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Christopher J Morton BA

Christopher graduated from Nottingham University in the mid 70’s and since that time has worked as a lawyer in private practice in the Pontefract and Wakefield areas specialising in Criminal Defence. He has Higher Rights in all criminal cases and in recent years has conducted most of the firm’s Crown Court cases from road traffic appeals at the lower level to trials involving the most serious criminal charges on the statute books at the highest.

Christopher has broad base of knowledge having worked in general practice for many years during which the Lord Chancellor appointed him as Clerk to the Tax Commissioners for the Inland Revenue for Pontefract which brought him into contact with many contentious issues involving the financial matters in taxation cases.

A keen sportsman, both as participator and supporter, Christopher has been a director at Pontefract Racecourse for over 20 years and is actively involved in the running and promotion of that sporting facility.

His ability to empathise with the difficult situations that clients often find themselves in is one of Christopher’s most valuable assets and, supplemented by his abilities as an experienced and competent Advocate, achieves a high level of success in the cases that he conducts.

Stephen Swan BA

Stephen moved from his native North East to attend the University at Leeds, qualifying as a solicitor in 1986.

Stephen worked in general practice in the Yorkshire area until setting up The Solicitors’ Chambers in 1999.

His primary speciality has always been in crime and has dealt with all manner of cases from speeding to murder.

Stephen is a Duty Solicitor and Higher Courts Advocate and regularly attends at the Crown court as well as maintaining his experience at the Police Station investigation stage. He also almost attends daily in the Magistrates Court.

When his family allow him time, Stephen is an enthusiastic sportsman and enjoys travel.

Karen Kemp

Karen joined the firm in 2001

In 2005 she qualified as an Accredited Police Station Representative with Datalaw. Karen has advised and assisted clients at Police Stations throughout Yorkshire for a variety of offences including murder.

Karen has extensive experience in preparing Crown Court cases and assisting the Advocates instructed throughout the trial.

Outside work Karen enjoys socialising with friends and is an avid motor enthusiast.


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