Your Future

Facing criminal charges can be an overwhelming experience. Lawtons Criminal Law Solicitors are here to assist throughout the entire legal process, however challenging it may become.


Why Lawtons?

Ranked as one of the leading criminal defence solicitors in London and around the surrounding Home Counties, Lawtons has a highly regarded reputation for delivering expert legal services.

  • A bespoke service with the belief that no two cases or clients are the same
  • One of the largest and most successful criminal defence firms in the country
  • Consistent, expert advice delivered in a way you will understand throughout

Nationwide Criminal Defence Solicitors based in London and the South

Sexual Offence Solicitors

Being accused of a sexual offence can leave your reputation in tatters, even if you are innocent. Our team of specialist solicitors offer expert representation and will examine every aspect of your case to prepare the best defence possible. Protect your future with Lawtons.


Serious Assault & Violent Crime Solicitors

With decades of experience in defending extremely serious offences, our specialist team of solicitors will work tirelessly alongside you if you are accused of violence or assault. The severity of the punishment depends on the severity of the crime, and whatever the unique circumstances of your case, Lawtons will focus on achieving the best possible outcome.


Driving & Motoring Offence Solicitors in London

Depending on the circumstances, driving and speeding offences can have very serious implications for your future. We have extensive experience in defending motoring offences, and if you are facing an accusation we will guide you through this extremely stressful time. Could you continue as normal without a vehicle in your life? Get expert advice today, with us.


Regulatory Offences Solicitors

If you or your business is being investigated for a regulatory offence, the consequences could be far-reaching and do irreversible damage to your reputation. From fire safety breaches to tax offences, our specialist regulatory offence solicitors are up to date on the very latest legal developments and will meticulously examine every detail of your case.


Drug and Firearm Offence Specialists

The laws around drugs and firearms offences are complex, and sentences can be severe. If you or a member of your family becomes caught up in a case, you need specialist legal advice immediately to guide you through the entire process. We can support you from the first police interview right through to court proceedings.


Burglary, Criminal Damage & Theft Solicitors

Don’t let a mistake put your future on the line. The punishments for burglary, theft and criminal damage can be severe. If you are accused, contact an expert solicitor at the earliest opportunity to begin building a robust defence to ensure the best possible outcome. At Lawtons we can guide you through this highly stressful experience.

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Latest News

NG at Inner London Crown Court on Sexual Assault allegation

16th November 2023

Our private client team was initially contacted by an individual who was questioned for an allegation of sexual assault. He was previously represented by a duty solicitor arranged by the police but needed Lawton’s expertise to handle the situation further. Released under investigation, he received a summons to attend the City of Westminster Magistrates Court […]

Charged with driving with excess alcohol

15th November 2023

Paul Dillon, from our London-based private client team, was instructed by a client charged with driving with excess alcohol, whereby on the sentencing guidelines, the starting point would have been immediate custody.  The aggravating features were not simply the high reading but also a previous conviction for a very similar matter. The client was in […]

Allegation involving the uploading of indecent images of children

14th November 2023

Paul Dillon, from our London-based private client team, was instructed by a family member following a search by the Metropolitan Police of their home address in respect of an allegation involving the uploading of indecent images of children.  During the course of the search, which was supported by a warrant issued by the Magistrates Court, […]