“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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Lawyers

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.  

 

DAVID FANSON

Solicitor

David has almost 30 years experience of the criminal Courts.  He is a tough and fearless advocate.  David is also rated in division one by Chambers and Partners, who say he is: “valued for his dedication to teamwork and often works on the region’s most high-profile murder cases.”

Contact Details

Telephone: 0117 9265341
Email: David Fanson

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RUTH TILY

Solicitor

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

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KATY WELCH

Solicitor-Advocate

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

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HANNAH COSBIE

Accredited Police Station Representative and Crown Court caseworker

Hannah joined Sansbury Douglas in 2020 after relocating to Bristol having worked at a large criminal firm in Gwent for over 2 years.

She qualified as an Police Station Accredited Representative in early 2019 and has worked on a wide spectrum of matters at police stations in South Wales and more recently Bristol.

She has experience in dealing with Crown Court cases and her role at Sansbury Douglas is primarily assisting the Crown Court department.

Whilst being heavily involved in trial preparation and sentencing hearings in the Crown Court, Hannah still provides legal advice at police stations in and out of hours assisting own and duty clients.

Contact Details:

Telephone: 0117 9265341

Email:Hannah Cosbie

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TIM CECIL-POWELL

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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