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Wragg and Hooplah for the Big City!

Written by admin
July 20th, 2018

To strengthen and support our Sheffield Office team, Lucy Hooper and Yvonne Wragg have both transferred their allegiances from the East Midlands to South Yorkshire.

Yvonne has gone to our Sheffield Office as day to day manager and organiser as well as being the lead fee earner.

Lucy Hooper left behind her the good folk of Chesterfield in order to take over the office administration as well as coordinate the police station advice and some Crown Court preparation. Sometimes we are told that our reward will be in heaven, but in Lucy’s case I am delighted the she is not having to wait quite that long. Following her impressive performance at the Sheffield Office Lucy has been offered a training contract with immediate effect which will see her progress through the firm at a rate commensurate with her skills and commitment.

We wish both Yvonne and Lucy all the best and are confident that under their stewardship the Sheffield Office will continue its day on day growth.


Written by Sian Hall
November 14th, 2017

Perhaps the hardest working Magistrates’ Court advocate in The Johnson Partnership is proving that 50 is the new 30. Tim Williamson, who has been with us since our rescue of the old Northern Briefs practice in November 2013, turned 50 at the start of October.


Tim’s encyclopaedic knowledge of Doncaster courts and clients means he is the go to guy whenever a new advocate is looking for some important background on a local lass or lad.


Tim’s work rate remains absolutely astounding, in spite of him moving into his sixth decade. In and out of office hours Tim is a force to be reckoned with and we wish him many happy returns and best wishes for many years to come.


Written by Sian Hall
November 7th, 2017

The recent success of our Derby office’s Mark Luckett in completing the Boston Marathon in 3 hours and 13 minutes has caused us to reflect on the ever present link between law and long distance running.


There is no doubting that the stamina and endurance called for in seeing a difficult case to its end is matched by the competitive persistence required of a successful distantness athlete.


For many, however, the long hours spent in training provide the perfect antidote to a hard day in the office. Over the years a number of our solicitors and Partners have either relaxed, or taken time to get their thoughts in order when pounding the streets of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and South Yorkshire.


As well as Mark, perhaps our best and most noteworthy performer was our sadly missed Partner David Graham, who could knock out half marathons in substantially less than an hour and a half. Jo Chadd is a successful conqueror of the London Marathon.  Emma Coverley regularly disappears to both road and fell running events throughout the North and Midlands.  In a slight bizarre but truly historical event Sean O’Brien, Dan Church, and Richard Davies then of our Doncaster office completed the Sheffield half marathon of 2014 which had officially been called off due to a lack of water; all survived and have their medals to prove it!


One of our hardest working runners in every sense must be the Mansfield office’s Chris Perry, who has completed more distance events than anyone else in the firm on courses far and near. Based on the edge of the Peak District, Chris is well placed to clock up some good looking miles whilst leaving Mansfield Magistrates’ Court at the back of the pack.


Good luck to all, including Sean O’Brien in this year’s Snowdonia Marathon and Emma Coverley and Digby Johnson in the 13 mile festive Turkey Trot around the Vale of Belvoir.



Written by Sian Hall
July 11th, 2017

We are delighted to announce that from July 2017 Shazia Parveen is to join us at our Sheffield office. Situated in the John Banner Business Centre at 620 Attercliffe Road, Shazia will be well-positioned between Sheffield Magistrates’ Court and Shepcote Lane Police Station.


For many years Shazia Parveen has been the queen of Howells Criminal team. We count ourselves particularly lucky that she has agreed to transfer her allegiances and release her flat in our own Sheffield realm.


Shazia is well-renowned for her work both in police stations and at the Magistrates’ Court. Bail hearings, sentencing hearings, trials, Youth Court proceedings and all the rest of the daily fare of Magistrates’ Court life are meat and drink to Shazia.


We look forward to welcoming Shazia among us and hope that she is going to feel as positive about her new home as we do.


Written by Will Bolam
March 11th, 2017

We are sorry to announce the departure of Pam Coxon, a stalwart of The Johnson Partnership’s Doncaster office.

Since our arrival in Doncaster on 5th November 2013 one of the key members of our Doncaster team has been Pam Coxon. Pam previously worked as a member of the Youth Offending Team, as well as running her own business.

