David attended Lancaster University and was admitted as a solicitor in 2001 after pursuing a career in the army.


He has experience in courts throughout the North West of England. His caseload covers all aspects of criminal defence work, including road traffic offences to serious organised crime. That scope includes homicide, sexual offences and multi-handed conspiracies.


He is also a member of the duty solicitor scheme.




Managing Director & Senior Defence Solicitor


John heads up our Criminal Defence team having qualified as a Solicitor in 1996. He has established a determined and tenacious team of Lawyers, and support staff, renowned for obtaining successful outcomes for clients.


He specialised in Criminal Law from the outset and has successfully defended a myriad of cases, ranging from motoring offences to allegations of Murder. His highest profile case was a three month Trial at The Old Bailey, involving multiple Defendants, where his client was the only one found Not Guilty.


John is also a member of Duty Solicitor schemes for both Court and Police Stations. His continued passion for assisting those facing the entire spectrum of allegations remains the driving force behind the company.




Crown Court Clerk


Paul is the senior legal clerk within our Crown Court department. He joined the firm in 2003 but has over 30 years of experience working on Crown Court cases and is respected by Counsel and the Courts.


His knowledge of local practice and practitioners at every level is extremely beneficial. He has overseen the successful defence on a wide variety of matters including serious matters such as Murder, complex Proceeds of Crime Applications and Terrorism.


Crown Court Clerk


Eileen has been with LHD since 2006 working as a Clerk within our Crown Court department. She has had a variety of career paths, even working abroad at one stage, and she brings this life experience to her position within the firm.

Eileen consistently receives high praise from clients for her calming manner during a stressful time and is respected by Counsel with whom she works closely on a daily basis. She has dealt with all manner of Serious Crime including large scale Drug cases, Fraud, People Trafficking, Rape and violent offences including murder.


Magistrates Court Clerk &

Accredited Police Station Representative


Tony joined the firm in 2001 and quickly became a trusted member of LHD’s case preparation team. He is the senior legal clerk in the Magistrates’ Court department and is an Accredited Police Station Representative.


Tony has many years of experience dealing with an array of offences up to and including complex Conspiracy cases and Murder. He has extensive knowledge of all areas of Criminal Law which he applies in his dealings with cases both at the police station and when preparing cases for Court.




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