Posts Tagged ‘ Lincoln criminal solicitors ’


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.


Written by Sian Hall
July 7th, 2017

In recent times the LAA have visited both of our new offices. Back in May our new Lincoln premises at Unit 3, Waterside, Lincoln was visited by the LAA to confirm that the premises existed, to confirm that they were properly staffed, and to confirm that they met all of the requirements of the 2017 Contract.


Towards the end of June they had the pleasure of visiting at 4th Floor, 86 Victoria Street in Grimsby. We are happy to say that on this occasion the offices were found to be properly staffed, open for business, and with private interviewing facilities at the ready.


Inevitably, the new 2017 Crime Contracts have meant that a large number of new premises are being hired out as solicitors’ offices. We are delighted to see that the LAA are taking a proactive approach to confirming whether they are indeed compliant with the requirements of the new regime.


Written by Will Bolam
May 2nd, 2017

Well, it’s happened! The Lincoln office is finally open for business. Phone lines installed. Desks erected. Filing cabinets primed and ready for action.

It is hard to express just how exciting it is to start a new office from scratch. The last time that The Johnson Partnership opened an office that wasn’t linked to an existing practice was July 1st 1990 when we first opened as a firm.

Taking us back to those early days of counting up how many police station cases we have dealt with and court appearances we have attended by week. Horrible disappointments of case-less days and the wild excitement of having to bring in more people to cope with the sudden influx are almost too much to bear.

The unbridled enthusiasm of Vicki Clayton and her team is a joy to behold. There can be no group of legal professionals who are as desperately dedicated to providing a class client service as The Johnson Partnership Lincoln squad.

The desire to make something work both from scratch is undoubtedly one of the most powerful drivers in any service industry.

With help available from the Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Mansfield, and Nottingham offices the Lincoln team know there is a massive reservoir of help at hand as well as a big crowd waiting to cheer their success.

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!


Written by Will Bolam
January 23rd, 2017


At The Johnson Partnership we have always fought shy of publicising particular results. Not only can it look immodest, but there’s always the risk that a client may be identified, a juror embarrassed or some sort of inappropriate comparison made. Whether it’s GBH in Grimsby, scuffling in Scunthorpe, liquoring in Lincoln, bestiality in Barnsley, drunkenness in Doncaster, shoplifting in Sheffield, child-molesting in Chesterfield, manslaughter in Mansfield, death by dangerous in Derby or night-time burglaries in Nottingham, there will always be somebody who can make more outlandish claims about the outcome.

Bearing all of the above in mind, we would just like to say that the start of 2017 has seen some truly exceptional results. Two week trials have collapsed with formal not guilty verdicts on the second day. Impossible looking Section 18 trials have resulted in fantastic acquittals and a case, rescued from a firm and Counsel who seemed to have comprehensively fallen out with their client, has resulted in a famous victory.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Elwick, Mr Church, Mr Stables, Mr Eckersley and Mr Langdale of Counsel for their efforts on behalf of our clients, as well as acknowledging the sterling work of the firm wide in-house advocacy team.

There are occasions when you have to stop and look at those around you and just feel very humble.


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.


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.


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.


Written by Will Bolam
December 20th, 2016

With the festive season close at hand courts inevitably turn to who exactly is going to be providing cover over the Christmas period.

Inevitably, as we have the last 26 years, the firm’s solicitors and clerks will be providing cover for Police Stations and Courts around the Christmas period. Rotas for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and North Lincolnshire have already been drawn up.

Thanks to our successful bid for the Criminal Defence Direct Call Centre, we find ourselves with the new, and slightly more complicated challenge of ensuring that we have call centre staff available for every minute of the Christmas period to offer advice to Police Station detainees who don’t qualify for assistance under the General Criminal Contract.

The inestimable Rosemary Holland has been responsible for preparing the 24 Hour Rota for Christmas and the New Year, which she seems to have resolved over a month ahead of time. We would like to offer special thanks to Rosemary for all her hard work and particular thanks to those who are going to be working on the emergency lines at CDD while Santa is doing his rounds.

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