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Susan Swan Solicitor, Criminal Defence

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Susan is a Criminal Defence Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Birmingham.

She has significant experience representing clients in a wide range of criminal defence cases at all stages of an investigation and court proceedings.

In particular she is regularly instructed to represent police officers facing criminal and misconduct allegations.

She has also successfully represented clients accused of a large range of offences including serious offences of violence, murder and attempted murder and sexual offences including allegations of rape and sexual assault.

In addition she has experience of defending clients in relation to allegations of fraud and dishonesty.

Sue advises clients on a regular basis in relation motoring offences, from driving without due care and attention through to death by dangerous driving.

She has also called upon to advise police officers in relation to incidents arising out of emergency response and is occasionally instructed by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).


  • Criminal defence
  • Police criminal investigation
  • Police misconduct
  • Murder
  • Attempted murder
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Fraud
  • Road traffic offences

Commendations from independent legal directories

  • Chambers and Partners: Susan is "calm, confident and reassuring." She is a solicitor who has “attracted attention for her work in complex, multi-defendant trials and representation of professionals in sexual abuse cases."

Career history

  • Since 2012 Slater and Gordon 
  • 2004 – 2012 Russell Jones and Walker 
  • 2002 – 2004 Oldhams Solicitors
  • Cambridge University

Recent Testimonials for Susan Swan

“I'd like to say thank you, sincerely, for all your help, knowledge and support over the last few months. I can't tell you, how good it feels to have this weight lifted from my shoulders. Your expertise have really assisted me, and you have been amazing.”

Miss Hamplett, Staffordshire Police Federation member, Oct 2014

“My solicitor Sue Swan, was very professional at all times and didn’t try to lead me down the garden path. She was very upfront and honest about everything. I also always felt very welcome when visiting the office.”


“I cannot speak highly enough of the service I received from Sue Swan. Every detail was covered and dealt with properly.”


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