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Hussain Hassan - Lawtons Solicitors

Hussain Hassan

Paralegal

Hussain Hassan - Lawtons Solicitors

Hussain Hassan

Paralegal

hussainhassan@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Keith Simmonett - Lawtons Solicitors

Keith Simmonett

Police Station Team

Keith Simmonett - Lawtons Solicitors

Keith Simmonett

Police Station Team

keithsimmonett@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Massimo Trebar - Lawtons Solicitors

Massimo Trebar

Senior Solicitor

Massimo Trebar - Lawtons Solicitors

Massimo Trebar

Senior Solicitor

massimotrebar@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Pauline Anthony - Lawtons Solicitors

Pauline Anthony

Receptionist

Pauline Anthony - Lawtons Solicitors

Pauline Anthony

Receptionist

paulineanthony@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Pauline is the receptionist at Lawtons and is the first point of contact for the majority of our clients when they call.  Pauline is responsible for customer service from the outset, with high regards to all cases. She can be contacted at the Luton Office.

Sohail Bashir - Lawtons Solicitors

Sohail Bashir

Solicitor-Advocate

Sohail Bashir - Lawtons Solicitors

Sohail Bashir

Solicitor-Advocate

sohailbashir@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Sohail practices’ both within the magistrates and crown courts. He has represented a number of high profile cases and all types Road Traffic Offences.

 

He has worked as a criminal lawyer in leading firms in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and London, before joining Lawtons Solicitors in 2014.

 

Sohail is a member of the Criminal Law Solicitors Association.

Kelly Blake - Lawtons Solicitors

Kelly Blake

Trainee Solicitor

Kelly Blake - Lawtons Solicitors

Kelly Blake

Trainee Solicitor

kellyblake@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Karen Blakey - Lawtons Solicitors

Karen Blakey

Paralegal

Karen Blakey - Lawtons Solicitors

Karen Blakey

Paralegal

karenblakey@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Alex Britton - Lawtons Solicitors

Alex Britton

Solicitor-Advocate

Alex Britton - Lawtons Solicitors

Alex Britton

Solicitor-Advocate

alexbritton@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Alex is a Solicitor-Advocate who specialises in conducting Crown Court advocacy. He has over 14 years’ experience appearing in Criminal Courts across London and the Home Counties.

 

Alex joined Lawtons in October 2013 and can be contacted at our Hatfield office.

Stephen Bunker - Lawtons Solicitors

Stephen Bunker

Accredited Legal Representative

Stephen Bunker - Lawtons Solicitors

Stephen Bunker

Accredited Legal Representative

stephenbunker@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Stephen is Police Station Manager at Lawtons and has been accredited since April 2006. He deals with police station duties but also prepares cases in our Magistrates Court department.

 

Stephen has built up his own client base mainly in the Hertfordshire area and can be found in the Hatfield Office.

Roisin Canavan - Lawtons Solicitors

Roisin Canavan

Trainee Solicitor

Roisin Canavan - Lawtons Solicitors

Roisin Canavan

Trainee Solicitor

roisincanavan@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Roisin works in the Magistrates Court Department of our Luton office and assists in the preparation of Magistrates’ Court trials.

 

Roisin will be starting her Training Contract with the firm in July 2016.

 

Roisin is also an Accredited Police Station Representative and works in the Bedfordshire area.

Joanne Cestaro - Lawtons Solicitors

Joanne Cestaro

Solicitor

Joanne Cestaro - Lawtons Solicitors

Joanne Cestaro

Solicitor

joannecestaro@lawtonslaw.co.uk

 

Jo is a solicitor at our Luton office whom primarily deals with our cases at Luton Magistrates Court. She be contacted at our Luton and Bedford offices.

 

Jo has worked in Criminal Law for many years, with her year of qualification in 1997.

Victoria Cox - Lawtons Solicitors

Victoria Cox

Solicitor

Victoria Cox - Lawtons Solicitors

Victoria Cox

Solicitor

victoriacox@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Victoria has been an accredited Criminal Law Solicitor for 13 years.

 

She regularly defends clients in the Magistrates Court and represents those facing a wide range of offences from road traffic matters to murder. She can be contacted at our Hatfield Office.

