New Duty Solicitor for Magistrates Courts

An Oswestry woman, who qualified as a Criminal Lawyer in June 2012 after studying part-time for six years whilst bringing up her young son and carrying on a career as a Police Station Representative, has now qualified as a Magistrates Court Duty Solicitor.

Former Marches School pupil, Sallie Stokes, is a Solicitor with leading law firm, GHP Legal, which has offices in Wrexham, Oswestry and Llangollen. Sallie will work in the courts at Mold, Shrewsbury, Chester and Wrexham.

Sallie joined the Crime team at GHP Legal in 2003, gaining accreditation as a Police Station Representative within her first year and signing up to study part-time at Nottingham Trent University two years later, with a view to becoming a fully-fledged Solicitor.

Sallie's commitment to the criminal law profession so impressed bosses at GHP Legal that they decided to offer her a training contract to run concurrently with her final two years study at Chester College of Law, where she completed her Legal Practice Course.

Congratulating her on gaining membership of the Criminal Litigation Arbitration Scheme, GHP Legal Partner and head of Crime, Stephen Edwards, said: "Sallie's commitment to the profession and to her job here at GHP Legal has been resolute from the beginning and this latest achievement is a just reward for her efforts. She continues to be a highly valued member of our Crime team."