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Some of the cases we’ve been involved in

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 >

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 >

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10th October 2017

How do Law Enforcement Agencies detect indecent images?

As a firm of solicitors that specialises in dealing with sexual offences and cases involving allegations of possession, making or distribution of indecent images, it is becoming clear that the law enforcement agencies are stepping up the level of investment and resources to tackling this growing area of potential abuse and exploitation. Read More >

9th October 2017

Not guilty of assault – expert evidence called by Lawtons – Westminster Magistrates Court

The assault by beating charge that our client faced at Westminster Magistrates Court would have had life changing consequences without the expert assistance from us. Read More >

5th October 2017

Not guilty on all charges – client accused of both sexual offences and supplying drugs – St Albans Crown Court

Our client went on Trial, accused of having had Sexual Activity with a Child on 3 occasions and Being Concerned in the Supply of Class B drugs. The Trial which started on 29th August 2017 and lasted for 7 days before HHJ Bright QC at St Albans Crown Court ultimately resulted in our client being formally acquitted and found not guilty of all 4 charges. Read More >

5th October 2017

Successful appeal in the Court of Appeal

Due to our reputation for delivering positive results and always trying to secure the most favourable outcome whatever the circumstance, when our client and his family were dissatisfied with the outcome of the case undertaken by their original solicitors, we were instructed to advise on an Appeal against Sentence Read More >

4th October 2017

Case turned around at Aylesbury Crown Court

Our client was of good character, awaiting entry to University he found himself accused of being concerned with Possession with Intent to Supply Cannabis and Dangerous Driving whereby the case was aggravated because of an accident. Read More >

25th September 2017

Client entering High Security Cat A HMP Woodhill with sword avoids Prison

An unusual case that illustrates the breadth of cases and experience that the Crown Court team at Lawtons can bring to bear in relation to any criminal case. On this occasion, our client had been stopped by security officials as he was trying to enter HMP Woodhill. Read More >

8th August 2017

The Right Result—Client acquitted after re-trial

This defendant faced an Indictment in a very sad case involving death by careless driving involving a young child. It was alleged that the defendant carelessly drove onto a shared driveway and in the process ran over the child causing the death. Read More >

8th August 2017

Acquittal in case of serious historic sexual abuse – Liverpool Crown Court

Our client at Liverpool Crown Court faced Trial in connection with very serious historic sexual offences on a young child, who had been aged between 3 and 5yrs. Read More >

3rd August 2017

Indecent images—4th Conviction—Lawtons’ client avoids immediate Prison this time round

By taking the time to go beyond the mere facts of the offences, the expert team at Lawtons were able to persuade the Judge at Winchester Crown Court not to impose yet another immediate custodial sentence for a client who had three convictions already for downloading and possessing indecent images. Read More >

16th June 2017

Lawtons client cleared of rape and ABH

Our client was accused of committing series of nasty assaults over a sustained period of time and raping his ex-partner, these were always denied and with expert representation he was cleared of all of them. Read More >

14th June 2017

Client from St Albans caught supplying drugs avoids immediate prison sentence

Our 40-year-old client was transporting the drugs to pay off a debt when he was stopped while driving his car in St Albans on 14 October last year. Read More >

17th May 2017

Not guilty verdicts in indecent images case at Basildon Crown Court

The ordeal of two of our clients is finally over when, on 2nd May, the cases against them were finally brought to an end, almost three years after the police executed search warrants at their homes. Read More >

12th May 2017

Case dropped on fraud charge at Luton Crown Court

Our client and his wife were arrested and prosecuted for the serious offence of being involved in a complex conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation. Read More >

9th May 2017

Client facing blackmail charge avoids immediate prison

Our client had been invited into the Police station on a voluntary basis, where he was questioned by the police on suspicion of blackmail. Without realising the significance or seriousness of the allegations, he didn’t take legal advice. Read More >

8th May 2017

Client acquitted of rape after Prosecution throw their hand in at Birmingham Crown Court

Our client was charged with 4 allegations of rape against his estranged wife. Thankfully, by adopting a robust and proactive defence tactic in this case, we were able to persuade the prosecution that the case should not continue. Read More >