Sandra Paul and Matthew Hardcastle co-author 8th edition of "Defending Suspects at Police Stations"

14 September 2020

The latest edition of Professor Ed Cape’s Defending Suspects at Police Stations was published on 14 September 2020 and has been co-authored by partner, Sandra Paul and senior associate, Matthew Hardcastle, both members of our criminal litigation team.

This is the 8th edition of a text which has been running for 27-years and is widely considered to be the book on police station law.  

The book is available from LAG here.

About the Authors

Matthew Hardcastle is a Senior Associate in the Criminal Litigation department. His experience encompasses cases involving general and white collar crime. Matthew has significant experience of advising clients during interviews under caution both following an arrest and during a voluntary attendance.  Matthew’s experience includes advising high profile individuals and advising in matters which attract significant media interest. His experience enables him to provide his clients with early advice which they can rely upon throughout the life of their case.  His approach to cases means he is able to quickly grasp the details of the prosecution case and to advise accordingly.

Sandra Paul is a partner in our Criminal Litigation team. She has a wealth of experience in criminal and related litigation. The majority of her work concerns defending allegations of sexual misconduct. She works with clients in the UK and abroad, including allegations following the #MeToo campaign.

She has a particular passion and aptitude for working with children and young adults, navigating them safely through the youth justice system. Youth crime is a specialist area in which Sandra is a leader in her field.



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