Churchers criminal defence team expands

Jason Halsey qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and has been a higher court advocate for over ten years.  He is a police station and court duty solicitor and has worked throughout London and the South east.
Jason’s experience encompasses the whole spectrum of criminal defence work from minor motoring matters to representing our clients as the advocate in trials at the Crown Court.  He has also worked for the Innocence Project in New York.

Jason says "Having worked in Sussex and Hampshire for a number of years I am very pleased to have joined a firm where I already know so many of the team.  I am particularly looking forward to working with the Crown Court Department and the other higher court advocates to increase our presence in our local crown courts" 

Holly Barton qualified as a solicitor in 2016,  is Police Station Accredited and also became a Duty Solicitor in 2017. Holly enjoys dealing with all aspects of criminal law including representation at the Police Station and advocacy at the Magistrates Court,  Holly is passionate about ensuring that it is important everyone has a right to legal advice when times are tough.

Holly says '‘I am delighted to join the team in Portsmouth and look forward to contributing to the teams ongoing success’ .

Hannah Jones, partner with our criminal defence team, says " we are delighted Jason and Holly have joined our busy team. Their expertise in Magistrates and Crown Court Advocacy along with representation at the police stations ensures we are able to represent clients right through from their arrest at the police station to a trial in the Magistrates or Crown Court if necessary. We feel the experience they bring with them will compliment our team even further”

If you are in need of some assistance from our criminal defence team please call 02392 820 747 or email by clicking this link .


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