Over recent years, Pam has worked as an HCA, undertaking work in Crown Courts in Sheffield, Grimsby, York, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and the like.

After nearly ten years with the firm Pam has decided it is time for a change, which will see her continuing to utilise her considerable skills in the Crown Court, whilst at the same time looking to develop a private client and probate practice.

We are grateful to Pam for all that she has done for us and we wish her all the very best for a happy and successful future.


Written by Will Bolam
January 6th, 2017

Since his arrival with The Johnson Partnership in early October, Fintan Walker has barely stopped. It was apparent to those of us who interviewed Finton that he was somebody with enthusiasm and bags of energy. He had worked for a number of firms, gaining substantial experience in the Criminal Defence Field and was looking for a new challenge.

As part of our South Yorkshire Team it was decided that Fintan would initially be placed in Doncaster, with a view to helping out the Sheffield office as the practice developed.

What wasn’t envisaged was that Fintan would find himself in Court pretty much every morning and afternoon, as well as being on two out-of-hours rotas.

If this wasn’t a big enough challenge, Fintan found that he was having to step up to the plate even faster than expected when Doncaster’s supervising partner: Andy Bostock, found himself having to take a month’s paternity leave a little earlier than anticipated.

Fintan has proved a great hit with colleagues, support staff and clients alike. His super attitude and winning personality have made him a big hit in the firm.

At The Johnson Partnership we always try to make sure that new staff get as much relevant experience as possible. As Finton is due to become a father himself in the middle of January, Andy has been able to give him a masterclass in new parenthood alongside getting to know a new batch of clients and some different office systems.


Written by Will Bolam
September 19th, 2016

We are pleased to announce that our friends at Custard Computers have totally overhauled the computer systems at the Barnsley office.

The digital changes have been brought about at the same time as additional premises have been acquired for our Barnsley operation.

We are most grateful to Custard for their speedy professional and good humoured endeavours.

The Barnsley premises now incorporate further space for fee earners and client interviewing which should enable us to keep everyone happy provided they can resist the temptations of the beauty salon and café on the way up to our Barnsley lair.

The Johnson Partnership Solicitors extends their South Yorkshire presence to include a Criminal Defence solicitors’ officer at 28 Peel Street in Barnsley.

Experienced solicitors Eric Bray and Brian Bushell will head up the Barnsley Magistrates’ Court Solicitors Team.  Amanda Armitage and Carol Schofield will provide Crown Court support for Barnsley and Doncaster clients appearing before Sheffield Crown Court and also Leeds Crown Court. 

The Johnson Partnership Solicitors Barnsley staff are those who previously practised under the name of GV Hale Solicitors.  The great news is that the same staff will be providing the same excellent service to the same clients in the same place. 

The Johnson Partnership will be able to provide Crown Court advocacy cover in both Sheffield and Leeds Crown Courts.  The Johnson Partnership’s White Collar and Fraud Department will be happy to service clients facing complex fraud prosecutions, Trading Standards investigations, Health & Safety Executive prosecutions, and other business defence cases on site at our Barnsley premises. 

The Johnson Partnership’s Prison Law Department will be pleased to advise clients and family members at the Barnsley office, from where they hope to be able to reach out to provide a Prison Law service to prisoners in South and West Yorkshire. 

Clients who are summonsed for motoring offences in the South Yorkshire area, be it on the M1 or M62, or elsewhere in the county, will be able to call on help from The Johnson Partnership’s Barnsley, Doncaster, and Chesterfield advocacy teams for instant advice and representation. 

Our out of hours cover is second to none.  We have a dedicated team of South Yorkshire based solicitors who, if necessary, can be augmented by solicitors and paralegals from The Johnson Partnership’s Chesterfield and Scunthorpe offices.

With the opening of our Barnsley office The Johnson Partnership Solicitors South Yorkshire operation is now within the top five Defence firms in the county and has been by far the fasting growing since our arrival in November 2013.  If you are looking for help or looking for work please do not hesitate to contact us either by email on or at our Doncaster office on (01302) 360606 or our Barnsley premises on (01226) 785100.

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