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Colin Rawson



Colin Rawson is a Partner in Stephenson’s criminal litigation department who has extensive experience in representing individuals under suspicion or charged with serious criminal offences.

Colin joined Stephensons in 2001 and has exclusively dealt with criminal matters since 2006 and deals with cases in all courts all around the country.

He has been instructed in the most serious of cases from murder, large scale conspiracies and multi-hand drugs cases. These cases can involve forensic analysis of telephone data and cell site mobile phone data. He regularly deals with cases of a sexual nature, whether historic or more recent allegations. 

Colin regularly instructs expert witnesses in the preparation of his cases and has a good working relationship with a number of Barrister Chambers.

In addition, Colin also deals with all aspects of driving offences, from the most serious of causing death by dangerous driving to those offences where a client’s driving licence is at risk. He has also been instructed by insurance companies in defending driving offences.

Colin was recognised as a next generation partner in The Legal 500, 2023 and a key lawyer in 2024.

Colin and his colleagues are on call 24/7, 52 weeks a year.  Please call 07836 574607 for assistance or complete our online enquiry form.

What others say

"Colin deals with all aspects of criminal law and is very persuasive in the courtroom. He is a well-respected practitioner who always appears unflappable.’" - Legal 500 2024

"You never think you will find yourself needing representation at a Police Station or in Court but when the unexpected happened to my family... The professionalism and plain talking of Mr Rawson was just what we needed. His knowledge of the law was outstanding. We can't Thank him and his team enough. THANK YOU" - View from a satisfied client

"I manage a team of Barristers and am fortunate to be instructed by Stephensons Solicitors. The quality of the instructions are second to none, they are true experts in the areas of law they cover and it is clear that they do everything possible to get the very best result for their clients. There are some members of the team that I see go above and beyond the service levels provided by many top firms. These include Carl Johnson, Correna Platt, Francesca Snape, Alison Marriott, Colin Rawson & John Greenwood. All amazingly committed to their clients. I can't recommend them enough." - View from a barrister

"We turned to Stephensons Solicitors to help us deal with a sensitive and quite traumatic incident involving an accident that a family member was caught up in. Within minutes of my initial phone call to explain the situation, I was contacted by a member of staff who deals with such incidents. He immediately explained how the process was likely to play out and reassured me and my family that he would be available to assist and help us throughout the process. Nothing was too much trouble for him, he kept us informed throughout and always responded to phone calls and emails very promptly and professionally. We felt looked after throughout what was a very hard time for us to. To have legal situations explained to you when your are unsure of how these things work and to know that you are getting full unequivocal and very professional support is very comforting. I cannot recommend this company enough and I will always be grateful for the work that the solicitor at Stephensons did for us. Thank you". - View from a satisfied client

"Colin Rawson has represented my son twice. He was friendly, very efficient and achieved an excellent results.I would not hesitate to recommend him." - View from a satisfied client

"Excellent service, Colin was always ready to listen and help. Always ready to put an arm around you to say don't worry, we will do all we can. And Sarah his secretary was very prompt in replying to emails, and always sounded happy and cheerful on the phone. Great service." - View from a satisfied client

"Colin Rawson was first class preparing the case for my son. Taking great attention to detail. Excellent communication from day one. Friendly and very efficient.  Would highly recommend." - View from a satisfied client

"Colin Rawson garners praise for his ‘excellent communication skills"- Legal 500, 2018

"I found Colin Rawson to be very friendly, supportive and professional in dealing with my case. I cannot praise Colin enough for the first class customer service and help that I received" - View from a satisfied client

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