Crown Court Advocates

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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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Felicity

Campbell

BA LLB

Higher Courts Advocate

Fliss graduated from Hull University with a BA Honours degree in Philosophy. She joined The Johnson Partnership in 2003, where she worked in our Crown Court department on many of our most serious and complex cases. She took on part time study completing the Graduate Diploma in Law in 2008 and the LPC in 2010. She qualified as both a solicitor and higher court advocate in January 2012.

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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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Andrew

Swaby

Higher Courts Advocate

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Annette

Thomas

LLB

Higher Courts Advocate

Annette studied for her Law degree at the University of Lincoln, and then completed the LPC Post Graduate Diploma at De Montfort University in Leicester. She joined The Johnson Partnership in April 2019, having worked for other firms in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire. She qualified as a solicitor in 2008, and as a Higher Rights Advocate in 2013.

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Lauren

Fisher

LLB

Higher Courts Advocate

Lauren graduated with a distinction from Nottingham Law School after studying at Nottingham Trent University. She qualified as a solicitor in 2011 and as a Higher Court Advocate in 2014. She joined Johnsons in 2019 and is based at our Grimsby office.

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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