Angie Deacon - Lawtons Solicitors

Angie Deacon

Legal Excutive

Angie Deacon - Lawtons Solicitors

Angie Deacon

Legal Excutive

angiedeacon@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Paul Dillion - Lawtons Solicitors

Paul Dillion

Solicitor

Paul Dillion - Lawtons Solicitors

Paul Dillion

Solicitor

pauldillion@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Paul is a senior solicitor with over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of criminal law and with an increasing emphasis on the private instructed individuals who want to ensure a guaranteed level of service.

 

Paul is available to see clients at a time convenient to them, recognising that flexibility is needed in dealing with other senior professionals. Meetings can be arranged at all our offices or by Skype.

Jane Donnelly - Lawtons Solicitors

Jane Donnelly

Solicitor

Jane Donnelly - Lawtons Solicitors

Jane Donnelly

Solicitor

janedonnelly@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Eddie Edwards - Lawtons Solicitors

Eddie Edwards

Accredited Legal Representative

Eddie Edwards - Lawtons Solicitors

Eddie Edwards

Accredited Legal Representative

eddieedwards@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Eddie has 28 years’ experience working within Criminal Law; and has actively provided expert Legal Advice and Representation at Police Stations for the past 8 years. He has a wealth of experience in dealing with high profile, serious and complex cases and also public order and Road Traffic Matters.

He is a valuable member of the Police Station Department.

Jodie Edwards - Lawtons Solicitors

Jodie Edwards

Crown Court Caseworker and Accredited Legal Representative

Jodie Edwards - Lawtons Solicitors

Jodie Edwards

Crown Court Caseworker and Accredited Legal Representative

jodieedwards@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Jodie graduated with a First Class degree in Law and successfully completed her Bar Professional Training Course to be called to the Bar of England and Wales in November 2015.

 

She joined our team in July 2015 and is responsible for the preparation of our Crown Court cases. Jodie can be contacted at our Hatfield Office.

Lauren Fitzpatrick - Lawtons Solicitors

Lauren Fitzpatrick

Solicitor

Lauren Fitzpatrick - Lawtons Solicitors

Lauren Fitzpatrick

Solicitor

laurenfitzpatrick@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Lauren joined Lawtons in August 2013 as a paralegal, and is now completing her training contract to become a solicitor in December 2016.

 

Lauren is dedicated to criminal law having worked in the Police station, Magistrates Court and Crown Court department and is now undertaking work in the prison law department. Lauren can be contacted at our Luton Office.

Stephen Halloran - Lawtons Solicitors

Stephen Halloran

Director & Solicitor-Advocate

Stephen Halloran - Lawtons Solicitors

Stephen Halloran

Director & Solicitor-Advocate

stephenhalloran@lawtonslaw.co.uk

 

A Solicitor-Advocate and Director of the Firm.

 

Stephen deals with the full range of criminal work, in recent years concentrating mainly on heavy-weight crime to include serious fraud, murder and major drug conspiracies.

 

He is also the Firm’s Supervisor for Very High Cost Cases (the old Serious Fraud Panel) and is the current Vice-President of Hertfordshire Law Society.

Karen Hicks - Lawtons Solicitors

Karen Hicks

Head of Police Station Department

Karen Hicks - Lawtons Solicitors

Karen Hicks

Head of Police Station Department

karenhicks@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Sandra Hill - Lawtons Solicitors

Sandra Hill

Solicitor

Sandra Hill - Lawtons Solicitors

Sandra Hill

Solicitor

sandrahill@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Having qualified with the Firm 10 years ago, Sandra now works in the Crown Court Department. Prior to training at Lawtons Sandra completed voluntary work in America defending those on death row. Now in conjunction with our instructed Barristers and Solicitor-Advocates she deals with some of the most serious offences that come before the Criminal Courts.

 

Sandra is based at our Luton office.

Andy Hobdell - Lawtons Solicitors

Andy Hobdell

Solicitor

Andy Hobdell - Lawtons Solicitors

Andy Hobdell

Solicitor

andyhobdell@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Lavina Hobdell - Lawtons Solicitors

Lavina Hobdell

Solicitor

Lavina Hobdell - Lawtons Solicitors

Lavina Hobdell

Solicitor

lavinahobdell@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Lavina is one of Lawtons most senior Solicitors having dealt with all types of work for more than 40 years specialising in criminal work, now our POCA Proceedings (Proceeds of Crime Act) Specialist Expert covering a broad spectrum of complex cases with varying benefit amounts with good results.  

