again for all your help and support.”


“Being completely naive of any crown prosecutions R could only have faith in yourself. You have made yourself available, provided empathy and understanding of what impact a guilty verdict would have in relationship to R’s employment and future. After speaking to you on many occasions R was always much happier and felt more at ease.

As the case has been dropped we can now move on with our lives and make future plans and for this we can only thank you. Should anyone require your assistance they can be assured and have peace of mind that their case will be handled proficiently by yourself.”


“Thank you very much for the superb help you gave me throughout one of the most difficult periods i have had to deal with. I know how busy you were, so i really appreciated the time and effort you spent with me. The support from yourself was the only thing keeping me sane and feeling upbeat, and, as you know, I had a very hard time understanding and remembering the concepts you were installing into my mind before the court case, but in hindsight these were superb grounding processes that made me feel at ease.

Thanks to you i will be able to continue working once more with my head held high and feeling totally vindicated that my innocence was never in question. You are the kind of unique individual that makes a difficult career choice seem simplistic, and your professional supportive style helps keep the individual you are representing level headed, for this i thank you from the bottom of my heart.”


If you need someone to come into your life and fight your corner, who meticulously understands you professionally and personally you need Stuart Sutton an Advocate with an edge due to his criminal law work. You will be in safe hands. I highly recommend Stuart.

Thank you Stuart for saving my life.”


“When you are challenged in your professional career it can be a very stressful time. Stuart Sutton and his team have been nothing but excellent throughout my ordeal. Never judgemental or dissuading, just positive and factual. By always being approachable, down to earth and able to see logic when all around are loosing theirs, it was comforting to know that Mr Sutton was on my team. I wish them all the best for the future and am truly indebted to them.”


“Simple words alone cannot express the degree of gratitude we would like to convey to you. From the first contact we knew we had found someone who would help to guide, steer and support us through what was going to be a very long and difficult period for the whole family.

You worked tirelessly and diligently to clearly and precisely develop a very clear and incisive case. You are great at listening, Your combination of hard nosed honesty, professionalism, your caring attitude and humour always seemed appropriate whatever the situation.

Thank you for everything."

Mr. L, Midlands

"I have been fortunate to meet the wonderful Stuart Sutton who supported me through every moment of a recent PCC. He is awesome !! a true lifesaver. His commitment, positivity and attention to every single case detail is remarkable and I was truly blessed to have him on my side.

Thank you so much I don’t know how to thank you enough you are a great man with a great mind."


"From the very outset of his instructions to represent me, he has been truly outstanding. I could have easily mistaken him for a clinician, as he made himself fully aware of practices, procedures, and protocol. This is clearly a man who shows extreme commitment to his clients, as well as empathy and well needed humour at the right time."

Mr. S, Midlands

“I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the patience and understanding you have shown me and for the boundless resilience and wealth of knowledge that you have applied. I would recommend you to anyone in need of help in the face of great adversity.”


“Thank you for everything you have done over the last 17 months. You have been amazing and brilliant and I can’t express my gratitude enough. The work you did for me was incredible and you have my utmost respect. It has been by far the toughest time of my life and I struggled with it a lot but you kept me sane and got me through it.”


“After a less than confident experience with my first solicitor when my case was raised, my daughter found Stuart Sutton by means of a web search. From the outset he was re-assuring, thorough and readily available to sort the case to its ultimate positive conclusion. I can endorse other comments made here. Thank you Stuart.”

Mr. P, Gloucestershire

“I would like to thank you for the truly magnificent job and meticulous preparation of my defence case. You also made a superb choice of Barrister. I am most impressed with the way the case was handled. A unanimous not guilty verdict in less than half an hour. Brilliant!”


“Stuart’s real value is twofold. You don’t realise it at first but his ability to capture tiny details and bring them out in the appropriate way is critical to the scope of a defence and therefore its potential for success. Secondly, his confidence and quick thinking in the early stages of the legal process saved us from a potentially debilitating restriction to my family which cannot be underestimated. Unreservedly recommended.”


“Thank you Stuart and the whole Special Casework Department for getting us through one of the toughest experiences of our life. Your positive attitude and support have kept us going. You and Mark Kelly make a great, hard working and professional team, and produced the sucessful outcome we were hoping for!”


“I’d like to thank you for all the service you have given me and being so honest and forthright. Your a good person and one I will always respect. I can’t thank you and your firm enough for your valuable service and would recommend you to any person in a similar situation.”


“It was a very daunting experience, something I wouldn’t wish on anyone. Thank you for your patience, as I am not fluent in English I struggled to express/communicate the way I wanted to which was very frustrating for us and you.

We would not hesitate to recommend you to others”


“You were born for your craft and your support was amazing”


“Thank you so very much for all you have done for XX and our family. We are all so very grateful to you for your expertise, dedication and kindness you have shown XX and myself.“


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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