“I would like you to know how indebted I feel to you and your colleagues. The thoroughness and professionalism you showed over this period together with the humanity with which you engaged with me made an important contribution to my ability to cope. Thank you so much.”

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Our team of dedicated professionals are here to provide specialist advice all day, every day.   Many of our staff have been with us for years because they enjoy working on challenging cases for a firm with an excellent reputation.  



Associate Solicitor

Lisa joined the firm in 1997 and qualified as a solicitor in 2001.  Since that time she has gained extensive experience within all areas of criminal law.  She is a dedicated defence lawyer who has represented clients accused of numerous types of offences at both the Police Station, and in Magistrates and Youth Courts.  She has a particular interest in Youth Court work and also has experience in Prison Law.

Contact Details

Telephone: 0117 9265341
Email: Lisa Slocombe




Ruth qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and since that time has specialised in criminal defence.

As a Duty Solicitor Ruth regularly attends the Police Stations, Magistrates Courts and Youth Courts to deal with a variety of cases and representing clients from all walks of life, including some of the most vulnerable members of society.

Contact Details

Telephone: 0117 9265341
Email: Ruth Tily




Katy has been practising since 2007 (having originally trained as a Barrister) and has experience in dealing with a wide range of offences.

She is predominantly in the Magistrates Court representing defendants in all aspects of the case from first appearance to trial and sentence.

Police station accredited

Higher Court advocate

Duty solicitor.

Contact Details:

Telephone: 0117 9265341

Email: Katy Welch



Accredited Police Station Representative

Jason qualified as an Accredited Police Station Representative in 2005 and joined Sansbury Douglas in 2006.  Over that time Jason has accumulated a wealth of experience in dealing with the whole spectrum of offences ranging from simple shoplifting to murder.

Jason specialises in representation at the police station and giving the best possible advice before, during and after PACE interviews.

Contact Details

Telephone: 0117 9265341
Email: Jason Smith


Accredited Police Station Representative and Crown Court caseworker

Tim joined Sansbury Douglas in 2018 and shortly thereafter qualified as a Police Station Representative.

Having a keen interest in police station work Tim worked as an Appropriate Adult in 2012.  He then went on to study Law at the University of Gloucestershire and attained a 2:1 law degree in 2015.

Having had previous experience working closely with vulnerable adults, Tim has the skills and the approachable nature to communicate with clients in a sensitive manner and ensure they are being fully listened to and supported throughout their case.

In his work as a Crown Court caseworker Tim deals with a wide range of serious offences.   He meets clients early on in a case and obtains statements, instructs barristers, attends court and reviews evidence.

Contact Details

Telephone: 0117 9265341

Email: Tim Cecil-Powell

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