Chris joined the firm as a trainee in 1999 and has since qualified as a Duty Solicitor. Prior to joining Taylor Street Solicitors, Chris was a serving Army officer and he continues to hold the rank of Major within the Territorial Army.
Chris has a great deal of experience of Courts Martial matters because of the close proximity of many military units.
Chris has been providing quality legal service since 1987. He has dealt with cases in Bosnia, Kosivo, Iraq, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, BATUS, Kenya, Germany and various other locations around the world. He has dealt with cases ranging from murder to breach of standing orders and all those in between. He has represented every rank in all three services and has a high success rate in trials.
Chris has dealt with many high profile cases including a murder in Iraq, cases involving interrogators and cases well known within the military community including the "warrior" case involving an incident where a chain gun fired undemanded. The "balloon" case at Rheindahlen and the celebrated "red baps" case which featured in The Sun newspaper.
Eve completed an LLB (Hons) in law from the University of Reading and then obtained her LPC with distinction from Guildford College of Law. She became an Accredited Police Station Representative in 2002 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2003. She then went on to become a Duty Solicitor and has worked exclusively as a solicitor specialising in criminal and military law since then.
Eve has worked on a number of high profile cases, undertaking work in all aspects of criminal and miliary law. She advises clients at the police station, represents clients in the Magistrates' and Youth Court and carries out Magistrates' and Crown Court case preparation, as well as conducting summary trials. As an experienced advocate, she currently spends most of her time in the Magistrates' Court.
Nichola qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1990 and went on to qualify as an Accredited Police Station Representative in 1995. In 1997, she qualified as a Solicitor through the College of Law, Guildford. She is a member of the Complex Crime Unit Very High Cost Case Panel and has prepared a number of very high cost cases, including fraud, drug importation, violent disorder, robbery and GBH. Nichola joined Taylor Street Solicitors in July 2010.
Nichola is also experienced in preparing Crown Court cases, notably including massive drug importation of cocaine from Columbia. She prepared a high profile Crown Court case for a client charged with abduction, rape and murder, which involved the client being extradited from India to stand trial. She has also prepared cases for clients charged with murder, attempted murder, rape, GBH, perjury and robbery.
Nichola has recently prepared notable Crown Court case in which a female escort was charged with murder of her client. Client was acquitted of murder and convicted of manslaughter.
She has also acted for client charged with £10 million fraud and the subsequent confiscation proceedings.
Aside from Crown Court preparation, Nichola advises at civilian and military police stations. Her Courts Martial experience includes preparing a high profile case in which the client was charged with murder in Iraq. She has acted for military personnel in military police station interviews in the United Kingdom and Germany.
Currently, Nichola's case load is comprised of Crown Court and police station work. She is a member of the firm's internal police station rota, providing 24-hour advice to clients at the police station.
Sharon was admitted in 1995. She spent a number of years as a Legal Adviser in the magistrates court before working as a duty solicitor for firms including Taylor Street.
Sharon then returned as a Legal Adviser in the Magistrates court between 2003 and 2010. She then re-joined Taylor Street in 2010 and now specialises in preparing Magistrates Court Cases for trial. She has an in depth knowledge of the workings of the Magistrates Court due to her experience which puts her in an ideal position to prepare the cases for trial.