Max ReevesDirector, High Court Advocate and Solicitor | SRA ID: 380531
Our founder, Max Reeves, has been working in criminal law for over 20 years.
Max started out as a paralegal in a South London firm, primarily attending crown court hearings to assist counsel and provide support to clients.
He quickly became a caseworker in his own right, dealing with cases from minor offences to the most serious and complex, such as murder and fraud.
Max was soon headhunted by a leading criminal law firm in central London where he qualified as a solicitor, duty solicitor and a higher court advocate, where he has dealt with a number of high profile cases.
Since founding Reeves & Co in 2008, Max has developed the firm into the success it is today, with six offices in Kent and South London, Reeves & Co provides cover throughout the whole of the UK. Despite running a busy law firm Max still represents clients himself, specialising in crown court advocacy.
Max was recently junior counsel in the high profile trial of R v Stimpson – case involving the murder of a girl by her boyfriend in the Chatham Dockside car park where he claimed diminished responsibility due to mental health.
Daisy GuyManaging Director
Daisy is an experienced Contract and Area manager within the charitable sector, with qualifications in Law and a graduate and post graduate in Criminology, Forensic Psychology and Advice and Guidance.
In her last post with the Royal British Legion Industries she managed successful teams and delivered on a number of large government contracts. In 2016 she was awarded Employee of the Year for her commitment to the organisation and clients.
Daisy has spent 7 years working with people facing difficult situations who needed support to help them move forward and treats each client with empathy and understanding. Daisy has worked throughout the UK and worldwide with military personnel, people in prison, ex-offenders and those with mental health issues, operating as a Life Coach and Trainer.
Since working for Reeves and Co, Daisy’s role has included case working on notable, high profile cases including murder, attempted murder and sexual offences. Her role now as Practice Manager involves managing the firm, employees and ensuring that we deliver a high quality of service to our clients.
Aaron RegelousExecutive Assistant to Managing Directors
Aaron is an experienced Area manager within the Banking Sector and an experienced Police Station Representative
In his last post with Lloyds Banking Group he managed successful teams within the Banking Industry.
Since working for Reeves and Co, Aarons role has included case working on notable, high profile cases including murder, attempted murder and sexual offences.
Aaron manages the diaries of the Managing directors and should be the first port of call. Aaron is also a qualified Police Station Representative with a wealth of experience and knowledge to support clients at the stage.
Neil RossBarrister and Lawyer
Neil Ross is a barrister with experience in representing clients across a wide range of serious offences including serious violence, drugs, fraud and regulatory offences.
Neil is instructed in all aspects of criminal work including serious violence, drugs, fraud and regulatory offences. Praised for the cogency of his submissions in the Court of Appeal, Neil is able to distil complicated arguments and make them accessible to client and court alike. He is known for a friendly and approachable manner, with a knack for putting even difficult clients at ease.
Neil has served as an elected member of the Bar Council and on the executive committee of the Criminal Bar Association. He is particularly technically adept and was a long standing member of the IT panel of the Bar Council, as well as the practitioners group advising on the digitisation of the justice system.
Outside of the law, Neil is a non-executive director on the governing body of NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group. This NHS body plans and commissions healthcare services with an annual budget in excess of £270 million.
- R v W & W (Cayman Islands) – led junior. The case focused on corruptly obtained contracts for IT services. During the course of the trial, evidence was heard from a former Government minister, high-ranking civil servants and senior staff at the Health Service. The case had links to numerous jurisdictions and also touched on the FIFA corruption allegations.
- R v S (Cayman Islands) – led junior. A high-profile fraud case involving the former President of the local University (ongoing).
- Serious Fraud Office v C – a bribery and corruption case involving payments to foreign public officials to win contracts for the printing of currency.
- Serious Fraud Office v P – a USD 500 million hedge fund fraud where artificial swap trades were constructed to inflate the value of the fund.
- R v C and L – led junior. A case of attempted murder using sulphuric acid.
- R v D and others – murder and violent disorder (ongoing).
- R v L and others – grievous bodily harm and assisting an offender offences following a gang-related turf war.
- R v M and others – a grievous bodily harm offence where the complainant, a paranoid schizophrenic, was stabbed in the chest causing life threatening injuries.
- R v A and others – a large-scale fight in the middle of a busy public road, ending with six people needing hospital treatment including one with multiple stab wounds.
- R v H – Possession with intent to supply class A drugs where the defendant claimed he had been kidnapped and forced to commit the offences. Complex legal arguments around the applicability of the Modern Slavery Act and its relevance in considering the interests of justice to continue the prosecution.
- R v R – an attempted rape involving a stranger abducted from the street. The defendant had unusual and complex communication difficulties requiring a range of expert evidence to establish he was unfit to stand trial.
- R v H – Multiple counts of fly-tipping, breach of duty of care and forgery. The waste included bonded and unbonded asbestos, with the total waste weighing several hundred tonnes.
- R v S – Offences of fraudulent trading under the Companies Act, and misconduct during winding up under the Insolvency Act.
