Challenging the prosecution of weak cases and the lack of anonymity for those accused of sexual offences
Legal 500 UK 2019
Sandra has a wealth of experience in criminal and related litigation. The majority of her work concerns defending allegations of sexual offences. She works with clients in the UK and abroad, including allegations following the #MeToo campaign. Drawing on her advocacy experience, Sandra is particularly accomplished in preparing witnesses to give an account or evidence in settings ranging from court proceedings through to internal and external investigations or inquiries. Sandra’s career has included discreet representation of high profile individuals including politicians, bankers, music, sports and media personalities.
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.
She conducts cases concerning sexual offences, murder, assault, the possession or use of firearms and the possession of drugs.
She is particularly experienced in dealing with sexual offences against adults and children. These include international child abduction, allegations concerning the use of social media, high profile historical allegations, sexual assault, and cases involving human rights and sexual freedoms. Combining meticulous preparation and an innovative approach to the law, Sandra has a reputation for securing the right result.
Sandra’s strength lies in her unique approach to resolving matters quickly, quietly and effectively. Her success in doing so accounts for the trust and confidence her clients express.
Sandra’s strategic approach to representation enables her to offer continuity of representation acting throughout the life of a case. She is an experienced advocate able to assess your case for litigation and alternative resolution.
“her quiet calm and measured advice is a beacon of light”
Defence Witness 2016
“the best solicitor anyone could ever wish for… (Sandra is) at the top of the profession. I have never met anyone as dedicated”
“Her personal touch makes all the difference. Anyone who has (Sandra) as a solicitor has no idea how lucky they are.”
Sandra Paul discusses the complexities and challenges of dealing with allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace
"creative, original, alert and has a highly developed intuition combined with a practical, concrete approach."
Chambers and Partners UK, 2018
a delight to work with as she is always exceptionally well prepared," while clients highlight her "outstanding" commitment and service."
Chambers and Partners UK, 2017
The "brilliant" Sandra Paul is a well-regarded solicitor advocate focusing on serious criminal matters. She has substantial experience representing clients in relation to historical charges of sexually abusing children."
Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2016
She has the "ability to balance the law with a style that is humane and upright," clients say. She regularly handles serious criminal matters, from sex to drugs offences
Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2015
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