I joined Hodge Jones & Allen in 2017 because I had heard of the firm’s reputation for fighting for justice and going the extra mile for their clients.
I originally qualified as a solicitor at a firm in my hometown Nottingham in 2014. I spent the next three years representing clients across the East Midlands before moving to London to join HJA. I have worked on a number of serious criminal cases which, of note, include murder, infanticide, major drugs conspiracies, serious fraud and terrorism.
I believe that a strong approach is required from the very beginning of each case and I always aim to provide quality advice and assistance at the police station and Magistrates’ Court. I have worked hard on gaining a strong reputation as an advocate, securing a high acquittal rate when it comes to trials as well as notable results when dealing with sentences and bail applications. For those cases which are transferred to the Crown Court I continue to advise and represent my clients and ensure that their cases are as thoroughly prepared as they can be, while instructing the best counsel and experts for each individual case.
I pride myself on being able to deal with any type of criminal offence during pre and post charge stages, and understand the value of early and appropriate advice and preparation. I am aware that being a suspect or defendant can be a daunting and overwhelming experience, and I value attention to client care, seeking to allay any worries while being mindful of giving practical and realistic advice. I feel that this ensures that the best possible outcome is reached in each and every case.
I have featured on BBC Radio One and NME in connection with my work and I regularly give presentations to students at local schools and universities.
- LPC, Nottingham Law School 2011-2012
- LLB, University of the West of England, Bristol 2008-2011
- Joined Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors 2017
- Admitted as a solicitor 2014
- VHS Fletchers, Nottingham 2012-2017
- “We support a lot of young people who are accessing legal representation through legal aid and it often feels like they get quite a raw deal. Your approach was noticeably different from the vast majority of firms. Your time, patience and accessibility demonstrated to K your investment in a good outcome for him. This was a real demonstration to K of how you were holding in mind his sense of worth and value as an individual, a message a lot of our young people do not experience from the wider system. I know this is something K noticed and will hopefully internalise, and so in many ways your work with him has also been a helpful therapeutic intervention in itself.”
- “Very professional and helpful. Thank you”
- “Tomorrow is a new day and a new start. You’re a very lovely man and made me feel at ease. Thank you for all you have done.”
In my spare time I enjoy sport and live music. I have an annual cycle of spending the football season watching Nottingham Forest and then recovering from the trauma by attending Glastonbury Festival.