Rob Beighton joined the firm in the autumn of 2003 having qualified as a solicitor in 2001.
He is a higher courts advocate and has dealt with numerous crown court cases, however, his main practice is in the magistrates court; the youth court and at the police station where he has a wealth of experience in representing clients in a wide range of matters.
Rob is currently based at our Sussex office where he is a senior litigator and advocate.
He deals with both publicly and privately funded work in a sympathetic way, with an ability to reduce the most complex of matters to plain English.
In the most serious matters he is able to access senior Counsel, (including QCs) and expert witnesses in order for them to advise and assist on aspects of the case.
• Assault cases especially domestic assaults, including the opposition to applications for Domestic Violence Prevention Orders
• Drug cases, including confiscation proceedings
• Road Traffic matters – ranging from speeding offences to causing death by dangerous or careless driving
• Theft and Fraud cases, including Social Security Act Benefit Fraud
• Youth Court cases – including offences under section 9 and 13 – Sexual Offences Act
• Defending cases of child truancy – s444 Education Act
Rob has recently secured acquittals for defendants at magistrates’ court trials in the following cases –
R v B – possession of drugs (where the drugs were found in B’s pocket)
R v C – failing to stop and report an accident – where it was shown that appropriate details exchanged
R v G – failing to send child to school – defence of reasonably justification
R v H – assault police – self defence
R v D – domestic assault – self defence
R v A – shoplifting – misidentification
High Profile cases
Rob has also litigated on recent high profile cases –
R v B – Rape of a woman with dissociative personality disorder
R v A – Multi-million pound social security fraud
R v B – Rape and sexual assault of multiple victims
R v W – Serious Companies Act fraud
R v L – Serious s18 assault
R v R – Attempted murder
R v H – Hit and run death case
Favourable Comments about Rob Beighton in 2015 / 2016
“Everything was excellent……Originally spoke to, Rob Beighton, at 23.50 on a Friday night. Thank you to both Rob and Anne for being so helpful and understanding in an incredibly fraught situation”
“The service I received was excellent, very informative, prompt sympathetic and professional. Couldn’t have asked for more”
“Very good always contactable……… very professional nice manner”
“Money worth spending for quality”
“We were offered comprehensive advice. Rob was very open, understanding and non-judgmental, his help was valuable and much needed. Thank-you”
“Mr Beighton is excellent, I will choose him next time!”
“Very thorough, he was on the ball at all times”
“Our solicitor was helpful throughout the hearing and was very professional”
“With my solicitor Robert Beighton it was evident that he was genuinely on my side and wasn’t just going through the motions on auto-pilot. He gave me fair and honest advice, and at the end of the day looked out for my best interest.”