Lisa Paton Solicitor


“Lisa Paton is a joy to work with; she knows her cases inside out, and is instrumental in reassuring the client. Clients trust her completely, and rightly so. Lisa works very efficiently in a high-pressure environment.”
Legal 500 2024
“Lisa Paton is extremely thorough and on top of the case. Very detailed assessments of the unused material. Clients are very fond of her and she has a great rapport with them.”
Legal 500 2023
“Lisa Paton shows a total commitment to her clients, frequently working in the evenings and weekend. She is hardworking, diligent and thorough. Her clients are supported and helped throughout the process in the criminal justice system. Lisa always responds to my requests and goes the extra mile in trying to secure an acquittal for her clients.”
Legal 500 2023

Areas of law:

Criminal Defence Solicitors, Police Station, Crown Court, Appeals Against Conviction, Appeal Against Sentence, Fraud Solicitors, Commercial Fraud and Serious Fraud, Confiscation and Asset Recovery, Corporate Manslaughter, HMRC Investigations

Lisa Paton is a Litigator in the Complex Crime department, based in the Manchester office.

Legal 500 Included Cerk - 2024 - Reeds SolicitorsLisa prides herself on her flawless, innovative, robust and professional approach to Criminal Defence Work with a career spanning over 30 years.

Lisa has extensive knowledge and experience in representing clients who face the most serious allegations such as Murder, Rape, Manslaughter, Causing Death by Dangerous Driving, Complex Drug Importation, Conspiracy to Supply Drugs, Possession of Drugs with intent to supply, serious sex offences and Gangland Murders to name a few.

As a well-established criminal defence lawyer, with over 30 years’ experience, Lisa has specialist knowledge of all matters ranging from multi-million pound drug Importation to Fraud and having dealt with all manner of offences such as Supply of class A drugs, and Gangland Murders Lisa pro-actively represents the interests of all her clients.

Notwithstanding my niche area of practice, Lisa successfully represents people facing various allegations such as Theft, Robbery, Dangerous Driving, Fraud, S.18 Wounding, Affray, S.47 Assault and many more besides.

Lisa is an excellent communicator and takes great pride in providing excellent levels of client care. She is extremely organised and proactive, meaning that all cases are always handled with the utmost care and attention to detail.

Homicide Solicitors


Successfully represented the defendant who was accused of fatally stabbing her partner.

R V H (& others)

Successfully represented the defendant who was charged with a gangland murder in the Liverpool area.


The Defendan was charged with Murder and successfully persuaded the Prosecution to accept a plea to manslaughter.

Sexual Offence Solicitors

R V H (and others)

Represented 3 brothers accused of sexually grooming young victims.


The defendant was charged with two counts of rape, four counts of assault, two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm and criminal damage. The defendant was acquitted after trial.


Presently representing the defendant in a multi handed sexual grooming case which involves the sexual exploitation of a young girl, between 2005 and 2010


Represented a defendant charged with serious allegations of historic sexual offences.

Drug Solicitors


Presently representing the defendant in a large scale production of cannabis prosecution, with an estimated Yield of up to £1,370,000.

R V C (& others)

Encro chat case, conspiracy to supply in a multi-million pound drug enterprise. Managed to negotiate a basis of plea, which resulted in the defendant being sentenced to a significantly lesser sentence

R V B (& others)

Charged with conspiracy to supply class A Drugs. Encro chat investigation. Lisa managed to secure a lesser role for the defendant and a suspended sentence was imposed.


Client initially charged with supplying class A drugs, modern day slavery offences and possession of a firearm. Successfully acquitted after trial in respect of the firearms matter. Negotiations with the Prosecution led to the modern day slavery offences being dropped and a basis of plea in respect of the drugs supply which saw the defendant being sentenced on a much limited role than initially alleged.

Armed Robbery Solicitors

R V A (& others)

Operation Speedway – involving an investigation in to multiple robberies, cash in transit

R V W (& others)

Represented a defendant charged in a multi handed conspiracy to commit robberies. The gang involved were accused of committing 29 serious armed robberies.


Lisa Paton is one of the best litigators around, she had represented my and other clients I have referred. Lisa has empathy and brilliant knowledge of the law.
stephen giles
Lisa Paton, Words can not express my gratitude for the excellent service that Lisa provided, she worked so hard on my Son’s case, went over, and above, and left no... read more
Jeff Lawlor