Areas of law:

Crime and Investigation, Magistrates’ Court, Youth Court, Police Station, Motoring Solicitors

Rhianne is a Solicitor in the Magistrates Court team, based at our St Albans Office and regularly attends Court to represent clients.

 

Rhianne joined Reeds having successfully completed her academic training with a 2:1 in her Law degree from the University of Southampton, successfully completing the Police Station Accreditation scheme and latterly the successful completion of the Legal Practice Couse (LPC) at BPP University in London, where she achieved a distinction in Advanced Crime.

 

Rhianne completed her Training Contract at Reeds where she undertook seats in; Family Law (Private and Public Law matters), Criminal Law and Prison Law. Throughout her Training Contract she represented clients at Family Court hearings, represented parents at PLO Hearings prior to care proceedings being instigated, represented prisoners in Prison Law hearings including both Oral Hearings and Adjudications. She also regularly attended hearings with our specialist Solicitors and Barristers and prepared cases for upcoming Court hearings and Trials which involved reviewing disclosure and meeting with clients to go through the case and take details instructions. Clients benefit from her calm and methodical approach to her work which she uses to ensure that every individual client is listened to and that every case is considered fully and carefully.

 

During and outside of office hours, her work as a Police Station Representative sees Rhianne defending clients at the Police Station in cases ranging from minor to serious offences, having undertaken this role at two previous firms. She is able to offer clients reliable, practical and useful advice; ensuring that they are fully aware of what to expect from their detention and the way in which the investigation may progress.  She advises clients from a variety of backgrounds; including those who are particularly vulnerable, such as juveniles, those suffering from either physical disabilities or mental health difficulties; and those for whom English is not their first language.