Serena is an Associate Solicitor within the firm. She completed her law degree at the University of Lancaster in and her Legal Practice Course at The College of Law in Chester. Serena completed her training contract locally and is a member of the Chesterfield Magistrates Court and Police Station Duty Solicitor Schemes.
Serena joined Elliot Mather’s Criminal Department in October 2017 and is based at our Chesterfield office. Her focus since moving to the firm has been representing clients at the Police Stations, Magistrates Courts and Youth Courts in the Derbyshire area and beyond.
Serena has experience in representing clients on a daily basis at the Magistrates Court, offering advice and assistance to both Private paying clients and those eligible for legal aid. She has helped clients charged with a wide range of offences including murder, firearms offences, assault, supply of drugs, serious sexual offences, road traffic offences and high value fraud. Serena is also part of a team that provides Police Station cover not only during office hours, but evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.
Serena is extremely conscientious and always likes to make sure she has fully prepared every file to the highest standard before attending Court. Her particular strength is the preparation and conduct of trial matters where her preparation and careful consideration of the evidence is often rewarded with a very good outcome for the client.