Meet the Criminal Department
Michael Jeary: Senior Partner
Head of Criminal Deparment
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.
Michael Wills: Solicitor
I have been in general practice for more years than I care to remember.
In April 2007 I joined Jeary & Lewis as a Consultant, concentrating on Criminal Law. I work on cases in the Magistrates and Crown Courts.
In my spare time I enjoy music and travelling.
David Gostling: Solicitor
I qualified as a Solicitor in 1972 and have worked in Swindon since 1981. I have broad experience in all aspects of Criminal Law and have been a Duty Solicitor for over 25 years.
I also regularly sit as a Deputy District Judge in the Magistrates Courts around the country.
I am sympathetic and supportive, but have a realistic approach to those who find themselves in the complicated and often bewildering process of Criminal Law.
I live in Oxfordshire and am happy to attend Police Station and Magistrates Courts in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.
In my sparetime, I enjoy a beer with friends, rugby matches and motor racing.
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.
Kim Brereton: Solicitor
I specialise in Criminal Law 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.
In my spare time I enjoy music, fitness and a good catch up with friends
John Weatherall : Solicitor
I am an experienced Criminal Lawyer and a Duty Solicitor in both the Magistrates Court and Police Stations. I am also an advocate in the Crown Court. I have dealt with murder, rape, drugs, fraud and minor traffic offences