Recent times have seen a huge increase in the number of sexual offences being prosecuted, with many hitting the headlines for various reasons. It has arguably made an already sensitive area of law even more so, increasing the stigma for those accused and left people fearing how they would defend themselves against a false allegation. Regrettably, experience tells us that they are made, and with no right of anonymity for the accused, the mere fact of the accusation itself can cause irretrievable damage to their personal and professional lives.
How Reeds Can Help
Our starting point is to ensure that the right advice is given at the Police station – this will often be critical in determining the future progression of the case. Where a case is charged, we take a proactive approach; and will seek to persuade the prosecution to drop the case in appropriate situations. When this is not possible, we work with our clients to thoroughly prepare and research all aspects of their case, ensuring that all routes of enquiry are properly explored and determinedly seeking disclosure where necessary, which can often be crucial.
Expert Sexual Defence Solicitors
At Reeds we have a proven record, defending people from all walks of life, the young and the old. We deal with investigations for sexual offences of all descriptions, from possession of indecent images to rape and serious sexual abuse, historic offences, familial allegations, and allegations involving a breach of a relationship of professional trust (doctor/patient, teacher/pupil etc.). A number of individuals within our team are regularly sought out on the basis of their established reputation for defending sexual allegations and securing acquittals for their clients in high profile cases. Our advocates are equally at home dealing with young or vulnerable witnesses or defendants.
Defending cases of a sexual nature requires a particular skill-set and experience, not only in terms of case preparation and presentation but also in terms of client care. Those accused need to know that they have support, expert knowledge and guidance, which our team provides at every stage in proceedings. We make it as easy as we can for you to talk openly and freely about difficult subject-matter, listening without judgement and letting you know what to expect, when to expect it and advising how best to approach it.
How to get in touch with us
If you have had the misfortune to have been accused of a sexual offence, do not hesitate to contact a member of our Chambers. Alternatively, you can click here to provide us with your details, and a member of Chambers will contact you discreetly, as soon as possible.
At the investigation stage, it is not uncommon where allegations are of a historic nature, for the Police to suggest a voluntary interview under caution. We believe that our structure at Reeds combines the best practices and features of the independent bar with the support structure of an established law firm. Our advocates are frequently consulted while our clients are still in the police station stage, so you can be sure that your case is being expertly directed from the very beginning, and as such, if you have been asked to attend a voluntary interview under caution, click here to speak to one of our specialist Police station representatives.
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