Director / Senior Solicitor
Steven joined WMB Law as a Director in May 2015. He qualified as a Solicitor in 2007 and is also a qualified Duty Solicitor and Accredited Police Station Representative. Steven has the unique expertise to be a legal advisor right from an initial arrest, interview, charge, court representation and (if unfortunate enough to be convicted and sent to prison) he can continue advising throughout the detention period, ensuring that the earliest possible release can be secured.
- Motoring law
- Magistrates Court representation & Police station advice and interviews under caution (benefit fraud, military law)
- Prison adjudications & Parole applications
Katie is a legal secretary in our criminal law department who joined our firm in January 2021. She is a conscientious, dependable member of our team and endeavours to achieve optimum client satisfaction. Katie specialises in assisting our Crown Court caseworkers, preparing cases for trial and/or sentence as well as our solicitors within the Magistrates Court, Police Station, and Prison Law. Katie is recognised for her friendly, affable approach with our clients and endeavours to deal with enquiries in an efficient and expeditious manner. Having studied GCSE and A Level Law at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, Katie decided to pursue a career in law with a view to complete further education to progress in this sector.
John McMillan is a Solicitor-Advocate with Crown Court audience rights and has over 40 years of daily practice in the criminal courts. He is a Duty Solicitor who still offers suspects in the police station his expert advice and is proud of the 24/7 service this firm offers. John qualified as a Specialist Fraud Panel supervisor and is our Very High Cost Case supervisor which means that he is qualified to conduct the gravest and most complicated cases.John’s experience includes murder cases, rape trials,burglary, theft and robbery charges, Courts Martial in the UK and abroad, fraud and white collar crimes, internet abuse cases and motoring cases where his experience contributes greatly to the client’s chance of avoiding a ban.
- Magistrates Court
- Crown Court
- Police Station
Criminal Department Case Worker
Abbie joined WMB Law in May 2019 as a caseworker in the Crown Court Department and police station accredited representative. Abbie works closely with barristers to prepare cases and provides robust advice at the police station, she has an advanced knowledge of the police and criminal evidence act and ensures all her clients are treated fairly and properly during the police station stage. Abbie is also able to represent clients before parole board proceedings, including pre tariff sifts, recalls on license and prison adjudications. Abbie has worked in criminal law since 2012 and is currently completing her CILEX qualifications at University of Wolverhampton, she is passionate about criminal defence and her favourite part of her job is helping clients during what can be an anxious and stressful time.
Jane is a Police Station Representative and Criminal Caseworker with many years of experience in criminal law. Jane is very popular with clients for her down to earth, easy to understand approach and her local knowledge. Jane always does a very thorough job on behalf of clients.
- Magistrates Court Casework
- Police Station
- Crown Court Casework
Martin has worked as a Criminal Defence Advocate for 26 years in the West Midlands, Black Country, and Shropshire. He has represented clients both at Police Stations and Courts for all types of cases and always brings a professional and courteous attitude to every matter that he is involved in. Martin is also a keen film and sports enthusiast.
Claire is a Crown Court Caseworker within the Criminal Department at WMB Law. She works closely with Barristers to prepare Crown Court cases for trial, exploring all aspects of a client’s defence. Claire is extremely experienced, as she has been with the firm since 2000. She has dealt with a number of high profile cases, including those where clients have been charged with serious sexual offences and murder.
- Crown Court criminal cases
- Proceeds of Crime Act matters
- Appeals against convictions and sentence
- Care Proceedings/Social Services involvement
- Divorce/Financial Matters
- Children disputes about contact/residence etc
Sian qualified as a Solicitor in March 2021 and joined WMB Law in August 2022. She works as a solicitor in the Mental Health department. Sian has experience representing those subject to the Mental Health Act 1983.
Sian completed her LPC and LLM and is an Accredited Member of the Mental Health Panel.
Managemnet & Accounts
Demelza joined WMB Law in 2011. She has worked in the accounts department since 2015 as a Legal Cashier and took over the role of Practice Manager in March 2020. She has worked hard to promote a friendly and approachable office atmosphere and played a big part in managing the NEW Madeley office renovations and was instrumental in the office move.