- R v S (Court of Appeal) – an application for leave to appeal against sentence in a conspiracy to supply cocaine case involving 5kg of drugs and an undercover operation lasting three months.
- R v R (Court of Appeal) – a successful appeal against sentence in a case in which the defendant made admissions to dealing drugs in a pre-sentence report but had pleaded guilty to simple possession.
Paul HogbenSpecialist Defence Advocate
Paul Hogben is a specialist defence advocate. He was called to the bar in 1993 and has developed a strong defence practice based in Kent.
Paul is regularly instructed to defend in cases of serious violence (including murder), robbery and large scale drugs importations.
Paul also has considerable experience representing clients who are vulnerable due to their age or mental health and has particular expertise defending in cases of rape and sexual abuse of children
Suzanne FewinsHigh Court Advocate and Solicitor | SRA ID: 609019
Suzanne completed her undergraduate level degree in law at the University of Kent and her Legal Practice Course at BPP law school.
After completing her Bachelor’s degree in law in 2013, Suzanne spent six months working as a paralegal in London before joining Reeves & Co. She has remained at the firm since and qualified as a solicitor, and later a crown court advocate, in 2015.
Suzanne represents clients at the police station, magistrates’ court and crown court, with her cases often involving fraudulent crimes.
Jennifer StanburyHigh Court Advocate and Solicitor | SRA ID: 133072
A fearless criminal advocate with over 30 years’ experience in Kent and London.
Taking the opportunity to join the Duty Solicitor scheme in 1987, Jennifer has practiced criminal law ever since. Her criminal practice soared in the 90’s as the only criminal lawyer in a conveyancing firm in Clapham Junction. She had the opportunity to represent clients in high profile cases from Police station to the crown court. Eventually when the firm decided to represent private clients only she decided to set up her own firm with all her legal aid clients, mainly crime and family.
After a vast range of cases including murder, drug trafficking, mental health, child abductions, robbery, fraud and sexual offences, she closed her practice in 1995 after deciding to specialise in crime only. Jennifer then moved from South London to work across the water in the West End for a legal 500 criminal law firm where she concentrated on trial advocacy, joining the crown court advocacy team, whilst still maintaining duty solicitor responsibilities.
In 2003 she moved to work for a criminal litigation firm in South London, during which time she became a higher rights advocate. In 2007 she moved to Kent and joined the Kent duty solicitor scheme in 2008, where she has continued to work as a higher rights advocate and duty solicitor.
Her greatest moments have been acquittals in cases of murder, manslaughter, GBH, a 10 year old cold case rape and finally a no case to answer in respect to a five handed violent disorder case.
Maggie BiglouSolicitor and High Court Advocate
Maggie has specialised in criminal defence for over 20 years.
Maggie has a broad range of experience, representing defendants charged with the most serious offences, including but not exclusively, murder, sexual offences and large scale frauds.
Maggie started her career working in London. She has worked on high profile cases such as the Millennium Dome Robbery, Damilola Taylor murder and has vast experience in large scale fraud and money laundering cases, in particular with special preparation. Notably Maggie worked on R v El Kurd, the largest money laundering case in the UK at the time.
Maggie also has Higher Rights of Audience which allows her to represent clients at the Crown Court facing the most serious of charges.
Kayleigh AdamsMagistrates Case Worker
Kayleigh offers clients experience of preparing cases with their solicitors from start to finish
Kayleigh has worked as a Magistrates Case Worker for nearly 10 months, after starting her career with Reeves and Co Solicitors 2 years ago as an administrator and managing the police station department.
Kayleigh is incredibly passionate about her role and prides herself on being approachable and listening to her clients, without judgement and providing the correct guidance for their case.
Kayleigh offers clients experience of preparing cases with their solicitors from start to finish; including taking statements, mitigation, reviewing case papers, instructing experts and much more, whilst always having her clients best interest as paramount.
Robert QuinnSolicitor | SRA ID: 277756
Robert Quinn is an experienced criminal solicitor having qualified and specialised in criminal defence work since 2004.
He was initially trained by, and subsequently worked for, one of the country’s largest, specialist, criminal defence firms based in London where he rose through the ranks to be appointed as a Director of the firm.
Seeking a change from life in the big city, Robert moved to Ashford in Kent where he has practised since 2006. During that time he has represented people in Courts and Police Stations all over Kent and the South East on a daily basis.
Robert is experienced at dealing with the entire range of criminal offences and prides himself on offering down to earth and realistic advice whilst doing his utmost to fight his client’s corner.
Helen AdamsSolicitor | SRA ID: 167645
Helen Adams has over 20 years experience as a solicitor.
Helen has worked for Reeves & Co Solicitors for over 5 years and has experience managing a number of different types of criminal cases which allows her to offer her clients quality advice and guidance.
Helen has been practising criminal law for 23 years after being admitted in 1995, graduating at the College of Law in York. She offers experience in both criminal and family law and prior to Reeves & Co managed a busy and successful Criminal Law practice.
