Respected defence lawyer returns to Williamsons

24th Apr

Mr Smith has clocked up 30 years in defence work after qualifying in 1997, spending the earlier part of his career with Williamsons, which has the largest criminal law department in East Yorkshire.
An experienced advocate with a higher rights qualification, Mr Smith has represented clients at both the magistrates’ and crown courts for offences ranging from traffic to murder.
He said: “It’s great that so many of the same staff that I worked with before are still here and that everyone is so committed to getting the best for clients.
“The support provided to solicitors in the department is possibly the best in the region and one of the reasons why the firm has done so well in this area of law.
“There is a true team spirit and I look forward to a long future with my ‘new’ colleagues.”
Bill Waddington, a director at Williamsons and head of the defence advocacy department, said: “Robin has a great reputation, a lot of experience and is a popular member of our team. We are very pleased to welcome him back.”
In his spare time, Mr Smith enjoys life on two wheels, riding motorbikes and mountain bikes in East and North Yorkshire.
The firm has a head office in Hull with further branches in Beverley, Driffield and Bridlington. It employs 130 staff, 18 of whom work in criminal law.

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