Elizabeth Cox Higher Court Advocate (Admitted 2010)
Elizabeth joined Taylor Street Solicitors in 2011. She completed LLB Law and LLM at the University of Southampton. Elizabeth qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and has worked in various areas of law. Elizabeth is an experienced criminal defence solicitor whose experience extends across a wide range of defence work.
Elizabeth also has experience dealing with youths and adults who are involved in the criminal justice system and works primarily in the Magistrates' Court and at the police station. Elizabeth also prepares cases for trial in both the Magistrates and Crown Court.
Elizabeth initially qualified as a Barrister in 2005 before undertaking the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test as part of her conversion to the role of solicitor. Elizabeth is also a member of Middle Temple and The Law Society.
Elizabeth is an accredited Police Station representative, Duty Solicitor and a High Court Advocate.
Fabienne joined Taylor Street in 2009 as a trainee solicitor and qualified as a solicitor in 2011. She attended university to obtain a BSc in Business and Psychology and subsequently an LLb Law Degree at Guildford College of Law. Fabienne also has previous experience of working within the Probation Service.
Fabienne is an experienced lawyer and advocate, adept at handling a wide range of criminal case work from the early police station stages right up to the Crown Court. Fabienne particularly enjoys conducting Trials and has a proven track record of securing acquittals for her clients.
Fabienne has gone on to obtain her Higher Rights qualification and is now frequently representing defendants in more serious Crown Court proceedings.
"Fabienne, thank you for attending the police station in support of my son. You provided both him and I with sound advice which we were both most appreciative of. I have since been informed that the police will now take no further action in this matter! It goes without saying that having your counsel during the interview made a substantial difference. If I am ever in the unfortunate circumstance to require a criminal defence solicitor then I will certainly approach you first. I shall also be recommending you to anyone I know who requires counsel! Thank you very much and well done."
Lance Whiteford is a highly experienced Lawyer with 14 years criminal practice under his belt. He appears in the Crown Court on a daily basis and also regularly at the Court of Appeal.
His cases include offences of violence including murder and manslaughter, the importation of drugs, sexual offences , robbery, burglary, serious driving offences including death by dangerous driving, firearms offences as well as fraud and other offences of dishonesty.
Although a robust cross examiner in jury trials lance is often praised for his kind and understanding nature when dealing with vulnerable clients.
Lisa qualified as a Solicitor in 2004 following a business career.She is an experienced Higher Rights Advocate in all Criminal proceedings.She appears predominantly in the Crown Court representing clients charged with a wide variety of serious offences including allegations of Money Laundering, Drugs, Dishonesty and Sexual Offences.Lisa regularly conducts trials in the Crown Court and has been led in more serious trials.
Stuart Western Higher Court Advocate (Admitted 1998)
Specialising in crime ever since qualifying in 1998, Stuart became a Duty Solicitor in 2000 and Higher Courts Advocate (Solicitor Advocate) in 2002. Employed by Taylor Street since 2008 he now deals with a broad range of offences at the police station through to advocacy in the Crown Court, mostly serious crime including high profile homicides and assorted violence, theft, dishonesty, sex and drugs.
Head of the Court Martial department at Taylor Street, Stuart has defended clients at the RMP and before Courts Martials in the UK and overseas since coming to Aldershot in 1999.
Stuart is an expert in motoring and road traffic law with many years experience helping motorists through the ordeal of facing a Magistrates' Court, successfully defending many cases or arguing to keep a driving licence.