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VICKI CLAYTON GOES FULL ON

Written by admin
September 18th, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Vicki Clayton, the Partner who has founded and inspired the firm’s Lincoln office, is now to be available to clients on a full time basis.

In recent years Vicki has worked four days a week, devoting the extra day to her young family.  We are delighted that Vicki will now be able to provide a full time continuous service for all of her clients, albeit she will always have the support of colleagues who have filled in for her over the months.

The firm’s canal side Lincoln office goes from strength to strength.  The firm is a constant presence in the Lincoln Magistrates’ Court and increasingly be called on to assist with cases with hearings over before the Boston magistrates.

YES, BUT WHAT ABOUT SKEGNESS?

Written by Sian Hall
December 7th, 2017

As well as the major courts and police stations served by each office, there is inevitably a penumbra of places that each office will serve. The Nottingham office will serve Grantham, Loughborough, Leicester, and many points south. The Derby office will serve Burton, Cannock, Tamworth and the like. Staff from Chesterfield will be seen at the Buxton custody suite or attending voluntary interviews in Bakewell or Matlock. The Sheffield office can cover Rotherham almost as easily as it can Sheffield. The Barnsley office reaches out to Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield and all of the other West Yorkshire towns including the super custody suite at Normanton Top. The Doncaster office covers Goole, Thorne, York, and beyond. Our Scunthorpe and Grimsby offices will jointly look after cases in Goole, Hull, Bridlington, etc. The Lincoln office will happily pull in work in Gainsborough, Sleaford, Boston, and so on. The Mansfield office regularly services work in Newark, Retford, Worksop, and Sutton in Ashfield. All offices then have their own immediate courts and police stations and many more besides.

The question however is which office will service Skegness? Every summer clients stream out to the east coast for sun, sea, sand, and soggy chips. Every weekend in spring and autumn there are dance raves and party events as well as the Butlins weekenders to attract the hordes. Throughout the year there are people visiting friends and relatives who have retired to the coast or simply stepped that way in order to “get away” from who knows what. The custody suite at Skegness is a regular reporter to the DSCC.

Whatever the day of the week, whatever the month of the year, whatever the time of day, the questions always arises Who is going to go to Skegness?”  The Lincoln office remains a laborious hour away. The staff at the Scunthorpe office claim that it would take them at least an hour and a half to get there. The Grimsby solicitors, perhaps geographically closest, swear blind that the roads are so bad that they cannot get there in under two hours. So then, the question perpetuates. Yet for 27 years, one way or another, in spite of its apparent unfeasibility, The Johnson Partnership have been looking after clients in Skegness, be they in the court or the police station, whatever the season and whatever the time.

Inevitably, our hearts go out to those members of staff who have completed their tasks in Skegness in the wee small hours. For them, there isn’t even the solace of a stick of last year’s rock or a soggy slab of cod.

01522 306189 IS A MAGIC NUMBER

Written by Will Bolam
January 26th, 2017

When setting up a new office it’s easy to forget just how many building blocks have to be put in place. It’s also easy to forget how long the lead-in times are for some of those building blocks even to be fashioned.

Our Lincoln office, soon to be buzzing with defence solicitors, clerks & secretaries has until recently been somewhat quiet on the telephone front.

Many thanks to our friends at RHM Telecom, we are delighted to say that we have been able to short circuit a rather tedious BT process and we are now happy to announce our Lincoln office number is 01522 306189.

The prospect of having to wait six weeks for somebody to activate a line that’s already in existence was unattractive to say the very least. In reality, we have now been able to furnish our new number to the LAA along with our applications for Duty Solicitors for the Lincoln City Duty Solicitor Scheme.

Many thanks to RHM and best of luck to Vicki Clayton, our partner in charge!

EASY IN AND EASY OUT!

Written by Will Bolam
January 12th, 2017

The Johnson Partnerships new Lincoln office is beautifully positioned for ease of assess.

Situated at Unit 3, Waterside South we find ourselves matters of yards from the cities busy bus station. The railway station is no more than another 90 seconds away with services running both locally and to London.

Excellent car parking is available throughout the city, some of it no more than 2 minutes from the office.

We pride ourselves in ensuring ease of access to all of our offices, but there can be none more readily accessible and readily available than the super new Lincoln premises.

IN LINCOLN DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE!

Written by Will Bolam
January 9th, 2017

Our new Lincoln office can now be unveiled. After extensive research throughout the lovely Historic City, we are delighted to announce that our new office will be opening at Unit 3, Waterside South, Lincoln LN5 7DU.

Positioned within yards of the busy High Street, the office is beautifully positioned between Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on the High Street and Lincoln Crown Court and the Castle.

Staff will be well positioned to make rapid responsive journeys to Lincoln’s busy custody suite situated up at West Parade.

The office affords easy access for all members of the public as well private interviewing accommodation to ensure that instructions can be taken in a timely and discreet manner.

LITIGATING IN LOVELY LINCOLN

Written by Will Bolam
January 3rd, 2017

From early in the New Year The Johnson Partnership are to open offices in the Cathedral City of Lincoln. For years the Lincoln Crown Court has dealt with cases from every corner of the Shire. In recent times, the City Magistrates’ Court has expanded its reach in a not inconsiderable manner.

Many of us remember the days when a small magistrates’ court was situated close to the crown court inside the Castle Gateway. The court room was small, cramped and largely wooden with short staircases between the floor of the court, the dock, the witness box and the bench.

The new, all singing, all dancing High Street Magistrates’ Court is a very different kettle of fish. Dealing with work that would previously have been handled by the City Magistrates, Gainsborough Magistrates, Sleaford Magistrates, Grantham Magistrates, Stafford Magistrates and even Bourne Magistrates, the new super High Street Court Centre is many things to many people.

Clearly makes a lot more sense to open a defence practice in a city servicing the greater and wider population than it ever has at any time in its lustrous past.

We look forward to providing our customary service to clients from Lincoln and all its surrounding areas whether North, South, East or West.

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