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Some of the cases we’ve been involved in

Accused of Child Abuse

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 >

Drug driving

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 >

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11th October 2017

Damage limitation for client with drugs supply offences – St Albans Crown Court

A humane outcome from a humane Judge reflecting circumstances. Read More >

10th October 2017

Risk of miscarriage of justice averted – London Crown Court

Lawtons were instructed after it had already started to go wrong. Our client had been recommended to other solicitors originally. Read More >

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 >