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Nick Redhead studied law at Oxford University before qualifying as a solicitor in 1991. Since then, he has worked exclusively in the field of criminal law and has represented defendants charged with the full range of criminal offences including murder, manslaughter, robbery and serious drugs offences. He holds a right of audience in the higher courts for criminal proceedings which allows him to represent in person clients whose cases come before the Crown Court or Court of Appeal.

Nick has worked in Wiltshire and the surrounding area since qualification. For several years he was a partner at Richard Griffiths & Co before teaming up with Paul Jones to form Redhead & Jones in 2010. He has been a member of the Salisbury Duty Solicitor Scheme for many years.

Paul Jones studied law at Sheffield University, graduating in 1984. He trained as a solicitor at Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand. On qualification in 1987 joined Mossop & Bowser as a solicitor specialising in Criminal Law. He became a partner in the firm in 1993. Paul moved to Salisbury in 1998 and took up a position with Bonallack & Bishop where he again dealt in the main with criminal defence work. In 2010 he formed Redhead & Jones with Nick Redhead.

Paul has substantial experience of criminal defence work of all types and has dealt with a number of high profile cases. These have included the biggest single importation of illegal immigrants into Great Britain; the successful defence of a soldier charged with causing the death of another soldier through over exertion; and a recent case of some legal complexity before the Courts Martial Appeal Court which will result in changes in the way in which Courts Martial are conducted.

Elaine Hattersley joined Pye-Smiths as a legal assistant in 1995. She stayed with the firm following its merger with Bonallack & Bishop and together with Paul Jones was based in Amesbury. She joined Redhead & Jones in 2010.

Elaine has for many years been an Accredited Police Station Representative and over the years has assisted hundreds of suspects subject to investigation by the police. Her main role with Redhead & Jones is to manage the firm’s Crown Court caseload. She has extensive knowledge of the local legal community and contacts with some of the best barristers in the south of England.


David Melville Walker qualified as a solicitor in 1969.  The majority of his career was spent with the Hampshire firm of Talbot Walker of which he became senior member of the LLP in 2000, a position he retained until his retirement from the firm in 2010. David is recognised as one of the most respected criminal lawyers in the South. Over the years he has led defence teams dealing with many major criminal cases and has lectured on legal topics at police and military colleges.  He receives regular instructions to deal with cases funded by the Police Federation. He joined Redhead & Jones as a Consultant in 2011.

He is a past president of the Hampshire Law Society and in 2006 was appointed as a peer reviewer by the Legal Services Commission.