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Stuart Cowen

Sanders Witherspoon LLP

Location Brentwood, United Kingdom

About Stuart

Stuart is Head of the Criminal Department and has been employed in the area of criminal law for almost 20 years. Initially he was a Magistrates Legal Advisor in London and Essex before moving to Sanders Witherspoon where he has specialised in Criminal Defence work for the last 10 years.
Since being admitted as a Solicitor in 2000, Stuart has dealt with many different types of criminal cases ranging from road traffic cases to offences of dishonesty and serious violence. He specialises in sexual offences.

Stuart is a Duty Solicitor and is experienced at representing Clients at the police station. He conducts all types of hearings in the Magistrates including trials.
In 2010 Stuart became a Higher Rights Advocate and has expanded his expertise into the Crown Court.

About their firm

Established in 1953 in Brentwood, Essex, Sanders Witherspoon has been committed to excellence — in legal advice and in client care. We are proud that a high number of clients return to us year after year and consider us their "family" or "in-house" solicitors. Our mindset has seen us develop into a leading Essex law firm, with close links to leading London barristers and other specialists. With offices near Chelmsford, we represent many clients who commute in and out of London, as well as families and businesses throughout Essex.

We have the resources to deliver cost-effective advice in a wide range of legal disciplines. We aim to provide a one-stop legal service to individuals, families and businesses. Despite our growth and development, we still have the feel of a much smaller firm: personal attention, sensitivity and an emphasis on serving the local community all matter to us. At our Brentwood offices, we encourage a friendly and inviting atmosphere with modern, comfortable facilities and disabled access. And when we say "Clients first" — we mean it. When you come to see us, we put your interests and needs before everything else. We never make assumptions. Instead we will listen to you carefully before advising you on your legal position — that's a promise.

Our lawyers have between them a wealth of legal knowledge and background, and all are specialists in their subjects. We offer a great range of legal services including Civil Litigation and disputes, Employment, Consumer, Business Advice, Conveyancing (both residential and commercial), Commercial, Motoring law, Criminal law, Wills, Trusts and Probate, and Family law. As a firm we are accountable to the Solicitors Regulation Authority and each of us is a member of the Law Society. Our property team is recognised by the Conveyancing Quality Scheme and our family solicitors are members of Resolution and the Law Society's Family Law panel. For more information about our services or our team, please visit

Areas of expertise

  • Consumer