Sarah Myatt

Criminal Law

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Sarah Myatt

Solicitor Advocate

Sarah has over 15 years’ experience in mental health and criminal law. She is a Solicitor Advocate, Accredited Police Station Representative and Court Duty Solicitor in our Crime team.

Criminal Law

Switalskis Solicitors Ltd
St James House, 28 Park Place

Sarah has a background of experience in mental health law which means she has specialised knowledge and experience of cases involving mental health issues including fitness to plead and detention in psychiatric hospitals, including high security hospitals.

Sarah has extensive experience in defending clients including:

  • Fitness to plead
  • Murder
  • Sexual offences
  • Assault
  • Dishonesty and fraud
  • Violence


Sarah enters each case determined to achieve the best result possible, whilst being sensitive to the wants and needs of each client individually. She listens carefully to instructions but will challenge all aspects of a case to leave no stone unturned.


  • Litigated a case for the Crown Court where a serving prisoner with learning difficulties was charged with a serious sexual offence against another prisoner. The client was acquitted after the case went to re-trial
  • Secured a Hospital Order for a client charged with assault against another patient within a psychiatric hospital
  • Successful submission of no case to answer during a trial where two defendants were charged with dishonesty offences
  • Secured a not guilty verdict following a trial where the defence of self-defence was raised by the client

"Having attended court today with my son I feel that I must thank Sarah Myatt for her professional conduct when accused by the prosecuting solicitor ( on instruction of the CPS) of incompetence when the blame for "misplacing" the case was actually the fault of the CPS ! She calmly delivered her case to the contrary and the case against my son was dismissed. Thank you Sarah. I will always recommend you to my associates should the need arise."

Crime Client


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