About us

Between us we have over 130 years of experience in all areas of criminal defence work

What we do…

  • Provide a friendly accessible service
  • Treat all clients with respect, whatever the allegation
  • Give the best possible service
  • Treat all cases equally without fear or favour

Who we are…

Robin Smith

Robin qualified in 1996 and is a Higher Courts Advocate regularly representing clients in the police station, Magistrates Court and into the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal in the whole variety of alleged offences.

Mark Charnley

Mark has been qualified for over 20 years and he too applies all of his experience to the police station and Magistrates/Crown Courts. Mark also has experience in the Court of Appeal.

Deborah Von Kohler

Deborah has had an eclectic career having spent many years in the Swedish merchant navy before turning to the Law. Although relatively recently qualified she brings a maturity and enthusiasm much endearing to clients.

Chris Reek

Chris has been advising clients in the police station and those heading to the Crown Court for over 27 years, dealing with the whole range of criminal offences in addition to confiscation proceedings.

Jayne Harding

Jayne is an experienced legal secretary. She is usually the first point of contact for telephone and email enquiries and ensuree these are dealt with speedily and appropriately.

‘10 out of 10 – proper job done’
‘Excellent service… dedicated to what you do… fantastic’
‘Didn’t judge me and my partner at any point and went to extreme lengths to help’
‘Always in my corner’