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THE PARTNERS

We are a three-partner firm;
Nicholas Clay, Ben Hibbert, and Harold Bloomfield. Between us we have over 70 years’ -worth of experience of conducting criminal litigation and advocacy.

Call us on 01482 324818
or our out of hours emergency number on 01482 502541

Nicholas Clay

Nicholas Clay

Having studied at Hull University, I qualified in London as a solicitor in 1997, where I worked for a high-street legal-aid practice conducting criminal defence, landlord & tenant, and personal injury work.

Since I came to work with John Robinson in June 2000, I have only undertaken defence-based criminal litigation and advocacy. I principally spend my time at the Magistrates’ Court and the police station.

I became a partner of the firm on 1 July 2003.

Ben Hibbert

Ben Hibbert

I studied law at the University of Hull before qualifying as a solicitor in 2000.

I worked in West Yorkshire before returning to Hull to work with John Robinson & Co in 2001. Since then I have specialised as a criminal solicitor appearing in Magistrates’ Courts and police stations across the Yorkshire area and further afield on a daily basis.

I became a partner of the firm on 1 July 2003.

Harold Bloomfield

Harold Bloomfield

I completed my training in Hull and was admitted as a solicitor in 1981. My first job as a Solicitor was in Lincoln where I worked for about 12 months before returning to Hull.

Throughout my working life I have represented individuals in police custody and before the criminal Courts. I qualified as a Higher Rights Advocate over 10 years ago, and have appeared regularly in the Crown Court ever since. I have successfully represented clients before the Court of Appeal on several occasions.

I joined John Robinson & Co as a partner in October 2006.

Clerks

The firm employs a number of clerks that help prepare our cases in the Courts, and who also regularly attend at local police stations to represent our clients.

'We are an approachable, friendly, and knowledgeable team committed to providing you with the best representation available when criminal allegations are being investigated or prosecuted.'