Asha joined Taylor Street in 2012 when she was admitted as a solicitor. Prior to this Asha worked at the Magistrates Court for 4 years where she completed her Training Contract and qualified as a solicitor.
Asha represents clients both at the police station and at the magistrates court and has dealt with a wide range of cases since working at the firm, including serious sexual offences, fraud, violent crime and serious drugs cases.
Asha deals with all types of hearings at the Magistrates Court involving both adult and youth clients, from first hearings to trials.
In addition, Asha's past work experience at the Magistrates Court has given her a very in depth knowledge of the mechanics of the court system.
Asha has recently become a certified member of the Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme, enabling her to become a fully qualified Duty Solicitor.
Caroline is an experienced criminal defence solicitor whose experience extends across a broad spectrum of defence work. This includes high profile cases, from large scale conspiracies to steal, conspiracy to supply Class A & B drugs, all types of sexual offences, fraud, armed robberies, murder and manslaughter.
Caroline also has experience dealing with youths who are involved in the criminal justice system and works primarily in the Magistrates' Court, Youth Court and at the police station.
Caroline initially qualified as a Barrister in 2002 before undertaking the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test as part of her conversion to the role of solicitor. Caroline is also a member of Gray's Inn and The Law Society.
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 and a Duty Solicitor.
Kate Lyon Duty Solicitor - Head of Surrey and Sussex Crown Court Department (Admitted 2004)
Kate has over 15 years of experience in Criminal Defence work and qualified as a solicitor in 2004. She is also an Accredited Police Station Representative and a Duty Solicitor.
She has dealt with a vast number of cases of varying degrees of seriousness both in the Police Station and the Magistrates Court having worked in this area for a number of years.
Kate now heads our Crown Court Department for Surrey and Sussex and London areas. She works closely with Nichola Coleman who is Head of the Crown Court Department for Hampshire and Berkshire at Taylor Street.
Kate has dealt with the most serious and complex crown court cases including rape and other very serious sexual offences, murder and attempted murder, kidnap, false imprisonment, blackmail, child cruelty and poisoning. She also has experience in dealing with Honour based offences and revenge porn.
Kate has represented on many fraud and conspiracy matters including a vast mortgage fraud, drug supply and importation cases and conspiracy to steal. Many of these cases have spanned internationally.
She is particularly experienced at preparing cases for trial and identifying the key issues in the case and the evidence required to defend a client to ensure the best possible representation for that client and his or her case. She also instructs some of the very best experts and barristers in their field in a number of different areas of expertise.
She ensures that clients receive the best legal representation and support throughout their case. She takes pride in her work and in providing excellent client care.
Richard joined Taylor Street in 2012 as a Trainee Solicitor. He went to the University of Surrey, graduating in 2010 with a LLB(Hons) in Law. He later completed his Legal Practice Course at Guildford College of Law in 2011. Throughout his studies Richard has focused on Criminal Law.
In 2014 Richard qualified as a Duty Solicitor with higher rights of audience, allowing him to represent clients in the senior courts of England and Wales. Richard however currently focuses on representing clients in the Magistrates Courts.
Richard is also an Accredited Police Station Representative and regularly represents clients at the Police Station for all matters. Richard qualified as a Police Station Representative in 2012. Richard is experienced in dealing with extremely serious matters at the police station, and regularly represents client for fraud; serious sexual offences; violent crime, and serious drug offences.