Sexual Offences

There has been a significant increase in the number of sexual offence allegations made to the police and prosecuted. The stigma of being accused of a sexual offence can be devasting for the individual involved and their family and friends.

An individual convicted of a sexual offence may have to deal with far-reaching and lasting repercussions beyond the sentence imposed by the court including repercussions on their relationships, family, career, where they live and even their personal safety.

We can provide the benefit of over 30 years’ experience advising and representing clients in relation to a wide range of sexual offences. In addition to our specialist knowledge and understanding of the law, we will support and guide you through the process so you know what to expect and can achieve the best outcome possible.

We have a proven track record in successfully defending clients charged with all types of sexual offence including the following:

  • Rape
  • Sexual assault and sexual touching
  • Child sexual offences including child grooming
  • Indecent exposure
  • Possession and distribution of indecent images
  • Historic offences
  • Age of Consent
  • Sexual Harm
  • Sexual abuse
  • Non-fatal strangulation and non-fatal suffocation
  • Revenge porn
  • Voyeurism
  • Upskirting
  • Prevention Orders
  • Sex Offenders Register

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If you have been accused of a sexual offence or believe the police may want to speak to you, it is essential that you get specialist legal advice from the earliest possible stage whether this is about engaging with the police, the complainant or anyone else connected with the matter. You should also retain all evidence that may assist you including any messages or social media contact.

We can provide advice and representation throughout the process including:

  • Pre-charge engagement and practical advice
  • Representation at the police station whether for a voluntarily interview under caution or interview under arrest
  • Advice about police bail
  • Advice about what to expect in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court
  • Advice about the strength of the prosecution’s case
  • Advice about possible outcomes for your case based on the prosecution evidence
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A selection of our sexual offence cases

R v K

K was alleged to be a serial rapist who preyed on prostitutes. K was acquitted of all allegations.

R v B

B was acquitted of the alleged aggravated rape of a girlfriend’s friend.

R v H

First major sexual grooming gang case in the country which caused national debate following comments by the former Justice Secretary that Pakistani men were targeting young white girls. H was acquitted following two separate trials.

R v B

B was alleged to be a serial rapist following a number of attacks against women in the south of Birmingham. The police were convinced that B was responsible for the attacks and carried out around 30 identification parades. The police even believed that further attacks that took place while B was in custody had been carried out by a copycat. B was finally released when the perpetrator was arrested following an attempted attack on a university student. The perpetrator confessed to all the attacks under investigation. B recovered substantial damages from the police.

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