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23rd March 2020

From 23/03/20 we will only attend Court using video link arrangements

Lawtons Solicitors welcome the announcement by the Lord Chief Justice that all Courts are to review current working arrangements, we have updated the guidance to all our staff and wanted to make our partners in the criminal justice system aware. From this morning we will only attend Court using video link arrangements. We contacted our […] Read More >

28th November 2019

Prison sentence avoided for class A drug supply case at Bristol Crown Court

If you have been charged with a drug offence you should seek expert legal advice from specialist drug offence solicitors as soon as possible. Our Solicitor-Advocate and Director, Stephen Halloran, was instructed to represent one of the defendants in a large-scale drugs case in Bristol. Over 50 defendants arrested and charged The case involved an […] Read More >

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23rd March 2020

From 23/03/20 we will only attend Court using video link arrangements

Lawtons Solicitors welcome the announcement by the Lord Chief Justice that all Courts are to review current working arrangements, we have updated the guidance to all our staff and wanted to make our partners in the criminal justice system aware. From this morning we will only attend Court using video link arrangements. We contacted our […] Read More >

28th November 2019

Prison sentence avoided for class A drug supply case at Bristol Crown Court

If you have been charged with a drug offence you should seek expert legal advice from specialist drug offence solicitors as soon as possible. Our Solicitor-Advocate and Director, Stephen Halloran, was instructed to represent one of the defendants in a large-scale drugs case in Bristol. Over 50 defendants arrested and charged The case involved an […] Read More >

28th November 2019

Driving a motor car whilst unfit through drugs – case dropped

If you are found guilty of driving under the influence of drugs, you are extremely likely to face a lengthy disqualification from driving. Our Solicitor-Advocate and Director, Stephen Halloran, received a referral from another firm of local solicitors in relation to a difficult situation that their client’s son had found himself in.  Our young client […] Read More >

14th November 2019

Prosecution drop charges of ‘failing to provide a specimen for analysis’ in drug driving case

If you fail to provide a specimen for analysis without a reasonable excuse, then you are breaking the law and will face a hearing in court. Stephen Halloran, a Director and Solicitor-Advocate at Lawtons Solicitors, successfully concluded a drug driving case before a trial in which the defence was based on needle phobia.  Our client […] Read More >

30th September 2019

Community Sentence for Indecent Image Case at Woolwich Crown Court

Our client was arrested and originally represented by the duty solicitor organised by the Police. Following his release and being made aware that he was facing Court proceedings for very serious allegations that he had made Indecent Images of Children he understandably sought expert legal advice from solicitors that specialise in this complex area of […] Read More >

25th July 2019

No further action on Indecent Image Case in Cambridge

Our Mr Titchener was instructed by the client on a private basis to attend Cambridge Police Station for a Voluntary Interview (Caution plus 3) in connection with allegations that he had made and was in possession of indecent images of children. A search warrant issued under the Protection of Children Act was executed in July […] Read More >

18th June 2019

Suspended Sentence in Class A Drugs Supply Case at Maidstone Crown Court

Our client instructed us when he received the postal requisition telling him he was required to attend court, to be prosecuted for supplying Class A drugs. When he was first interviewed by the police he didn’t know who to request and ended up with the local duty solicitor. However, when it was clear that the […] Read More >

18th June 2019

Suspended Sentence for Indecent Images at Guildford Crown Court

As further evidence of our specialism in dealing with serious sexual offences and our renowned expertise in dealing with cases involving the making and possession of indecent images, our Private Client team secured a Suspended Sentence for our client who had pleaded guilty to being in possession and making over 96,000 Cat C images and numerous […] Read More >

11th December 2018

A successful appeal against a sentence imposed by Aylesbury crown court

We recently successfully appealed a sentence imposed by Aylesbury crown court for alleged historic sexual offences. Through careful planning and with expert attention to detail, we were able to show that the original sentence handed down was manifestly excessive in a relation to an historic sex case. Our client – a man in his late […] Read More >

11th December 2018

Indecent images case dropped at the Old Bailey

Our client was prosecuted for being involved in the making of indecent images of children. Always protesting his innocence, through the use of our chosen experts and our expertise in this complex area of law, we were able to persuade the prosecution to review the case. While the case should have been reviewed sooner, it […] Read More >

14th November 2018

Health and Safety Executive Prosecutions

We were recently instructed in two recent Health and Safety Act cases and the issues that arose highlight the need for companies and/or directors to approach any incident with the utmost seriousness and be extremely cautious in discharging their responsibilities. All organisations and office holders are impacted by the Act. All cases need to be […] Read More >

9th September 2018

What is a Postal Requisition (Postal Charge) in UK law?

  A postal requisition or postal charge is the name for a magistrates’ court summons. It tells you when you need to attend court for a criminal case and what the offences are that you are being accused of. Postal requisitions can cover serious criminal charges or routine traffic matters. The postal requisition won’t, however, […] Read More >

10th August 2018

Not Guilty Verdict on ‘Drug Driving’ charges – Stevenage Magistrates Court

Lawtons successfully represented a Defendant at Stevenage Magistrates Court charged with failing to provide a sample of blood for analysis, in relation to the new offence of “drug driving”. The Defendant had been unrepresented in initial court proceedings and had been recommended to Lawtons due to their specialism as driving offence solicitors. It was alleged […] Read More >

3rd July 2018

Not guilty of armed robbery of bookmakers – St Albans Crown Court

With years of experience representing those accused of firearms offences or violent crimes, Lawtons often handle cases concerning accusations of armed robbery. In June 2018 at St Albans Crown Court, members of our St Albans criminal defence solicitors team acted on behalf of a client in a retrial in relation to an allegation of armed […] Read More >

18th June 2018

Not Guilty Verdict on ABH – Self-defence

Lawtons successfully represented a recent client who was accused of a charge of Assault ABH which was said to have happened at a Concert. He was originally represented by the Duty Solicitor but chose to instruct Lawtons on a private fee basis given our specialism and expertise in Serious Violence & Assault cases. It  was […] Read More >