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Kathryn Smales

  • Trainee Solicitor
  • We really appreciate your service and promptness, and wish to thank you very much for your professionalism.

    Client testimonial about Kathryn Smales - Crime

    I am a trainee solicitor working within the crime department. I am also an Accredited Police Station Representative with over 5 years’ experience of representing clients at the Police Station.

    I work closely with our Solicitors and Crown Court Advocates to prepare your case. I will advise you on the Court process and procedures and answer any questions or concerns you may have. I am experienced in all aspects of criminal law from road traffic offences to serious assaults and sex offences. I can also advise you on funding options, including assessments for legal aid.

    As a Police Station Representative I provide free, independent and confidential advice at the Police Station, whether you are there under arrest or as a voluntary attender. I understand that being detained at the Police Station can be a very stressful and unfamiliar situation, I will handle your case with confidence and sensitivity, ensuring the whole process is as stress free as possible.

    I also provide advice to those under investigation by the Local Authority or Department of Work and Pensions on suspicion of Benefit Fraud.

    I studied Politics at Northumbria University before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law. I went on to complete the Legal Practice Course in 2012. Whilst at University I volunteered as a generalist advisor at the Citizens Advice Bureau.