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SONIA WEAVER
Paralegal

Email: sonia.weaver@sgk-solicitors.co.uk
Secure email: sonia.weaver@sgksolicitors.cjsm.net

Sonia is an experienced paralegal having joined the firm in 2000 and has been an accredited police station representative since 2001.  Sonia runs her own general crime caseload, dealing with both private and legal aid matters, as well as providing key assistance to the Partners in the overall management of the firm.

Sonia has excellent focus and attention to detail, a thorough and determined approach to case preparation, sound judgement and is a tenacious and passionate defender of her clients’ rights. Clients find Sonia approachable and informative and she is particularly understanding of clients facing personal difficulties arising from their cases.  Her high standard of client care has led to a loyal client base and many referrals from clients and other lawyers.

Her notable cases include securing acquittals in cases of conspiracy to traffic persons for sexual exploitation, death by dangerous driving, high value frauds and money laundering, serious assaults, sexual assaults and rape, and the successful defence of an Olympic athlete charged with assault.   

Client feedback:

“Thank you for everything you have done for us…the impact of your work and dedication to which you do daily has given us our lives back”.

“Thank you so much for your tireless efforts and meticulous attention to detail in this case…Whatever the outcome, you have been amazing”.

Her recent notable cases include:

  • 2016 R v B Southwark Crown Court (ongoing)
    Representing a young woman suspected of perjury and perverting the course of justice by allegedly making false allegations of rape and sexual assault.
  • 2016 R v F Kingston Crown Court
    Successful defence of a step-father accused of GBH and child cruelty to his 18 month old step-daughter following a complex and lengthy investigation by the police and Family Court. This followed an acquittal several monthly previously at the same court of assault allegations against the child’s mother.
  • 2015 R v N & N Wood Green Crown Court
    Represented two brothers accused of wounding with intent following an alleged reprisal attack in a family feud where the complainant was stabbed on a busy street in broad daylight.  Guilty pleas to alternative offences and exceptional personal mitigation on behalf of one of the brothers resulted in one significantly reduced custodial sentence and one suspended sentence.
  • 2015 R v H Woolwich Crown Court
    Successful defence on the basis of consent of a young man of good character accused of raping his ex-girlfriend.
  • 2015 R v R Wood Green Crown Court
    Represented a juvenile defendant accused of s.18 wounding with intent where two men had allegedly rushed into a house from behind her and assaulted the occupants with weapons causing serious injuries.  Client acquitted following a successful submission of ‘no case to answer’ on the basis there was no evidence of a joint enterprise with the two unknown assailants.
  • 2014 R v A Southwark Crown Court
    Represented the first of nine defendants in a large scale conspiracy to launder money and supply multiple kilos of class A and B drugs with an estimated street value of over £1.6 million.
  • 2014 R v W Southwark Crown Court
    Represented a prolific commercial burglar and successfully persuaded the court to impose a non-custodial sentence despite 26 previous similar offences.
  • 2013 R v W Newcastle Crown Court
    Represented the fourth of four defendants in what was believed to be the largest single seizure of cocaine in the North East. Despite being joined to the case several months after the first three defendants which resulted in a much shorter period to prepare, swift case preparation and realistic advice resulted in this defendant being the only one to receive full credit for his guilty pleas.  In subsequent confiscation proceedings the alleged £11 million benefit figure was successfully reduced to £400,000.
  • 2013 R v H Maidstone Crown Court
    Represented a defendant serving a life sentence for murder who was accused of absconding from lawful custody by walking out of an open prison.  Minimal custodial sentence passed, despite similar previous offences, due to mitigating circumstances.
  • 2013 R v A Luton Crown Court
    Represented one of seven defendants charged with conspiracy to defraud in what the Crown Prosecution Service described as a “sophisticated inheritance scam” worth over £300,000.  Successfully reduced the charges to reflect the defendant’s limited involvement.
  • 2012 R v M Southwark Crown Court
    Successful defence of a mother accused of child cruelty by feeding her diabetic child sugar, causing emergency admission to hospital, when it became evident that the mother was being blamed for the actions of the child himself.
  • 2012 R v S Central Criminal Court
    Represented a defendant charged with conspiracy to defraud by use of ‘transaction reversal fraud’ at ATMs, initially valued at over £500,000 over a one year period. Successful reduction of offences to those committed over one evening with a value under £3,000.

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