You need advice from a lawyer who really knows what they are talking about and cares about getting the best outcome for you.
If your case goes to court you need an advocate who will stand up for you and argue your case as strongly and effectively as possible.
I have 17 years experience as barrister, acting both for members of the public instructing me directly and for solicitors or public authorities asking me to represent their clients.
In May 2019 I had the honour of being elected as a Member of the European Parliament for South East England and I have not taken on legal clients while serving as an MEP. Brexit means the UK will have no MEPs from 31 January 2020. I will now be taking on legal clients again. It has been a great honour to serve as an MEP and I have learned a lot that will make me even better advocate in court.
I am based in Kent. I grew up here and after leaving to go to university and broaden my professional experience. I came back to Kent to make a home and raise my own family here. I particularly enjoy helping clients in Kent. My knowledge of the county and the people who live here is often a great advantage.
I am qualified to appear in every court or tribunal in England & Wales.
My criminal law services include:
Defending people accused of crime (I have experience of everything from homicide and serious fraud to less serious charges - I believe everyone deserves to have their case put across as well as possible).
Representing people caught up in road traffic law (such as speeding or drink driving charges).
Helping victims of crime, providing legal services to victims directly or working with police and prosecuting agencies.
- Acting for public bodies bringing cases in the Crown Court or Magistrates' Court.
I am very experienced with regard to Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) matters - such as asset restraint order and confiscation proceedings. This orders can destroy people financially if they are not defended properly.
I also have special experience of criminal judicial review - asking the High Court to intervene in cases from the Magistrates' Courts.
I pride myself on charging fair and honest fees for high quality work. When instructed directly by members of the public I always give an exact quote in advance and will never charge more than that. When working for solicitors I will either do the same or work on the basis of established brief or graduated fee systems.
I never take on so many clients at the same time that I can't do a high quality for job for them all. If your case requires any expertise that I do not possess I will tell you so you can find someone else more suitable to help you.
If you have a legal problem and you would like advice or representation please do not hesitate to contact me.
I would be honoured to help you. Contact my office today.