Specialist Criminal Solicitors

Meet Your Emery Johnson Team

Our specialist team of Criminal lawyers and professional advocates provide expert advice and legal representation from the police station through all courts and hearings; from Schools Admissions Appeals to Road Traffic Offences and from fraud to drug related crime and murder.

Because our solicitor advocates do not need to enlist the services of a barrister, you benefit from representation by someone who knows you, has handled your case from the outset and who has an excellent record for securing successful outcomes for clients in all courts and hearings

For any enquiries, contact our team via email:

crimeteam@johnsonastills.com

Helen Johnson, Managing Partner
Helen is a highly respected criminal solicitor who founded Emery Johnson in 1995. Now leading Emery Johnson Astills, in her role as a Solicitor Advocate, Helen regularly represents clients all the way from police station to trial and enjoys a reputation for success in all courts, including the Crown Court, when acting in place of a barrister.

Professional Information 

  • Solicitor Advocate, Criminal Courts
  • Member of the Law Society
  • Duty Solicitor

Contact:  hlj@johnsonastills.com

Isabel Wilson, Partner
Isabel joined Emery Johnson in 2002 and became a partner in 2011. Like Helen, she is a Solicitor Advocate who combines her in-depth case knowledge with expert advocacy to achieve success for clients in court, without the need to instruct a barrister.

Isabel also acts for clients in professional disciplinary proceedings.

Professional Information

  • Solicitor Advocate, Criminal Courts
  • Duty solicitor
  • Member of The Law Society

Contact:  ixw@johnsonastills.com

Michelle Harding, Associate
Michelle has been with us since 2005. She offers advice and representation in all aspects of criminal defence law at the police station and in the Magistrates’ Court. Michelle can also represent clients in the Crown Court, without the need to instruct a barrister.

Professional Information 

  • Solicitor Advocate, Criminal & Civil Courts
  • Duty Solicitor
  • Member of The Law Society
  • Prison Law Supervisor

Contact:  mch@johnsonastills.com

Orla Slattery, Solicitor
Orla became one of the team in 2012. She offers advice and representation in all aspects of criminal defence law at the police station and in the Magistrates’ Court. Orla can also represent clients in the Crown Court, without the need to instruct a barrister.

Orla acts for clients in professional disciplinary proceedings.

Professional Information 

  • Magistrate Courts
  • Solicitor Advocate, Criminal Courts
  • Member of The Law Society

Contact:  ocs@johnsonastills.com

Sajeela Hussain, Solicitor Sajeela has been with us since 2008. She offers advice and representation in all aspects of criminal defence law at the police station and in the Magistrates’ Court.

Professional Information

  • Magistrate Courts
  • Member of The Law Society

Contact:  sxh@johnsonastills.com