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Maxine Barker | Associate 020 7874 8372

I was admitted as a solicitor in 1986. I worked at Alistair Porter & Co of Lincolns Inn Fields, becoming a salaried partner there and subsequently at the ensuing partnership of Porters in Tottenham, North London.

When Porters closed in 2006 I became a Consultant at Tottenham High Road firm Needham Poulier. I joined Hodge Jones and Allen as a Consultant in October 2011.

Throughout my 27 years as a solicitor I have specialised in all forms of criminal defence law. I have a loyal following of clients, some of whom I have represented since the very beginning of my career.

I have acted for defendants charged with a broad range of offences. These have ranged from murder, sexual offences, other serious assaults and fraud to driving offences and theft.


  • Articles- Alistair Porter & Co, 1984 – 1986
  • College of Law Chancery Lane, 1983 – 1984
  • Exeter University LLB Hons, 1980 – 1983


  • Admitted as a Higher-Rights Advocate – May 2013
  • Admitted as a Solicitor – October 2012
  • Training contract 2010 – 2012

Membership & Appointments

  • London Courts Board Member (2007-2010)
  • Governor Haverstock school (2007 – present)
  • Queens Crescent Community Centre (2007 – present)
  • London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association

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