Contact number: 01642 266534
I qualified as a criminal defence advocate in 2004 and joined Watson Woodhouse Solicitors in 2016 from my former roots in West Yorkshire. Specialising in Criminal defence, I am a passionate and enthusiastic advocate.
Representing clients in both the youth, magistrates’ court and Crown Court, I have a professional background in serious fraud, health and safety and criminal litigation. I like to concentrate however on my passion of representing vulnerable witnesses in the criminal justice system and I work very closely with organisations supporting those with Autism, Aspergers and ADHD.
I am a registered facilitator for the Law Society delivering the ‘Advocacy and vulnerable witnesses’ programme to solicitors and barristers across the UK.
I was part of the criminal defence team in the Donnygate fraud that saw the birth of the Goodyear indication, now a daily used legal concept in Crown Courts nationwide.
Other cases of note include the first ever Segway prosecution http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2011/2032.html, and R v SP unreported 2017 when the decision to refuse a vulnerable youth with autism an intermediary for trial was successfully overturned by the Court of Appeal.
In my spare time I am a lover of the countryside, fine wine, food, science and in particular molecular gastronomy.