Criminal defence lawyer returns to Williamsons

Criminal law specialist Robin Smith has returned to Williamsons Solicitors after 10 years away from the firm.

An experienced advocate with a higher rights qualification, Smith has represented clients in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts for a range of offences, including murder.

Smith qualified in 1997. He spent the earlier part of his career at Williamsons.

Commenting on his return to Williamsons, Smith 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.”

Earlier this year, Williamsons added Mike Farr to its defence advocacy team.

Farr was attracted to the new role due to the law firm’s reputation for the highest quality representation and its long-standing client base.