Sarah Ackland LLB

Managing Director, Solicitor Advocate

Sarah Ackland specialises in Criminal and Mental Health Law.

Criminal Law
Sarah is an experienced Criminal Advocate, she has represented many people facing high profile cases amongst which were a Naval Officer accused of Grounding a submarine and several allegations of Murder. She has a particular expertise in dealing with clients accused of complex drugs conspiracy cases.

Mental Health Law
Sarah Ackland has been a member of the Mental Health Accreditation Scheme since 2013. 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

Committees/Rep Groups
Committee Member of the Mental Health Lawyers Association

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


Anita Haire

Office Manager

Ann Scowen

Legal Secretary