LAUREN BURTON

TRAINEE SOLICITOR

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Lauren joined Lloyds PR Solicitors in November 2016, she liaises with clients and relating parties to proactively manage criminal law issues.

Lauren graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB).  As part of her degree, she completed a placement year at Lester Aldridge LLP where she provided day-to-day support in matters which involved direct contact with clients and external stakeholders. Responsible for her own caseload, she was able to further develop her drafting, researching and organisational skills. Alongside her degree, Lauren volunteered at Bournemouth Citizens Advice Bureau where she gained experience advising clients of the law and their rights through face-to-face interview and telephone consultation. Lauren achieved Gateway Assessor Certification in 2012. 

Her passion within the legal field is contentious matters concerning human rights and protected characteristics. Lauren is an accredited police station representative and represents clients at police interviews on a regular basis. She has notable experience representing minors and vulnerable adults during police interview for offences including robbery, burglary, drugs offences, fraud, violent offences and sexual offences. Lauren is primarily responsible for preparing cases at the first appearance stage. Lauren also has experience preparing cases for trial both at the Crown Court and Magistrates Court.

 

NOTABLE CASES

  • R v Ogundunmade, Wolverhampton Crown Court

Assisting in representing a defendant charged with possession of a bladed article – ongoing case

  • R v Walker, Isleworth Crown Court

Represented a defendant charged with controlling and coercive behaviour – not guilty verdict

  • R v Baghat, St Albans Youth Court

Represented a youth defendant on a multi-handed robbery charge – sentenced with a referral order in circumstances where the District Judge was originally minded to impose a detention and training order; the co-defendants received custody

  • R v Anderson, Willesden Magistrates Court

Represented a defendant charged with three counts of burglary – Crown offered no evidence

  • R v O’Hugin, Hendon Magistrates Court

Represented a defendant charged with assault and racially aggravated public order offences – not guilty verdict

  • R v Marrikar, St Albans Magistrates Court

Represented a defendant charged with assault and controlling and coercive behaviour – Crown offered no evidence

  • R v Tilki, Willesden Magistrates Court

Represented a defendant charged with s.4 public order offences – not guilty verdict

  • R v Braithwaite, Westminster Magistrates Court

Represented a defendant charged with racially aggravated harassment – Crown offered no evidence

  • R v Cirjan, Willesden Magistrates Court

Represented a defendant charged with theft from a motor vehicle – Crown offered no evidence

  • R v Rhoden, Brighton Magistrates Cour

Represented a defendant charged with harassment – Crown offered no evidence

  • R v Boscan, Romford Magistrates Court

Represented a defendant charged with theft – not guilty verdict

 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Law LLB (Hons), Bournemouth University
  • Police Station Accreditation, Cardiff University
  • Legal Practice Course, University of Law

 

MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

  • The Law Society
  • The Junior Lawyer Division
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers Society
  • Women in Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law Solicitors Association
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association

 

CONTACT DETAILS

T: 0208 963 1050

F: 0208 963 1975

E: lauren@lloydspr.com