Business Defence Team

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Nicola

Hornby

BA

Partner & Head of Business Law

Nicola has been with the firm since September 1990, 2 months after The Johnson Partnership was first formed. She qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and was one of the first solicitors in Nottingham to become a Higher Court Advocate (Solicitor Advocate) and regularly appear in the Crown Court. She has conducted cases of all levels as both a litigator and an advocate in the Magistrates’ and Crown Court and the Court of Appeal.

Nicola leads the Business Defence Department and specialises in dealing with all aspects of business crime and fraud. She is also a Peer Reviewer for the Legal Aid Agency, reviewing the work of other solicitors. In her spare time Nicola is the Chair of Governors of a local primary school.

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Helen

Brough

BA LLB

Solicitor & Business Defence

Helen originally graduated with a degree in History from Nottingham Trent University in 2000. She joined Johnsons in 2001 and worked as a Crown Court caseworker before qualifying as a solicitor in 2019

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Aaron

Watson-Weinberg

Business Defence

Details will appear here

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Jenny

Bordley

Business Defence

Jenny is currently on maternity leave. We look forward to welcoming her back in due course.

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Leonna

Starbuck

Business Defence

Leyona joined the firm in 2010, as an Office Junior. Having worked her way up the ranks she qualified as a Solicitor in 2015. Based in our Nottingham office, Leyona has a wealth of knowledge representing clients at the Police Station and currently specialises in Proceeds of Crime and Confiscation proceedings.

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Andrea

Cowie

LLM

Business Defence

Andrea started her training as a mature student earning her LLB and LLM from the University of Derby. Andrea is now waiting to complete her LPC and started working at Johnsons in January 2019 as a member of the Fraud Team. Andrea also attends the police station advising clients.

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Sian

Barber

LLB

Business Defence & Trainee Solicitor

Sian joined The Johnson Partnership’s Business Defence team in December 2017 as a Paralegal. She is now a Trainee Solicitor due to qualify in April 2021.

Sian graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2012 with a LLB Law Degree. She then worked in Finance and Recruitment roles before embarking on the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Nottingham Law School in September 2016.

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Annie

Brown

Business Defence

Annie first came to The Johnson Partnership on work experience when studying her A-levels. She has now started a legal apprenticeship here at the company and is studying a level 7 solicitors degree at Nottingham Trent University.

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Clare

Hodgkinson

Business Defence

Claire deals with the administration and billing in the department.