Suvi-Marja Matila Solicitor


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  • suomi, suomen kieli - Finnish

Office location


430-436 High Road, N17 9JB

Tel: 020 8808 0774


Suvi-Marja Matila was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales in 2009. Having completed her training with the firm she joined the renowned team of expert criminal defence lawyers at EBR Attridge LLP.

Suvi-Marja defends clients facing a broad spectrum of criminal charges brought before the Courts by law enforcement agencies such as the Metropolitan Police, HM Revenue and Customs, National Crime Agency and the Police Central e-Crimes Unit.

Suvi-Marja has extensive experience in dealing with complex and serious cases concerning violence, including murder, kidnapping and firearms offences, large scale money laundering, fraud, blackmail, offences involving supply and importation of drugs as well as sexual offences. Suvi-Marja regularly defends clients alleged to have been involved in organised crime, who face prosecution for conspiracy or as part of joint enterprise. Therefore Suvi-Marja has gained extensive knowledge and excellent skills in order to analyse and challenge telephone, cell site, and DNA and fingerprint evidence. Effectively challenging such evidence often plays a key part in undermining the prosecution case and successfully defending her clients.

Suvi-Marja always ensures that all aspects of her client’s defence are fully advanced and she regularly instructs leading experts to contest disputed and complex evidence in order to advance her client’s defence and to maximise their chances of success. Suvi-Marja also makes sure that her client’s needs are appropriately addressed and met to ensure the best possible outcome for each case. Additionally, Suvi-Marja is also an accomplished trial advocate who regularly conducts trials at the magistrates’ court successfully defending her clients. Suvi-Marja Matila has developed a strong and loyal client following. This is due to the high level of commitment and attention to detail demonstrated in every case she deals with. She will carefully consider each case, fully taking in to account every client’s specific needs and circumstances whilst preparing an expert criminal defence. Suvi-Marja’s passion to her work is evident in each case she deals with.

As an accredited Criminal Duty Solicitor, Suvi-Marja Matila 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 a criminal offence. Suvi-Marja provides free legal advice 24 hours a day to clients detained at any police station within the Greater London area as well as at police stations outside London.

Being an expert criminal defence lawyer at EBR Attridge LLP also means that Suvi-Marja has the experience and skills of providing in-depth specialist legal advice and representation to company directors and owners as well as other corporate bodies who are under investigation or facing prosecution by law enforcement agencies and financial regulatory authorities including the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), formally known as the FSA (Financial Services Authority) and law enforcement agencies such as the National Crime Agency Suvi-Marja consistently surpasses expectations at the conclusion of prosecution faced by her clients. Suvi–Marja is a highly valued member of the EBR Attridge LLP team which includes many of the country’s leading expert criminal defence solicitors and criminal solicitor advocates.


Contact Suvi-Marja Matila

Suvi-Marja Matila can be contacted on 020 8808 0774 or via email to discuss how she together with other team members at EBR Attridge LLP may be of service


R V S and others [2017]  Kingston Crown Court. Mr S faced trial as part of alleged gang related conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life and conspiracy to commit violent disorder. He was found not guilty to all charges after 7 week trial at Kingston Crown Court.


Counsel was Pauline Thompson from 5 KBW.


R v P [2015] Wood Green Crown Court - Acted for a defendant charged with S.18 GBH. The defendant had stabbed a man on the neck with scissors. The defendant raised self defence and after successful legal arguments the case was dismissed.

R v S [2015] Woolwich Crown Court- Acted for a defendant who faced a charge of s.18 GBH. The victim in this case had been stabbed multiple times. After successful legal arguments the case against the defendant was dismissed.

R v T [2015] Blackfriars Crown Court. Client faced trial charged with attempted murder. Due to the number of injuries it was unclear how many times the victim had been stabbed. The judge described the injuries inflicted the worst he had ever seen in a man that lived. Guilty plea to a lesser charged secured resulting to 3 years custodial sentence.

R v A -Central Criminal Court -Currently acting for a defendant in a multi-handed case, defendant charged with conspiracy to kidnap, blackmail and administer noxious substance.

R v S - Snaresbrook Crown Court -currently acting for defendant in a multi-handed case, defendant charged with conspiracy to possesses firearms with intent to endanger life and conspiracy to commit violent disorder.


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