About us

Robinsons Solicitors was established in 2006 by the well known solicitor John Robinson. John had worked his whole life to provide legal aid to the people of Hull who needed it most. He gained a reputation for being Hull’s lawyer for the people, and today Robinson’s Solicitors is based in the same office John worked so tirelessly in all those years ago.

As his nephew, Michael has continued John's legacy since he passed, building the team to the three established solicitors, various support staff and supporting the community in their thousands through legal aid, support and advice.

 

 
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Michael Robinson - Senior Solicitor, Managing Director

Michael is Hull born and bred. He has a legal background, with several members of his family being successful solicitors and barristers. Of course, Michael’s biggest influence was his late Uncle John Robinson, the founder of this firm. John sadly passed away in November 2016, however Michael has worked hard to ensure that the legacy of his Uncle lives on through Robinson's Solicitors and the fair representation of local people in criminal proceedings. 

Michael qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and joined Robinson's Solicitors soon after. Michael has specialised in criminal law throughout his 13 year career and as such he has developed a wealth of knowledge in the field of criminal defence work. Michael has the benefit of learning from the best in respect of his training, and his Uncle was both his teacher and mentor.

As the head of Robinson's Solicitors, Michael handles a general case load dealing with clients at the Police Station and Magistrates Court. He represents clients in a wide range of cases, from road traffic offences to murder. Michael will regularly represent clients at trial in the Magistrates Court and he has a reputation for his ability to interact well with people from a variety of backgrounds. He has extensive experience in cases involving youths and vulnerable persons as clients, and Michael has the ability to utilise his skills to afford these people the best representation at court.

Michael is renowned for quickly building up rapport and trust with his clients and he has the ability to instinctively recognise the core issues of every case. Michael provides clear and concise advice to his clients, and he will talk through all aspects of the case with them, to ensure that they fully understand the court process. Michael is always available to meet with clients in conference and to discuss their case.

 

 
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Joanne Markham - Higher Rights Solicitor

Joanne is a specialist criminal defence solicitor and has Higher Rights to appear before the Crown Court.  She has worked for Robinson's solicitors since 2012 prior to which she was a founding partner of another local firm.

Joanne has worked in her home city of Hull since 1993 working in the field of criminal defence.  She appears regularly in the Magistrates Court as well as representing clients at the Police Station and has also appeared before the Crown Court.

 

 
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David Robson - Higher Rights Solicitor

Dave is a criminal defence solicitor of some 30 years experience and has built a large and loyal client following.

He is a qualified duty solicitor, a higher rights Crown Court advocate and the firms supervisor.

Dave represents clients in the local criminal Courts and Police Stations on a daily basis and deals with the full spectrum of criminal and road traffic act offences ranging from simple cases of theft, assault, public order through to more serious offences of fraud, burglary, robbery, rape, terrorism and murder.

 

 
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Victoria Kirk - Higher Rights Solicitor

Victoria qualified as a Solicitor in 2012, having spent a significant period of time working as a Police Station Representative and Trainee Solicitor for a local firm.  

Victoria has over 15 years of experience working in Criminal Law and now joins Robinson’s Solicitors as a Solicitor Advocate.  

Victoria is a Court Duty Solicitor and also has Higher Rights of Audience, allowing her to represent clients through to the Crown Court.  

Victoria has experience of dealing with a variety of offences including general criminal offences and regulatory offences.  

Victoria enjoys working on complex and unusual matters requiring research and has an eye for detail. 

 

 
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Lyndsey Barker - Practice Manager, Crown Court Cler

Lyndsey joined Robinson's in 2009 and has worked in law firms in the local area for over 15 years.

Lyndsey is our practice manager and is responsible for the day to day running of the office and our Crown Court files.  Lyndsey’s role involves attending at the Crown Court and general assistance in the preparation of cases heard at the Crown Court which includes trials for a range of offences.

Lyndsey is known for being very thorough and was mentored by the late John Robinson and worked alongside John on all Crown Court files. 

 

 
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Jade Crawshaw. - Legal Secretary

‘Jade is the newest member to our firm. She has worked in the area of Criminal Law for over 10 years and deals with file management and client correspondence. Jade assists with all aspects of administration and loves to build a rapport with all clients.’