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Criminal Defence and Extradition

Sexual Offence Allegations

Our criminal defence solicitors provide expert legal advice to individuals facing allegations of sexual offences. 

We have unrivalled experience representing individuals facing trial for alleged sexual misconduct or those who are subject to prolonged investigations by the police. Our criminal defence solicitors have particular expertise in opposing court orders made in respect of individuals who have been acquitted of sexual offences.

Our specialist sexual offences lawyers are able to advise on the following:

  • False allegations of sexual offences
  • Cases of ‘revenge porn’
  • Historic sexual offences
  • Malicious communications and ‘sexting’
  • Offences of making and/or possessing indecent images
  • Rape and other serious sexual offences
  • Sexual offences involving children
  • Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPO), Sexual Risk Orders (SRO) and Sexual Harm Prevention Orders (SHPO)
  • The implications of inclusion on the Sex Offender’s Register (the Register) and how to pursue removal from the Register

Cases of this nature, require careful and sensitive handling, for every client we represent, we bring to bear our renowned forensic skills in analysing the prosecution case and our fierce commitment to our client’s interests and rights in presenting their defence.  

We understand that being falsely accused of a sexual offence can cause immense personal strain. In defending our clients we do everything we can to minimise the impact of any criminal investigation or prosecution, and to protect the privacy of our clients. Our sexual offences lawyers are experienced at managing and advising on unwanted media attention that these cases may attract as we are aware that this can be one of the most distressing aspects of being prosecuted. We work closely with our reputation management team to provide our clients with expert support where careers, relationships, and businesses are at stake.

Many of our criminal defence lawyers are ranked by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for their work in the area of sexual offences. Our criminal law team has consistently obtained the highest ranking in both of these independent rankings for many years, through feedback from barristers, experts, and other professionals who know our work.

Frequently asked questions
What to do when falsely accused of a sexual offence?

If you have been falsely accused, it is important to seek expert legal advice immediately. Do not attempt to make any contact with the individual accusing you of sexual misconduct, as this can harm your case.

Why do I need a solicitor if the allegations of sexual offences are false?

It is important to remember that instructing a solicitor doesn’t mean that you have something to hide.

Cases involving sexual offences can be legally complex, and getting expert legal advice is crucial. Our sexual offences solicitors are highly experienced and will have the knowledge needed to help prove your innocence.


To get in touch with our specialist team, please use the contact details below.


+44 (0)20 7305 5638

Meet the team

Tayab Ali
Deputy Managing Partner

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory | Head of International Law

Kate Goold

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Katie Wheatley

Head of Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Catherine Jackson

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Jude Lanchin

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Ella Jefferson

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Hester Cavaciuti

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Ruaa Kamaran

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Irene Karidas
Trainee Solicitor

Criminal Law

Shivani Soni
Trainee Solicitor

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

How can we help you?

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