 

Lavina can be contacted at our Luton Office.

Nicola Hobdell - Lawtons Solicitors

Nicola Hobdell

Legal Executive Advocate

Nicola Hobdell - Lawtons Solicitors

Nicola Hobdell

Legal Executive Advocate

nicolahobdell@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Rosie Longman - Lawtons Solicitors

Rosie Longman

Barrister

Rosie Longman - Lawtons Solicitors

Rosie Longman

Barrister

rosielongman@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Rosie was called to the Bar in 2002 and joined Lawtons in 2010.  She works in the Crown Court department dealing with all types of offences including serious sexual offences, violence and financial crime.

 

She has a particular interest and experience in cases where the client has, or is thought to have, a mental health condition.

Sherrie Lowe - Lawtons Solicitors

Sherrie Lowe

Secretary

Sherrie Lowe - Lawtons Solicitors

Sherrie Lowe

Secretary

sherrielowe@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Sherrie joined Lawtons Solicitors in 2015 as a Criminal Legal Secretary and is based at our Hertfordshire office. Sherrie has over 11 years of experience in different Solicitors’ firms.  

 

Sherrie is responsible for providing professional support to the crime solicitors at our Hatfield office, which enables them to concentrate on the legal issues that you face.

Asher Marley - Lawtons Solicitors

Asher Marley

Billing Clerk

Asher Marley - Lawtons Solicitors

Asher Marley

Billing Clerk

ashermarley@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Alan McAuliffe - Lawtons Solicitors

Alan McAuliffe

Accredited Legal Representative

Alan McAuliffe - Lawtons Solicitors

Alan McAuliffe

Accredited Legal Representative

alanmcauliffe@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Alan joined in October 2012, having started his career with an established firm in London. He has over 20 years’ experience in dealing with serious Crown Court cases, to include, murder, serious drug offences and sexual offences.

 

Alan is also an Accredited Police Station Representative. He is contactable at our Chelmsford office.

Dawn McKnight - Lawtons Solicitors

Dawn McKnight

Solicitor

Dawn McKnight - Lawtons Solicitors

Dawn McKnight

Solicitor

dawnmcknight@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Dawn qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and joined the firm in 2006.

Dawn has experience in all aspects of Criminal work and regularly appears in the Magistrates Court and Police Station. Dawn can be contacted at our Luton or Bedford Office.

Andrew Morton - Lawtons Solicitors

Andrew Morton

Solicitor-Advocate

Andrew Morton - Lawtons Solicitors

Andrew Morton

Solicitor-Advocate

andrewmorton@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Andrew qualified in 1981 and joined Lawtons in 2011.

 

He has practised as a Criminal Solicitor throughout his career, and has also a range of experience in other areas of law. For several years he was the Principle Private Prosecutor for the Department of Work and Pensions, and the Local Authority in the prosecution of Benefit Fraud.

 

He is now, a Defence Advocate in the Crown Court. He can be contacted in the Luton Office.

Laurie Munjic - Lawtons Solicitors

Laurie Munjic

Contract Compliance Manager

Laurie Munjic - Lawtons Solicitors

Laurie Munjic

Contract Compliance Manager

lauriemunjic@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Laurie joined Lawtons in October 2013 as our Contract Compliance Manager. She has worked in criminal defence practices since 1998 with experience in public funding and managing a criminal defence practice.

 

Laurie works in close conjunction with the Directors in ensuring the regulatory compliance matters are adhered to. She can be contacted at the Hatfield Office.

Russell Robinson - Lawtons Solicitors

Russell Robinson

Solicitor-Advocate

Russell Robinson - Lawtons Solicitors

Russell Robinson

Solicitor-Advocate

russellrobinson@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Russell qualified as a Solicitor in 1994, and Solicitor-Advocate in 2007.

 

Specialising in Criminal Defence, he has handled the full range of offences including murder, serious fraud and aircraft hijacking.

 

Russell has a particular interest in motoring law and is a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists. He has dealt with very serious driving matters including those involving death.

