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Our People

 


Chris Read

Partner Criminal Solicitor

Tel: 01432 357005
Mobile: 07917 164236
Email: Chris@coulsonreadlewis.co.uk

Having obtained a science degree and worked for British Steel Chris became a Solicitor, being admitted in 1989. He has practised in Gloucestershire and Oxford, as well as Hereford.

A very capable advocate specialising in all aspects of criminal work. Chris represents client's before the Magistrates Court and at the Police Station.

He is a leading expert on motoring matters and has dealt with cases of rape, murder and serious violence and drug offences.

Chris is a duty solicitor and Crime Supervisor.

He is the Head ot the Police Station Department.

Chris is passionate about giving his client's a voice, ensuring that their case is properly and clearly argued.

Chris has a particular interest in representing clients with mental health problems.  

Chris is based at our Hereford Office.


Matthew Lewis

Partner Criminal & Family Solicitor

Tel: 01432 357005
Mobile: 07917 164238
Email: matt@coulsonreadlewis.co.uk

Matt was admitted as a Solicitor in 2001 and established himself in Hereford by successfully defending his first ten trials. He later qualified as a Duty Solicitor and was the head of a the criminal department at his former firm before joining CRL as a partner in 2006.

He continues to devote himself to Legal Aid and private client criminal defence work and maintains a position on the Duty Solicitor scheme. Matt is experienced in all types of criminal defence work and continues to maintain an excellent success rate in his trials.

In addition to his criminal work Matt also represents clients before the Family Court. He is a dedicated Family Solicitor specialising in representing parents of children who face care proceedings.

This type of work requires the utmost compassion and tact, qualities which Matt prides himself with.

Matt is extrremely popular with his clients and has built up a formidable client base both in Criminal and Family work.

Matt is Head of the Magistrates Court Department & Head of Family Law.

Matt is based at our Hereford Office.


Mark Thompson

Managing Partner Barrister at Law

Tel: 01432 357005
Mobile:
Email: mark@coulsonreadlewis.co.uk

Mark is a Barrister and Head of the Crown Court Department at Coulson Read Lewis.

Having previously been a Solicitor, admitted in 2001 and obtaining his Higher Rights of Audience (Criminal) accreditation in 2009, Mark transferred to the Bar in 2015, being called to the Bar by Gray's Inn.

Mark has undertaken criminal work throughout his career, he was previously the head of the Criminal Department at a busy solicitors practice in Shropshire.

He has been led in serious cases such as a £16,000,000 fraud lasting 4 months and a Murder case.

He has conducted Jury trials in respect of serious cases such as Assisting an Offender (murder) and Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs.

Mark has represented clients before the Crown Court in respect of serious sexual offences, offences of violence and serious driug offences as well as high value fraud matters.

Mark is a fearless advocate and astute lawyer who prides himself on the results he obtains for client's and the way he deals with them. He is approachable and clear in his advice.

Mark is based at our Hereford Office.


Emma Prosser

Assistant Solicitor

Tel: 01432 357005
Mobile: 07789 334168
Email: emma@coulsonreadlewis.co.uk

Emma is an Assistant Solicitor in the Criminal Department.

She was admitted as a Solicitor in 2013 and qualified as a Duty Solicitor in 2014.

Emma represents clients before the Magistrates Court and in interview under caution at the Police Station.

She also undertakes interviews under caution in respect of investigations by the Department for Work & Pensions.

Emma is a dedicated solicitor and persuasive advocate, she is particuarly effective representing clients in the Youth Court. Her practice is built on her reputation for thoroughness and clear advice.

She litigates cases before the Crown Court and has experience of dealing with the most serious cases including murder.

Emma has successfully represented clients in respect of their inclusion on the Adult and Childrens Barred Lists.

It comes as no surprise that much of Emma's clients are recomendations and repeat clients.

Emma is based at our Hereford Office.


Jade Latham

Assistant Solicitor

Tel: 01432 357005
Mobile:
Email: jade@coulsonreadlewis.co.uk

Jade was admitted as a Solicitor in 2015.

She represents clients in Divorce Proceedings and all manner of private Family Law matters.

Jade is a confident and effective solicitor who always has her clients interests at the centre of her focus.

She advises client's in respects of drafting or responding to divorce petitions, negotiating contact / residency arrangements for children and ancillary relief.

Jade has experience of mediation within Family Law and is a strong negotiator.

In addition to her Family Law work Jade is also a Conveyancing Solicitor. She very reguarly takes instructions from returning clients looking to buy and sell residential properties.

Jade is based at our Hereford Office.


Emily Gourley

Assistant Solicitor

Tel: 01432 357005
Mobile: 07595 205384
Email: emily@coulsonreadlewis.co.uk

Emily was admitted as a Solicitor in 2007.

She has since that date specialised in Criminal Defence work.

Emily is a Duty Solicitor with a wealth of experience.

She is a popular advocate who argues on behalf of her clients with determination.

Emily represents clients before the Magistrates Court and in interview at the Police Station.

She has enjoyed a loyal following amongst clients in Herefordshire for a number of years.

