Meet the Team at Carr & Co Solicitors
Jonathan M. Slawinski BA (Hons)
Criminal Defence Solicitor Advocate
Jonathan qualified as a Solicitor in 1995. He is a Duty Solicitor and has obtained his Higher Rights meaning that he can represent clients from the Police Station right through to the Court of Appeal. He regularly represents clients at the Police Station and Magistrates Court. His areas of work include; Serious Crime – Homicide, Sexual Offences, Drugs Offences, Fraud, Benefit Fraud and Road Traffic Defence. Jonathan is a member of the Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme.
Sonia Kidd BSc (Hons)
Criminal Defence Solicitor Advocate
Sonia qualified as a Solicitor in 2003. She is a Duty Solicitor and has obtained her Higher Rights meaning that she can represent clients from the Police Station right through to the Court of Appeal. She regularly represents clients at the Police Station and Magistrates Court. Her areas of work include; Serious Crime – Homicide, Sexual Offences, Drugs Offences, Fraud, Benefit Fraud and Road Traffic Defence. Sonia is a member of the Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme.
Nazaim Hussain LLB (Hons)
Nazaim joined the firm in 1999, he now heads the Crown Court Department and manages the complex case load that follows with a busy Criminal Practice. He specialises in Proceeds of Crime Cases and routinely takes instructions from clients both in the office and at prison to enable their cases to be prepared effectively. He closely liaises with in house Counsel and Barristers in their chambers in the preparation of cases ranging from theft, violent crime, sexual offences, drugs, fraud, proceeds of crime and murder. His ability to speak Urdu and Punjabi is of added benefit to the firm.
Aubrey Sampson BA Law (Hons)
Higher Court Advocate
Aubrey joined Carr and Co in June 2018 as a Consultant and brings a wealth of experience to the firm. He practised primarily in Wales and was a partner in a thriving Criminal Practice. Having re settled in West Yorkshire, he focuses on In House advocacy at the Crown and High Court giving advice and representing clients at trial and on sentence. He also assists his colleagues in the Magistrates and attends police station interviews. He is a welcome addition to the team and brings 30 years of experience with him.
Anastasis Tasou BA (Hons)
High Court Advocate
Anastasis has been representing clients primarily in the Crown Court as our in house advocate for over 12 months. He qualified in 1998 and achieved his Higher Rights of Audience in 2001. He has practised exclusively in the field of criminal defence and has specialised in trials at the Crown Court since 2001. He deals with all types of cases but concentrates on serious offences and has achieved a high success rate over the years. Anastasis has regularly appeared before the Court of Appeal and a number of his cases have been reported in legal journals.
Erica Topham (Hons)
Erica qualified as a solicitor in 2004. She is a Duty Solicitor and has acquired her Higher Rights which means that she can represent clients from the Police Station through to the Court of Appeal. She regularly appears at the Police Station and Magistrates Court. Her areas of work include Serious Crime – Homicide, Sexual Offences, Drugs Offences through to Supply/Importation, Infringement of Trading Standards, Fraud, Benefit Fraud and Road Traffic Defence. Erica is a member of the Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme. Erica joined the firm in May 2019 having been a Sole Practitioner managing her own case load and client base around West and North Yorkshire. She strengthens the team at Carr and Co and brings with her a wide range of experience.
Need Criminal Defence Legal Advice?
Are the Police contacting you to attend the Police Station for a chat? Unsure what to do? Have you received a Requisition or been charged to attend court for an offence you were interviewed about with no Solicitor? Have you a friend, relative or child under arrest? Are the Police looking for you? Have you concerns about any criminal matter or are unsure as to whether your problem is related to Criminal Law? Contact us during office hours, via email or on our Emergency Mobile Number if it is outside office hours or at the weekend. We will answer your query straight away.