Meet the Criminal Department
Michael Jeary - Senior Partner
Head of Criminal Deparment
I founded Jeary & Lewis Solicitors in 1986, and have specialised in Criminal Litigation since 1970. I am a Duty Solicitor, and hold a Higher Rights Certificate to represent clients in the Crown Court. I have always had a strong ambition to represent members of the public who find themselves in conflict with authority.
When I am not busy helping my clients, I enjoy being a computer geek on my Apple Mac, walking my springer spaniels Moc and Minnie the Minx and being a Granddad.
Mike Pulsford - Solicitor
I was admitted as a Solicitor in 1980 whilst working as a Legal Advisor in the Magistrates Court Service. In 1981 I became a Deputy Clerk to the North Wiltshire Magistrates and then went into private practice in 1985. I have always specialised in Criminal Law and in 1994 was one of only 31 Solicitors nationwide to be granted Higher Rights of Audience. That means I can conduct Crown Court trials and appear in the Court of Appeal. Since then I have been involved in several high profile cases. I have represented clients charged with prison riot, murder, large scale computer fraud and high value money laundering.
In my spare time I enjoy watching football. I have been a local youth club leader for the past 30 years and am also on the Regional Committee of the Urban Saints National Youth Organisation.
Terry McCarthy - Solicitor
I have been at Jeary & Lewis Solicitors since 2010. I have many years experience, having qualified as a Solicitor in 1977. I represent clients in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and neighbouring Counties both at the Police Station and at the Magistrates Courts.
Linda Holmes - Solicitor
Having previously worked for a major airline for 11 years, I qualified as a Solicitor in 2006, having been employed by HMCS as a Legal Adviser in 2004. This experience was invaluable when I then moved on to private criminal practice in 2010, as I had gained an insight into the Court process from a different perspective.
I am a fully qualified Police Station Representative and Duty Solicitor and also have had previous experience in both Prison Law cases and Family matters.
Personally, I have two grown up children and live in Oxfordshire.
Kim Moules - Solicitor
I have practised in Criminal Law since 2007 and have experience in a broad range of cases. I am a qualified Duty Solicitor and assist people both at the Police Station and Magistrates Courts. I am sympathetic, patient and have knowledge of the workings of the complex Criminal System which I seek to aid people through.
I also represent clients who are having difficulties with Social Services in relation to their children.
In my spare time I enjoy music, fitness and a good catch up with friends.
Jenny Wynne - Solicitor
As a mature student I studied part-time through The Open University to obtain a Law degree whilst bringing up my family and working part-time. I am now a qualifiedSolicitor and I have gained legal experience in Crime, Childcare & Family, and Residential Property.
I am also an Accredited Police Station Representative, and attend with and advise clients when they are required to be interviewed by the Police, or other agencies such as The DWP or The NHS.
Outside of work I enjoy walking my dog, cooking, reading, skiing and spending time with my family.
Laura Vickers - Legal Assistant
I joined Jeary & Lewis Solicitors in June 2007, following successful completion of a Legal Secretaries Diploma. I have just completed a Specialist Paralegal Qualification in Criminal Litigation, and also hope to become an Accredited Legal Representative in due course.
Outside of work, my time is mainly spent running around after my Daughter and catching up with friends when time allows!