Sarah Ackland LLB

Managing Director, Solicitor Advocate

Sarah Ackland specialises in Criminal and Mental Health Law

Criminal Law
Sarah is an experienced Criminal Advocate, with extensive case experience including Murder allegations, large and complex drug conspiracies and a Naval Officer accused of Grounding a submarine. Sarah is an experienced and forthright advocate who will defend your position vigorously whilst also dealing with you on a compassionate and personal level throughout your entire case proceedings.

Mental Health Law
Sarah has been a member of the Mental Health Accreditation Scheme since 2013 and has quickly become a leading figure in this area of work. She has experience of representing individuals in respect of all aspects under the Mental Health Act. She regularly represents clients before the Mental Health Tribunal, Manager’s hearings, Nearest Relative displacement applications, aftercare arrangements and complex forensic cases. 

Areas of Specialism
Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Criminal Defence

Panel Memberships

  • Criminal Duty Solicitor

  • Mental Health Panel Accredited 

  • Police Station Accredited Representative

Our Team

Our reputation speaks for itself

Adrian Hill, Kenneth Papenfus and Sarah Ackland have been representing the people of Plymouth, and the surrounding area,
for more than 80 years between them, relying entirely on recommendations and word of mouth.

Sarah Ackland LLB

Managing Director, Solicitor Advocate

Adrian Hill

Director, Solicitor Advocate

Kenneth Papenfus LLB

Director, Duty Solicitor

Andrew James Spooner LLB


Rosie Williams, BSc


Jolyon Tuck, BA, LLB


Anita Haire

Office Manager

Ann Scowen

Legal Secretary