Rachael Rowley - Lawtons Solicitors

Rachael Rowley

Solicitor

Rachael Rowley - Lawtons Solicitors

Rachael Rowley

Solicitor

rachaelrowley@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Nick Seeley - Lawtons Solicitors

Nick Seeley

Solicitor

Nick Seeley - Lawtons Solicitors

Nick Seeley

Solicitor

nickseeley@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Nick Seeley is a senior solicitor with multiple years experience in all aspects of criminal law. He has represented a number of high profiled cases and all types of road traffic offences.

If you would like to contact Nick, you can find him at our Hatfield Office in our Crown Court department.

Elsa Small - Lawtons Solicitors

Elsa Small

Legal Secretary

Elsa Small - Lawtons Solicitors

Elsa Small

Legal Secretary

elsasmall@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Elsa joined Lawtons in 2011 and has over 35 years’ experience.  For the last 4 years she has worked mainly with Lavina Hobdell at our Luton Office assisting with POCA work and Administration work connected therewith.  She also provides support to all other members of the team.

Stuart Sprawson - Lawtons Solicitors

Stuart Sprawson

Solicitor-Advocate

Stuart Sprawson - Lawtons Solicitors

Stuart Sprawson

Solicitor-Advocate

Jo Strack - Lawtons Solicitors

Jo Strack

Legal Secretary

Jo Strack - Lawtons Solicitors

Jo Strack

Legal Secretary

jostrack@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Jo worked for Solicitors in Acton, West London for 12 years before leaving to pursue a career in HR. Jo decided to return to work in criminal defence and joined Lawtons in April 2014. Jo is the first point of contact at the Hatfield Office.

Zoe Taxman - Lawtons Solicitors

Zoe Taxman

Solicitor

Zoe Taxman - Lawtons Solicitors

Zoe Taxman

Solicitor

zoetaxman@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Amy Thompson - Lawtons Solicitors

Amy Thompson

Crown Court Clerk

Amy Thompson - Lawtons Solicitors

Amy Thompson

Crown Court Clerk

amythompson@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Amy joined Lawtons in 2010 and is our Crown Court clerk based at our Luton office. She is responsible for the overall management of the Crown Court diary, ensuring all cases are represented.

 

Amy provides administration support to Luton Crown Court team, ensuring that all files are billed and kept up to date.

Nick Titchener - Lawtons Solicitors

Nick Titchener

Director & Solicitor-Advocate

Nick Titchener - Lawtons Solicitors

Nick Titchener

Director & Solicitor-Advocate

 

nicktitchener@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Nick is a dedicated criminal lawyer, specialising in the most serious offences and with the ability to instil confidence in his clients. A robust advocate, with a calm, measured approach, he thrives on the challenge of the most complex cases, dealing with them in a methodical and meticulous way.

 

Nick oversees a number of the management requirements of the firm, ensuring the smooth and continuing success of the firm.

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Crown Court Advocate

Lynn Warren - Lawtons Solicitors

Lynn Warren

Legal Executive

Lynn Warren - Lawtons Solicitors

Lynn Warren

Legal Executive

lynnwarren@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Lynn joined Lawtons in 2005 and has dealt with the full range of Criminal cases in the Crown Court over the years including murder and rape.

 

Lynn is based at our Luton office and is also an Accredited Police Station Representative and a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.

Louise Waters - Lawtons Solicitors

Louise Waters

Accounts Assistant

Louise Waters - Lawtons Solicitors

Louise Waters

Accounts Assistant

louisewaters@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Louise joined Lawtons in October 2014 as an Accounts Assistant and is responsible for ensuring that all company Rules and Regulations are upheld. She has many years’ experience working within highly regulated environments.

 

Louise is the primary contact regarding Private Client accounting and can be contacted in the Luton Office.

 

She is AAT qualified (Association of Accounting Technicians)

Sheila Weir - Lawtons Solicitors

Sheila Weir

Accounts Manager

Sheila Weir - Lawtons Solicitors

Sheila Weir

Accounts Manager

sheilaweir@lawtonslaw.co.uk

Working in conjunction with the Directors, Sheila ensures that the Company abides by all the Rules and Regulations imposed upon a Professional Practice. Sheila has many years’ experience working within the legal sector and is a Member of The Institute of Legal Cashiers & Administrators.

 

Sheila is also the Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA.)

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