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Peter Harper

Crown Court Caseworker and Police Station Rep

Cardiff , Bridgend

07895 307 608

Areas of law:

Criminal Defence Solicitors, Youth Court, Police Station, Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court, Appeals Against Conviction, Appeals Against Conviction and Sentence, Fraud Solicitors, Consumer Protection & Trading Standards

Peter Harper is a Crown Court Caseworker and Police Station Representative, based in our Cardiff and Bridgend branches. Peter advises client’s in the police stations in the South Wales area, applying for legal aid for clients where appropriate and preparing instructing for Counsel in Crown Court matter to include taking clients instructions. He also drafts Defence Case Statements and corresponds with clients throughout the case. Peter will also find experts and instruct them where necessary.

Prior to Reeds, Peter worked for David and Snape for 48 years and Redkite Solicitors for 13 month both in Bridgend. In both of these roles, Peter advised clients in the police station, prepared case for the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court, which would include where appropriate applying for legal aid/or discussing and agreeing fees on a private basis. He would also take client’s instruction and comments upon the prosecution evidence, interview lay witnesses, and find and instruct expert witnesses and in legal aid matters obtaining prior authority to incur the fees of the experts. Peter has a wealth of experience in preparing Briefs for Barristers in Crown Court matters, as well as preparing Notices of Appeal, whether it be conviction or sentence from Magistrates’ Court to Crown Court. Peter has advised on all kinds of matters in police station from common assaults to murders.

Peter Harper makes an effort to meet his clients on their level. Barristers appreciate Peter’s input in cases that he is assisting on. Peter is always truthful when speaking with clients about the seriousness of the matter they are involved in, whilst also reassuring them that he and the team are doing all that they can to assist.