North East law firm Hay & Kilner has boosted its award-winning criminal litigation team with the appointment of experienced solicitor Jonathan Cousins.
Jonathan brings 15 years’ experience to the Newcastle-headquartered practice that has been gained across a wide range of practice areas.
After studying for his law degree at the University of Sussex, Jonathan took a Masters degree at Nottingham University before completing his legal qualifications at the College of Law in London.
He has practiced in North East England since 2003, qualifying as a Duty Solicitor in 2007 and as a Higher Court Advocate in 2010, and is based at Hay & Kilner’s Wallsend office.
Jonathan Cousins says: “I’d come across solicitors from Hay & Kilner at various points in my career and was always impressed with the pride they took in the work they did for their clients, an ethos that matches my own, and joining the firm provides me with a great opportunity to progress my career.”
Established in 1946, Hay & Kilner is one of North East England’s leading independent law firms and provides a full range of legal services to businesses and individuals from both within and outside the region.
Its criminal litigation department was named as the Crime & Regulatory team of the year at the Northern Law Awards for three consecutive years, from 2015 to 2017.
Mark Harrison, partner and head of the criminal litigation department at Hay & Kilner Law Firm, adds: “Criminal litigation has long been one of the firm’s strongest subject areas and we are continuing to invest in the team to ensure we keep providing the best possible service to our clients.
“Jonathan is a highly regarded legal practitioner and brings with him a huge amount of practical experience and knowledge.”