Historic Sexual Offences are cases that relate to allegations of Sexual Offences that occurred a long time ago. The allegations may concern an isolated incident or involve multiple victims encountered in a professional or familial capacity. Regardless of the nature of the allegation, it is fundamentally important to instruct Sexual Offences Solicitors with a specialism in the field and with a track record of successful cases to demonstrate a dedication to win.
In recent years, Historical Sexual Offence cases have been heavily publicised in the media. The high-profile nature of the Jimmy Savile cases gained a lot of press coverage and caused a knock-on effect on other prosecutions of a similar nature. Those being investigated and prosecuted will fear the wrath of the media and always be concerned about their safety and the safety of their loved ones. Whilst the Rule of Law and the Human Rights Act follow the principle of everyone being ‘innocent until proven guilty’, those accused of Historical Sexual Offences will inevitably feel they are being assumed to be guilty until they prove their own innocence.
We understand the impact
Lack of sleep, constant anxiety, sweeping depression and uncontrollable mood swings are but some of the physical symptoms you may suffer whilst battling the Charges. The impact on your wellbeing, your loved ones and any business you may be operating is immeasurable.
Our Sexual Offences Solicitors have helped hundreds of people defeat False Allegations of Sexual Offences. We not only have the skill, the knowledge, the energy and strategic ability to defend these cases; we are teamed up with some of the best Sexual Offences Barristers and forensic experts who will join forces to defend you.
We tackle Historic Sexual Offences prosecutions with great care and with the utmost sensitivity. We understand the fears you have, the reaction of your family members and the great ordeal you will be going through.
In 2017 we secured a substantial victory in a Historic Sexual Offences prosecution from the 1970s. The jury was unable to reach a verdict and our client was acquitted, despite the allegations being supported by more than 12 complainants. You can read about this case and others in the Sexual Cases section of the website.
What our Sexual Offences Solicitors will do
We deal with each case in a very private and sensitive way. Historical Sexual Offence cases are complex and difficult to unravel. Due to the years or even decades that may have passed, collection and preservation of evidence becomes difficult and reliability is often taken on the witnesses’ words.
Nevertheless, our Sexual Offences Solicitors will analyse the prosecution’s evidence with a fine tooth-comb. We will contest inadmissible evidence, unreliable evidence and irrelevant material being adduced. We will make any enquiries and investigations of every key witness and gather evidence to challenge their testimony. We will present supporting direct or circumstantial evidence and prepare you for the day you are called to give evidence in your own case. We seek to stand beside you every step of the way and guide you at every juncture. We understand the horrendous impact of a Sexual Offences conviction and will do our best to deliver an effective defence strategy.
What to do next
If you have been accused of Historic Sexual Offences then it is of paramount importance that you seek expert advice immediately. The sooner you engage your legal team, the better your chances of success. Our team are here to listen to your side of the case, to talk you through the process, and to put together a defence that will be in your best interests.
Please Contact Us and ask to speak to our Sexual Offences Solicitors to arrange a meeting in person, online or by telephone. If you prefer, you can WhatsApp us from the link you will find at the bottom banner if you open this page on your mobile phone device.