Michelle Breindel has over 20 years’ experience specialising in Criminal Law; becoming a Duty Solicitor in 2001. She has become an established Advocate in many of the Courts around Essex. She acts for Clients in both the Youth and Magistrates Court, the Crown Court and Police Station.
She undertakes both Private and Legally Aided work. She has an extensive knowledge of the Law.
She is known for dealing with complex and novel issues when defending Clients in a variety of offences ranging from assault, murder and rape to sexual offences and robberies. She has vast experience in representing Clients in large complex murders.
In relation to motoring, Michelle has extensive experience in this niche area of law. She regularly defends a wide variety of cases from dangerous driving, drug and drink driving to dealing with speeding and ‘Totting’ procedures. Michelle is very successful in running Exceptional Hardship Arguments to assist drivers with keeping their licence once they become ‘Totters’ and has an impressive reputation for dealing with these types of cases.
She has dealt with a huge variety of cases including traffic matters, serious violence, murder, all manner of sexual offences, public order and dishonesty. She was recently involved in the successful outcome in a million pound Trading Standards fraud case. She has also undertaken a number of Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) cases.
Emma qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and is a duty solicitor and accredited police station representative. Emma joined Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP in November 2011 and specialises in all aspects of criminal defence work. Whilst Emma conducts a significant amount of work in the Magistrates and Youth courts, she has substantial experience of the gravest Crown Court matters including murder, other serious violence, sexual offences, firearms offences and fraud. In particular, Emma has developed a niche area of expertise in respect of serious sexual offences and her cases are often reported in the media.
With an eye for detail and a comprehensive knowledge of the criminal law, Emma has established a reputation for her meticulous approach to the preparation of cases. Her clients are repeatedly complimentary of her manner, approach and support.
A few testimonials from Emma’s clients:
May I Take the opportunity to thank you for your professional and compassionate approach and service with such a case. Amongst the many worries this situation brings it has been good to have the confidence and belief in someone representing my son and I am eternally grateful.
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you personally and your company in representing me at court and the police station, Me and my wife and stepdaughter are in your gratitude as my sentence was suspended with a fine, also a big big thanks to my barrister Chris Martin, he was so welcoming in my darkest time in court today.
Seth was admitted as a Solicitor in 2008 and obtained Duty Solicitor status in 2009. He has over a decade of experience as a criminal defence Solicitor. Seth joined Paul Robinson from another local criminal defence firm where he had worked since 2006.
Seth deals with all aspects of criminal defence work, from the police station to the Court of Appeal. He represents clients on issues ranging from road traffic and shoplifting, to murder, serious sexual offences and large-scale criminal conspiracies. Seth regularly attends at the police station and at the Magistrates Court, providing advocacy in both the youth and adult court.
Seth has a particular interest in road traffic matters including ‘totting up’ and exceptional hardship arguments, excess alcohol/drugs offences, special reasons arguments and careless or dangerous driving. He provides robust advice and effective advocacy.
Seth is known for giving clear and decisive advice. He is always approachable and compassionate, and is skilled at dealing with vulnerable clients. Seth is very aware of the stress that comes with any criminal proceedings and adopts a calm and reassuring approach in every case.
Serena Berry joined our team in August 2017, having previously worked for a specialist criminal defence firm based in London since she qualified as a solicitor in 2009.
Serena is a passionate and effective advocate who is adept in representing clients appearing in the Magistrates Court and the Youth Court for a full range of offences. She has extensive experience of dealing with more serious offences before the Crown Court, including matters such as fraud, drug offences, serious assaults and sex offences, as well as dealing with ancillary matters of confiscation and Appeal. Additionally, she is a qualified accredited police station representative and has developed a keen interest in motoring law.
Qualifications: LLB (Hons) Reading University 2016;
Police Station Accreditation 2018;
LLC Masters BPP University (Current)
Madeleine joined Paul Robinson Solicitors in 2017 as a Paralegal in our Crime department. She assisted fee earners on a wide range of matters from theft to murder. Madeleine successfully completed her Police Station Accreditation in 2018 and regularly represents clients at the police station on a range of matters.
Madeleine started her training contract in 2018 and is currently working in our Litigation department. She assists with matters relating to property disputes, debt recovery, possession proceedings and commercial matters. She has previously completed seats in Private Client and Criminal Defence.
Qualifications: 1st Class LLB Law (Hons) Degree; University of Greenwich (2017)
Grays Inn Scholarship
City Law School Scholarship
Police Station Accreditation (2019)
Danielle joined the firm in 2020 as a Paralegal in our Crime and Motoring Department. Prior to joining the team, Danielle gained experience and worked as a criminal paralegal, at a criminal defence firm based in Essex. Danielle is a qualified police station representative and has experience representing clients across a broad spectrum of offences, including assaults, thefts, fraud and serious sexual offences. Danielle after receiving two scholarships from Gray’s Inn and City University, commenced her Bar Professional Training Course in 2019. She is currently in the final stages and will soon complete her qualification and will qualify as a Barrister.
I cannot praise you and your team enough for the professional way you handled my situation, you have been so kind and reassuring in what has been a very emotional and distressing time.
Melanie Steeples, FAMILY
Thanks again for your help you have been the fastest solicitors I have ever used. I will use you again in the future for anything I need!
Jodie Beaton, PROPERTY
I have used Sophie Cannon on a few occasions and feel her service to her clients are outstanding, very professional and would highly recommend to friends/family. I look forward to do business with Sophie/Paul Robinson shortly.
Sophie Cannon, PROPERTY
I thank you for conducting what I consider to be a first class job on my behalf and wish you every success in the future
Melanie Steeples, FAMILY
Faultless service, fantastic in all areas. The service from start to finish was exceptional – the best I have known.