Ed Youlton joined GT Stewart as a paralegal in 2019 after graduating from University with a LLB (Hons) in Law & Criminology and thereafter the LPC with MSc in Law, Business and Management.

Ed’s interest, motivation and commitment to representing clients at the police station and in the criminal justice system resulted in him qualifying as a Police Station Accredited Representative, an Assistant Solicitor with Higher Rights (Criminal), and a Duty Solicitor by November 2021.

His progress and dedication has been exemplary and he has set a high standard for others to follow.

He has a dedicated and passionate approach to defending clients and to the principles and practices of publicly funded criminal defence work. Ed is a Higher Court Advocate which enables him to represent clients from the police station through to the Crown Court. He is also an experienced litigator, having represented clients at the Crown Court for a variety of offences including serious sexual offences. He has a particular expertise in defending clients in confiscation proceedings commenced under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).

He is a strong advocate with a sympathetic and understanding approach to clients which compliments his academic qualifications, particularly clients with fitness to plead issues and youths charged with serious criminal offences.

Education and Qualifications

LLB (Hons) Law & Criminology

LPC with MSc in Law, Business and Management

Police Station Qualification

Qualified Duty Solicitor

Qualified Higher Rights Advocate (Criminal)

Criminal Defence

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