Emily is based at our Hereford Office.


Ann McKay

Assistant Solicitor

Tel: 01432 357005
Mobile:
Email: ann@coulsonreadlewis.co.uk

Ann has been a solicitor since 1985 and brings with her a wealth of experience.

Ann is accredited by the Law Society to practive in the area of Childrens Law and has a formidable amount of knowledge in respect of Court proceeding involving children.

She has practised in Herefordshire for a number of years having previously ran her own firm in London.

Ann is able to assist our clients in respect of all area of the Law as it relates to children.

Ann is based at our Hereford Office.


Deborah Brown

Conveyancing Assistant

Tel: 01432 357005
Mobile:
Email: deborah@coulsonreadlewis.co.uk

Deborah is a Conveyancing Assistant in our residential conveyancing team

She has worked in the legal profession for a number of years and brings a wealth of experience to her role with us.

Deborah has a good knowledge of the local property market and proves very popular with our residential conveyancing clients.

She has an excellent relationship with local estate agents and is able to deal with all aspects sales and purchases of property.

Deborah is based at our Hereford Office.


Clare Corbett

Practice Manager Accredited Police Station Representative and Crown Court Litigator

Tel: 01432 357005
Mobile: 07748 491251
Email: clare@coulsonreadlewis.co.uk

Clare is the Practice Manager at Coulson Read Lewis, she is responsible for the day to day administration and running of the practice.

Clare has been working in the legal profession for over 25 years.

In addition to being Practice Manager Clare is also a member of the Criminal Department as a fee-earner;

She is an experienced Crown Court Litigator having dealt with serious and complex cases including serious Fraud, Violence, Drug Offences and Sexual Offences including Rape. She has also litigated Murder cases.

Clare is also an Accredited Police Station Representative, she represents clients in Police Station Interviews and also interviews under caution with the Department of Work & Pensions. Clare has represented individuals at the Police Station for all classes of offences including murder.

Clare is a voracious litigator, her dedication to the preparation of serious cases is proven in the results our clients have consistently achieved before the Crown Court.

Her straight forward, no nonsense approach to the law is welcomed by clients and professionals alike.

Clare has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Criminal Law. 

Clare is based at our Hereford Office


Olivia Benner

Trainee Solicitor

Tel: 01568 614168
Mobile:
Email: olivia@coulsonreadlewis.co.uk

Olivia is an Assistant Solicitor with Coulson Read Lewis.

During her training contract she has undertook work with the Criminal Defence Team, Wills & Probate Department, Residential Conveyancing Department and Family Department.

Olivia has chosen to specialise in Childcare Work and Residential Conveyancing.

Olivia is also an Accredited Police Station Representative and reguarly represents clients in interview at the Police Station.

Since qualifying as a Solicitor in May 2017 Olivia has built upon her impressive skills which she developed during her training contract. She is professional, effective and ambitious and posesses all of the qualities necessary to be an effective and impressive lawyer.

Olivia is a member of the Family and Conveyancing Departments.


Bethany Harris

Trainee Solicitor

Tel: 01432 357005
Mobile:
Email: bethany@coulsonreadlewis.co.uk

Beth began her training contract with Coulson Read Lewis in September 2016.

She is part of the Criminal Defence Team at present and brings an enthusiastic presence to the team.

Beth was someone we identified with real talent when she completed an internship with us.

She originally read Zoology at University but converted to a Law degree and then completed her post graduate studies at Cardiff University.

Beth has all of the qualites required to be an effective and successful Solicitor and continues a proud history at Coulson Read Lewis of taking on trainee solicitors and providing them with the skills to qualify.

Beth is based at our Hereford Office.


Sharran Pring

Leominster Office Manager Paralegal

Tel: 01568 614168
Mobile:
Email: sharran@coulsonreadlewis.co.uk

Sharran is our office manager at the Leominster Office.

In addition to all of her responsibilities she is also a qualified paralegal and conducts some divorce law.

Sharran is also the Personal Assistant to Neil Coulson.

Sharran has many years experience working in the Legal Profession and has been with us for a number of years.

Her organisational and people management skills make her an invaluable asset to the team.

Sharran is based at our Leominster Office.


Rosslyn Caldicott

Conveyancing Solicitor Head of Private Client Criminal Duty Solicitor

Tel: 01432 357005
Mobile:
Email: ros@coulsonreadlewis.co.uk

 

Ros is a vastly experienced Solicitor having founded Caldicotts Solicitors in 1982 who were a very successful firm in Herefordshire up to their acquisition by ourselves in 2016. Ros was admitted as a Solicitor in 1972.

 

Ros conducts all manner of conveyancing transactions including commercial and agricultural conveyancing, both purchases and sales. She is familiar with dealing with complex transactions and often represents repeat clients. She has a loyal following in Herefordshire and beyond and encompasses the definition of client care.

 

Ros is also an experienced Criminal Solicitor and also has her Higher Rights of Audience. She has represented client's in the Police Station through to the Crown Court and has been a Duty Solicitor for several years.

 

Ros is the Head of Private Client at Coulson Read Lewis.