Jeanette Miller, Senior and Managing partner of Geoffrey Miller Solicitors www.geoffreymillersolicitors.co.uk
Jeanette Miller is the Senior & Managing Partner at Geoffrey Miller Solicitors. Based in Manchester, the firm boasts an impressive track record having won a number of high profile cases nationwide and is a leading authority in its field.
Jeanette has appeared on a number of national radio and television programmes providing expert commentary in this complex field of ever changing law. Jeanette is also the co-author of the Lawpack publication, “Fight a Motoring Ticket” designed for drivers to represent themselves without a legal representative in court.
Charles Stansfield, Principal of Charles Stansfield & Co
Charles qualified as a solicitor in 1973 and immediately started in an advocacy role as a Prosecuting Solicitor in Cambridge returning to the North West to prosecute in Greater Manchester. There followed three years as a defence lawyer for the major criminal law firm in Hong Kong.
Charles returned to England at the end of 1979, prosecuted for a short while and then went into private practice as a defence advocate also continuing to prosecute as agent for the Crown Prosecution Service.
It was at this stage that Charles started to specialise in Road Traffic and Road Transport Law becoming an appointed lawyer for the Road Haulage Association and Freight Transport Association, the major professional associations for the road transport industry in the UK.
By 1989 Road Traffic Law was occupying virtually all of Charles’s time and he took the step of forming his own law firm undertaking exclusively that type of business. Charles represents motorists and transport companies throughout England and Wales and is a familiar face in Magistrates Courts all over the country.
Following his selection by the Lord Chancellor, Charles completed five years part-time appointment as what is now a District Judge in the busy city courts of Bradford and Stoke-on-Trent.
Senior Partner of Richard Silver Solicitors
Richard Silver qualified in 1986 and is the firm’s Senior Solicitor. With over 20 years' experience, including eight with the Crown Prosecution Service, he is a criminal defence specialist and deals exclusively with criminal and motoring cases. He has Higher Courts Rights of Audience, is an accredited Duty Solicitor and is also a member of the Manchester Law Society Criminal Law Committee.
He regularly appears in Magistrates’ Courts all over the country and has also represented clients in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal. His clients include professional footballers and well-known actors, and come from all walks of life, many having been referred by other Solicitors and Barristers or recommended by existing clients.
Richard is a motoring enthusiast, who rides a Triumph motorbike and has a classic 1969 MGB Roadster. He also spends time skiing, hill-walking and mountain biking.
Senior Partner of Sonn MacMillan & Walker Solicitors www.criminalsolicitor.co.uk
Senior and founding partner of Sonn Macmillan Walker, which is a firm based in Central London. Whilst the firm undertakes all aspects of criminal defence work for which it is endorsed by Chambers and the Legal 500 directories, David Sonn specialises in white collar and road traffic offences. He and the firm undertake this work both for privately funded and legally aided clients.
David appears as advocate in the magistrates’ court or crown court in a significant proportion of the cases that he undertakes and as a Higher Court Advocate, he regularly appears in the High Court in appellate cases. Many of these have been reported as they have helped clarify the law in this specialist area.
Invited Members - Scotland
Graham Walker has been practicing law since 1984. His firm “Graham Walker Solicitors” have specialised in criminal law since its inception in 1987. He has always had a keen interest in road traffic law and in 2001 his firm roadtrafficlaw.com launched their first website.
Roadtrafficlaw.com was one of the first firms in Scotland to specialise exclusively in road traffic law. Since that time Graham has become widely acknowledged by colleagues, the press and the bench as an expert in this area. He has appeared on Scottish Television, Radio and in the Press providing opinions and views on road traffic law. He has successfully represented celebrities, sportsmen, Government officials and even road traffic police officers!
Michael Lyon was one of Scotland’s first specialist road traffic lawyer and heads a Practice that is focussed on defending the motorist throughout Scotland. Michael is the appointed road traffic solicitor for a number of Companies in Scotland and has defended high profile celebrities to fellow Solicitors.
Michael has personally defended in excess of one thousand road traffic cases in Scotland ranging from drink driving offences to speeding allegations. He has successfully defended road traffic cases throughout the whole of Scotland and has become widely recognised as an expert in this field of law.
Michael’s Firm prides itself on proving advice in an honest and accurate manner and offers the very highest standard of representation for those accused of motoring offences in Scotland.