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Crown Court Advocates

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Ian

Durant

Solicitor & Higher Court Advocate

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Digby

Johnson

MA

Partner & Higher Courts Advocate

Digby graduated from Cambridge University in 1984 and founded the Johnson Partnership in 1990. He qualified as a Higher Courts Advocate in 2007.

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Charlotte

Coverley

LLB

Partner & Higher Court Advocate

Emma, as she is known, graduated from Newcastle University in 1998. She joined Johnsons in 2001 and qualified as an HCA in 2007. She now leads the Crown Court team.

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Chris

Brewin

LLB

Higher Courts Advocate

Chris qualified as a solicitor in 1985. He lived and worked in London for 9 years before joining the Johnson Partnership in 1994. He has been with us ever since and has been practising as a Higher Court Advocate since 2015.

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David

Watts

MSC LLB

Higher Courts Advocate

David joined Johnsons in February 2016. Prior to that he had worked for other firms in the East Midlands. He had also previously been the Course Director for Criminal Law for a major legal training company. David qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and as a Higher Court Advocate in 2007. He has an LLB from Huddersfield and an MSC from Leicester University.

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Benn

Robinson

LLB

Higher Courts Advocate

Benn joined the Crown Court litigation department in November 2012 after spending 2 years providing advice at the police station as an Accredited Representative. From 2012, he then spent 7 years preparing Crown Court cases for trial and dealt with all of the most serious offences on the criminal spectrum. He qualified as both a Solicitor and a Higher Court Advocate in 2019 and is now routinely appearing in the Crown Court.

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Bianca I.

Brasoveanu

LLM

Higher Courts Advocate

Bianca joined Johnsons in 2015, graduated with a First Class degree in International Law in 2016 then completed the legal practice course in 2019. She qualified as a solicitor in March 2020 and as Higher Rights Advocate in April 2020, based in the Nottingham Office. She is fluent in Italian, Romanian and French

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Sian

Barber

LLB

Business Defence Solicitor & Higher Courts Advocate

Sian joined The Johnson Partnership’s Business Defence team in December 2017 as a Paralegal. She qualified as a solicitor in April 2021. As well as qualifying as a solicitor, Sian qualified as a Higher Court Advocate in April 2021 and became a Duty Solicitor in July 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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Maddy

Ashton

LLM

Solicitor & Higher Courts Advocate

Maddy is our exclusive solicitor litigator of the most serious of Crown Court cases. She has extensive experience of representing clients charged with murder and attempted murder. She is known best for her client care skills which always make clients feel at ease when facing the worst period of time in their lives.

She is qualified to represent her clients in both the Crown Court and Magistrates Court having qualified as a Solicitor and Higher Court Advocate in 2021.
She also represents clients in the police station.

She has a Law degree and a Masters degree [specialising in the law surrounding joint enterprise in murder].

Maddy is always on hand and renown for her second to none client care.

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Katie

Hodgkinson

LLM

Solicitor Advocate

Katie started working at The Johnson Partnership in July 2019. She completed her law degree (LLB) in 2018, graduating from Nottingham Trent University. Katie then completed her LPC and Masters Degree (LLM) at Nottingham Law School in 2019. After qualifying as a solicitor Katie worked in the Magistrates department and is also Duty qualified, she is now a Crown Court Advocate but can turn her hand to crown court litigation billing, police station representation and Saturday remand courts in the magistrates.

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