I qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and have worked at Thomson Webb & Corfield since 2012. Previously, I practiced in London and specialised in complex crime and then civil and commercial dispute resolution litigation. I am accredited by the Legal Services Commission and the Law Society to act as a Court Duty Solicitor and provide advice at the police station and at Court.
What can I do for you?
My work covers a broad spectrum of offences. I have been involved in some very big and complex cases in the Crown Court, as well as many smaller, interesting ones. I have been involved in high-profile cases appearing in The Old Bailey and represented people charged with serious sex and violence allegations, but I have also represented people for simple motoring and minor public disorder offences. I have experience in representing people with profound mental health problems or learning disabilities.
My previous experience also covers dispute resolution and litigation and I have handled cases in the Royal Courts of Justice and a variety of County Courts.
Regardless of the extent of the case, I always work hard to ensure the best possible result for my client, whether that is a not guilty verdict or guilty plea with mitigation to ensure a favorable sentence. I am proud to say that I have a very competitive trial success rate.
I enjoy being in court and the advocacy this entails. This work is very humanised and as a criminal advocate my job is to inspire confidence; in my client and in the magistrates or the judge.
There are all sorts of reasons you might need a criminal solicitor. My advice is always that if you find yourself at the police station then ask for a lawyer at the earliest opportunity, whether you think you need one or not. Advice at the police station is free of charge and it is always better to have a solicitor that you don’t need than to need one that you don’t have. I can come to see you, explain the law and provide help and reassurance. Ordinarily, if we deal with your case at the police station, we will stay with you throughout the life of the case.
Why come to us?
We may be a small team, but we are so well established and experienced that we are one of the biggest players in Cambridgeshire. We are all qualified duty solicitors, who are exceptionally good at their job, which means you will not get a variable service depending on who turns up on the day. We have a very good success rate and offer excellent client care.
I put forward a case based on my clients’ instructions but I will also assess the evidence and offer the best advice I can. As a result, I have a long-established own client list, clients trust me and they know I will always work to get the best possible result for them.
What clients say:
“Mr Symonds is a dynamic, quick thinking and compassionate young man. His strategic thinking skills are impeccable.”
If you would like to get in touch you can email me on NSymonds@twclaw.co.uk or you can contact my assistants Gemma Richardson on GRichardson@twclaw.co.uk or Clare Wisbey on CWisbey@twclaw.co.uk