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Sexual Offences


This is often a complex area of the law that requires discretion, understanding and sensitivity. The social stigma, publicity and potential damage to reputation can be traumatic for the person being accused.

We are able to provide expert advice and support to both individuals and their families when they need it most. Our priority is to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients whilst limiting any damage to their reputation.

Our lawyers specialise in representing those accused of the following allegations:

  • Rape and sexual assault;
  • Historic sexual abuse;
  • Child abuse;
  • Internet offences such as indecent images and publication of private images;
  • Malicious communications;
  • Breaches or variations of Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs), Sexual Risk Orders (SROs) and Sexual Harm Prevention Orders (SHPOs); and
  • Issues relating to the Sex Offenders Register.

For further information, please contact Mark Harrison, Partner in our Crime Team

Call: 0191 232 8345

Email: Mark.Harrison@hay-kilner.co.uk


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