We have a strong and professional team ready to help you every step of the way

When you are facing the biggest challenge of your life we want you to know that we are committed to doing our very best to help you. This means our team is dedicated to providing the best advice and representation.



Our team members are experienced legal professionals who pride themselves on the quality of their work. 

Our experienced team are able to help you at all stages of the criminal process and this includes the full range of offences. That means you can be assured that we will match our expertise to your needs.

For example, we can provide 24-hour cover at the police station as well as representation at trial in the Crown Court.

It is also reassuring to know that you may be entitled to representation under a Representation Order (Legal Aid) which may be free or at a affordable rate. However we also can discuss representing you on an fair and affordable private fees basis.

We also have access to a wide range of experts in their field, including forensic scientists and barristers at all levels of experience.



Gemma Adams - Paralegal, Margate

Gemma has worked in the legal field since 2004, joining Kent Defence in 2011. During her time at Kent Defence, she has gained invaluable experience of preparing trials in both the Magistrates and Crown Court. Gemma is currently Read More

Richard Atkinson - Managing Partner, Medway

Richard Atkinson is the Managing Partner of the Kent Branch who qualified in 1990. He specialises in preparing and supervising our serious and complex cases and is rated as “outstanding” by the ‘Good Lawyer Guide’. Read More

Linas Bajorunas - Solicitor, Medway

Linas praktikuoja Anglijoje, specializuojasi baudžiamosios teisės srityje, ekstradicijos bei pasienio reikaluose ir paprastai dirba su lietuviškai bei rusiškai kalbančiais klientais, tiek fiziniais, tiek juridiniais asmenimis. Read More

Nerijus Bajorunas - Police Station Advisor

Nerijus is a police station representative who is bi-lingual - speaking both English and Lithuanian.

Nicola Carter - Paralegal, Margate

Nicola is an experienced caseworker with over 12 years in this role. She started her career with Shingleton Neilson in April 2004, who merged to become Kent Defence in 2011. Read More

Robert Cashman - Police Station Representative, Medway


Sadie Castle - Paralegal, Margate

Sadie joined Kent Defence Solicitors in August 2014 as a Crown Court Caseworker. Previously having had over 25 years’ experience in the legal field, she was able to bring her knowledge and expertise from previous firms having dealt with predominately criminal defence work. Read More

Louise Crick - Legal Administrator, Margate

Louise joined Tuckers Kent Branch in early 2019 as a Legal Administrator, based in our Margate Office. She is responsible for a wide range of administrative duties including liaising with Courts, the Crown Prosecution Service and Kent Police, as well as dealing with all manner of client queries. Louise has vast experience in securing legal aid funding for clients across Kent, Sussex and also London. She has a BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of Kent and is currently an Affiliate member of CILEx, studying towards her Professional Diploma in Law and Practice. 


Eleanor Dobson - Solicitor, Medway

Eleanor qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and specialises in criminal defence.  She is a qualified duty solicitor and firmly committed to providing support, advice and robust representation for her clients. Read More

Nicola Hall - Solicitor, Medway

Nicola Hall joined Tuckers Kent Branch in 2014. Read More

Laura Hickson - Officer Manager, Medway


Simon Holmes - Partner, Medway

Simon joined Robin Murray & Co in 2006 and became a partner in 2010 before the merger with Tuckers in 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Simon Holmes worked for a firm in the City of London for five years specialising in serious fraud and corporate crime. Read More

Liz Kerr - Solicitor, Margate

Liz studied at University of St. Andrews before undertaking her legal training at the University of Westminster and then completing her training at the College of Law. Read More


Ashley Mayes - Solicitor, Margate

Ashley studied law at Kingston University before completing her studies at Guildford Law School in 2002. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2004 and worked solely in criminal law throughout Kent, before moving to Surrey to continue with criminal defence work there and in London. Read More

Ally Martin - Legal Administrator, Medway


Luke Meyer - Partner, Medway

Luke joined the firm in 2007 and was made a Partner in 2010. He is responsible for organising and maintaining our 24 hour police station cover as well as being our principal advocate at Medway Magistrates Court. Read More

Robin Murray - Partner, Medway

Robin Murray is a solicitor who founded Robin Murray and co on the 1st June 1988. Read More

Scott Neilson - Partner, Margate

Scott has practiced as a criminal solicitor in Kent for many years becoming the head of a successful crime department in 1997 with a leading firm until setting up his own firm Shingleton Neilson on 2003. Read More

Adrian Rohard - Partner, Swanley

Called to the Bar in 1993, Adrian practiced at the Independent Bar where he enjoyed the support of a number of respected and high profile solicitors until he joined the firm in 2001. READ MORE

Paul Shingleton - Partner, Margate

Paul Shingleton has been part of the East Kent Justice system for many years. Having qualified in Economics/History at Leeds University in 1986, he remained in Leeds to pass his Law Society Finals. Read More

Alexa Smith - Accounts Manager, Margate


Helgaart Strydom - Solicitor, Medway


Victoria Tye - Paralegal, Margate

Kerry Waitt - Higher Courts Advocate, Margate


Gemma Winson - Solicitor, Margate

Gemma studied at law at the University of Reading before completing the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law. Read More

Claire Wynn - Legal Executive (Cilex), Medway

Claire worked at Robin Murray & Co. since 2008 before the merger with Tuckers, where she started off as a Legal Secretary. Read More

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 ​​Medway Office
The Old Ragged School, King Street, Chatham, Kent ME4 4LX


 ​​Margate Office
14 The Centre, Margate, Kent CT9 1JG


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