Helen takes pride in the service she provides, this is evident by her high number of own clients that stem from repeat customers and recommendations. Helen is not only fantastic with her clients, but also ensures the family surrounding them receive the same high quality service and support through a very difficult time and set of circumstances.
Helen has dealt with a wide range of cases, often taking a case from police station stage right the way through to Crown Court advocacy. Helen has a specialism in handling cases involving youth clients and is aware of the range of factors that can present themselves with this cliental and how to resolve and handle them.
Helen builds exceptional rapport with her clients and has often been told she is someone they feel is approachable, will listen and fight their corner. She is well respected, with high levels of integrity and operates with her clients best interests first.
Faye is an experienced duty solicitor gaining a wealth of knowledge since she qualified in 2001 in all areas of crime.
Faye is an articulate and approachable individual and known for her support and guidance with her clients during very difficult times. Faye’s attention to detail and professionalism is second to none.
Faye has been commended by the judiciary on her competency and efforts on behalf of her clients.
Faye has dealt with major crime and high profile cases as well as miscarriages of justice throughout her career and we are pleased to have her vast experience as part of our team.
Eleanor completed her Graduate Diploma in Law and LPC at the University of Law in Guildford.
Eleanor subsequently completed her training contract at The Castle Partnership (incorporating Sears & Co) where she gained considerable experience in criminal law, her police station accreditation and Higher Rights qualification. Eleanor qualified as a solicitor in 2013.
Renowned in the firm for her exceptional levels of client care, conciliatory approach and empathy, Eleanor is driven by achieving the best possible outcome for her clients. Dealing with matters in the most practical and cost-effective way possible, ensuring continuity in the client journey and conducting the majority of her own advocacy all form part of the service that Eleanor offers her clients.
Eleanor’s unique skills and practical approach have led, in addition to dealing with criminal matters, to her practice of family law and developing a passion for mediation, in which she is trained and now specialises. Within the mediation process, her main motivations include negotiating outcomes without recourse to court and enabling parties to reach their own agreement.
Eleanor graduated from the University of London (Royal Holloway College) in 2001 with a BA (Hons) in French with Spanish and subsequently received an MA in French and European Critical Theory (distinction).
Laura BelcherSolicitor | SRA ID: 378755
Laura qualified as a Solicitor in 2006, after completing her Law Degree at Kent University.
Laura is highly experienced in all aspects of criminal law, including complex murder and rape cases. Laura receives fantastic feedback from her clients due to her supportive, empathetic nature and as she is able to offer clients a vast amount of knowledge and experience.
Victoria UrmossySolicitor | SRA ID: 433012
Victoria is a qualified Duty Solicitor specialising in criminal defence.
After obtaining a degree in Ancient History with honours from Royal Holloway University she went on to study Law at The College of Law in London, firstly undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Law and then going on to complete the Legal Practice Course.
During her time at The College of Law Victoria was awarded a Legal Aid funded training contract with a leading criminal law firm, this was one of only 350 awarded across the country to successful applicants.
Victoria successfully completed her training contract in 2009 and qualified as a Solicitor the same year. Upon qualification she moved to Reeves & Co Solicitors in Kent where she achieved Duty Solicitor status within 5 months of qualification.
Victoria is a senior solicitor within the firm dealing primarily with gang related crime from our London office.
Mehrin has worked in Criminal Defence for over 10 years
Mehrin gained her Police Station Accreditation in 2008 and was accredited as a Court Duty Solicitor in 2011.
Mehrin’s previous criminal defence experience comprises of a training contract at a large respected criminal defence practice and as a solicitor for a number of criminal defence firms. She has extensive knowledge in the the full spectrum of criminal defence offences.
Mehrin regularly attends Magistrates court and vigorously defends clients.
Experienced Law Student
Felicity is currently studying A levels in Law, History & English.
Felicity is a very hard worker ands supports with case work and has had a large exposure to Law to support with her studies.
Chloe BreezeCrown Court Case Worker
Chloe studied for three years at Southampton University and graduated with an LLB (Hons) Degree.
Chloe began her journey with Reeves and Co Solicitors 8 months ago through work experience with the firm, after quickly becoming passionate about her role, she started to take on more responsibilities within the firm.
Chloe is extremely enthusiastic about her role in the firm and thoroughly enjoys helping her clients. She strives to build trusting, lasting relationships with her clients and makes it her priority to ensure all clients are listened too and get their defence put forward.
Chloe assists clients in preparing for their Crown Court cases, from taking statements, preparing for defence statements, instructing experts, going through evidence and ensuring her clients are fully prepared for their hearings.
Alice BentleyPolice Station Case Worker
Alice is the head of Police station department at Reeves & Co Solicitors
Alice is a Police Station Representative at Reeves & Co Solicitors.
Whilst also providing legal advice and assistance to suspects in custody in police stations and to those being interviewed on a voluntary basis, Alice looks after clients throughout the investigation stage of their case.