Hazel Sunshine Solicitor and Higher Court Advocate


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Office location


55A Southchurch Rd, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2NL

Tel: 01702 415 860

DX: 2815 Southend


Hazel Sunshine was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales in 2011. Having joined the renowned team of expert criminal defence lawyers at EBR Attridge LLP in 2014 based at the firms Southend on Sea office, Hazel defends clients facing any one of a broad spectrum of criminal charges brought before the Courts each year by law enforcement agencies such as the Metropolitan Police, HM Revenue and Customs, National Crime Agency and the Police Central e-Crimes Unit. Additionally, Hazel specialises in advising EBR Attridge LLP’s clients currently under active criminal investigation or those having been charged with committing an offence(s) relating to Criminal Proceedings.

Hazel is a member of the Criminal Litigation Scheme and therefore able to provide consummate legal advice to individuals who have been arrested for allegedly committing any type of criminal offence. Hazel provides free legal advice 24 hours a day to clients held for questioning at any police station in and around Essex and neighbouring counties as well as the Greater London area. A highly seasoned and accomplished Criminal Defence Lawyer, Hazel's professional achievements include having provided criminal defence services to high profile cases, several of which are regarded as notable cases. 

Hazel is known to be a dedicated and diligent solicitor who aims to bring about the best results for all her clients and has a particular interest in advocacy, representing clients in magistrate courts and youth courts. Hazel also maintains a full case load of Crown Court matters which include serious allegations of sexual offences, violence and conspiracies to supply drugs in the Essex area.

Amongst Hazel’s academic success include LLB Hons (University of Kent), and distinction LPC (College of Law)

Contact Hazel Sunshine

Hazel can be contacted on 07860 957 437, 01702 415 860 or via e-mail hazelsunshine@ebrattridge.com to discuss how she together with her team members at EBR Attridge LLP may be of service.


R-v-W: Successfully had a matter of harassment discontinued against an accused with learning difficulties after obtaining expert medical opinions. Thereafter successful in arguments that Restraining Orders on acquittal can not be appropriate. No evidence offered against the client.

R-v-M, N, and E: Three defendants acquitted after a two day magistrates court trial following successful submissions that the police breached the Police and Criminal Evidence Act.

R v N: Successful dismissal of the Crowns case after a half time submission in a trial, persuading the Magistrates that the Crown could not prove all elements of the case against our client for possession of drugs.

R-v-B: Defendant acquitted after a magistrates court trial for a domestic violence allegation. Both defendant and complainant had learning difficulties and mental health issues which required special handling.

R v P: Representing the first defendant in a multihanded conspiracy to defraud. After 3 years the matter was successfully concluded with the prosecution offering no evidence against the client.

R v M: Representing a defendant charged with possession of indecent images of children. After successfully instructing defence forensics experts the charges were altered and the client received a community penalty.

R v C: Client acquitted of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place after legal arguments on self defence.

R v B: Representing the defendant in an Attempted Murder case with the defence being intoxication, requiring defence experts.

R v R and R: Defending multiple defendants in a conspiracy to carry out complicated bank account frauds.

R v S: Representing a defendant charged with counts of rape and sexual assault on family members from the 1970’s.

R v I: Representing a defendant charged with importation of drugs into the UK. No evidence offered against the client after representations made, prior to trial listing.

R v S: Client charged with multiple counts of making and distributing indecent images of children. Experts instructed in relation to the clients mental health and the categorisation of images.

R v D: Representing client as part of a multihanded s18 wounding trial.

R v J: Successfully defended a breach of Sexual Harm Prevention Order after legal arguments over whether a vehicle can be a “public place”, leading to the Crown discontinuing charges.


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