Our People

We have a staff team of fifteen, including five experienced solicitors and two barristers.  All our advocates are crime specialists.

This is a busy office, attending an average of 78 police station interviews and finishing 68 Magistrates’ Court files – each and every month.  In addition, our Crown Court team attend court daily.

This volume of work is far from a bad thing – our staff team have developed a broad range of experience and skills and so we are able to offer you an individual service, giving you sound and considered advice, to ensure the best outcome in your case.

Should your case involve a more serious offence that is sent to the Crown Court, it can be dealt with by one of our solicitors who hold Higher Rights – this is the qualification that enables solicitors to appear in the Crown Court.  Most Crown Court work is done in-house, which offers you continuity and reassurance from being able to deal with the same people.

Rob Ross

Solicitor- HCA, Director (1985)

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Rob is the founder of the firm with nearly 30 years experience as a crime specialist, spanning from the police station to the Court of Appeal.
He has an extensive Crown Court practice but can still often be found making successful bail applications in the Magistrates’ Court.

A recognised heavyweight in his chosen field.

Gordon Hotson

gordonhotsonGordon is a Director of Ross Solicitors Limited and heads up the Magistrates Court Team. He has appeared at Magistrates Courts across England representing clients charged with offences ranging from murder to speeding. Managing a team of caseworkers, he will oversee the preparation of matters proceeding towards trial in the Magistrates Court

Advocates

Chris Oswald

chrisoswaldA trial advocate since 1980 and a Higher Court Advocate since 2007, Chris specialises in Crown Court trials. He has defended in serious cases including sexual offences, assaults, fraud, robbery, arson, causing death by driving, drug offences and Proceeds of Crime offences.

Philip Hall

philiphallAdmitted October 1980. Member of the Magistrates’ Court and Police Station Duty Solicitor schemes from the outset. Philip is thoroughly experienced in all aspects of Magistrates’ Court advocacy including trials and road traffic matters.

Sambreen Arif

sambreenarifHaving qualified in 2003, Sambreen has worked exclusively in criminal defence and has a broad local knowledge, being well respected by both clients and professional colleagues alike. In 2013 she qualified as a Higher Courts Advocate enabling her to represent clients from the Police Station right through to the Supreme Court. Sambreen speaks Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.

Hazel Tee Office Manager

Hazel Tee
Office
Manager

Evonne

Evonne Birch-Jackson
Paralegal

Emma Hillier Police Station Representative

Emma Hillier
Paralegal and Police Station Representative

 

Kerry Murnane

Kerry Murnane
Paralegal
Clerk

Robin Colbourne Paralegal  Clerk

Robin Colbourne
Paralegal
Clerk

Howard Ogden Police Station Representative

Howard Ogden
Police Station Representative

Peter Harvey Police Station Representative

Peter Harvey
Police Station Representative

Larry Langdown

Larry Langdown
Police Station Representative