Accredited Police Station Representative
Samantha completed a degree in Criminology and Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2011, and subsequently completed her Police Station Accreditation from Cardiff University in 2017.
She joined Hatchers Solicitors in March 2015 and moved to the Criminal Department in May 2016.
Areas of Expertise
Samantha’s role is predominantly as an Accredited Police Station Representative, defending suspects at Police Stations for interviews under caution whether they are arrested and detained in custody or if they are attending on a voluntary basis. At the Police Station she will ensure that your rights are protected, analyse and explain the strength of the evidence against you and advise you thoroughly before, during and after interview. As well as representing those who are being interviewed by the Police, Samantha also represents those being interviewed by other prosecuting bodies such as the Department of Work and Pensions and the RSPCA.
Samantha and her colleagues in the Criminal Department are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to provide such advice and asking for Hatchers to represent you will not delay your time at the Police Station. The out of hours service can be contacted on 07967 054950.
Samantha is also a Crown Court Caseworker assisting in preparing our client’s Crown Court matters. Should your case be referred to the Crown Court, Samantha will instruct the most suitable barrister to your needs on your behalf and will work closely alongside them to form your defence case, instructing experts (such as toxicologists and computer forensic examiners) to carry out an independent analysis of the prosecution evidence and challenge their case.
The Criminal Department have a wealth of experience in all criminal matters and would be happy to defend you whether it be at the Police Station, Magistrates Court or Crown Court.
In her spare time, Samantha is a keen runner and often spends her evenings pounding the pavements of Shrewsbury with her Hatchers colleagues.
A little bit more about Samantha
- First job – Waitress at a town centre coffee shop
- Favourite food/drink – Samantha loves any form of chocolate and is partial to a cocktail
- Personal ambition – to run the London Marathon
“Personally would like to thank Sam. She was a breath of fresh air and helped to put my mind at rest at a really difficult time. Her prompt response to emails and calls was outstanding. Thank you.”
“Sam was a pleasure to deal with, as were other members of staff who sometimes answered the phone. Everyone helped to make a stressful time easier. Thank you.”
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