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Meet The Team

Tina Wagon

Tina qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and became principal of Wheldon Law in 2014.  She has extensive experience in criminal law, particularly serious crime including murder, drugs and sexual offences.  However, she is probably best known for her expertise in dangerous dog cases, having acted in some of the most high profile cases in this field in the last 10 years.  She also acts as a specialist legal adviser to Dogs Trust.

Alice Margrave

Alice joined Wheldon Law as practice manager in April 2019 having spent the previous 8 years at a leading criminal barrister’s chambers in London. Alongside Tina, Alice deals with all aspects of management and marketing and helps to ensure that Wheldon Law runs smoothly. Alice’s friendly, approachable manner, excellent organisational skills and her experience in dealing with a wide spectrum of criminal cases makes her indispensable to the firm.

Gareth Hawden

Gareth joined the firm in 2012 and has built up a loyal following of clients who appreciate his frank and honest advice and know that he will always go the extra mile for them. Although he is experienced in the full range of criminal law, he is becoming increasingly well known as an expert in firearms law, a field in which he has had some notable successes, and a subject on which he has lectured. Gareth supervises our magistrates’ court department.

Ciaran Steele

Ciaran qualified as a solicitor 36 years ago in Northern Ireland where he gained extensive experience in serious crime, family and civil law and acted as an advocate in the crown court. His meticulous preparation and impressive advocacy skills, combined with a friendly, approachable manner make him a very safe pair of hands. Ciaran now focuses mainly on family and civil work but still likes to keep his hand in with occasional criminal cases.

Andy Wheldon

Andy has been a solicitor for more than 35 years and is known for his advocacy skills, his knowledge of road traffic law and his friendly, approachable manner.

Martin Crawford-Brown

Martin originally qualified as a barrister in 2002 and then worked as a legal adviser in the magistrates’ court before qualifying as a solicitor in 2004.  Martin has a broad range of experience in all aspects of criminal law but is probably best known for his expertise in motoring law.

Alex Murray

Alex trained as a solicitor with a firm in London and joined us as a newly qualified solicitor. He has already built up an impressive following of loyal clients who know that he prepares his cases thoroughly, keeps in regular contact with his clients and will always go the extra mile for them. As a lifelong football supporter, Alex is currently enjoying being involved in cases in our newly formed football law department.

Ashleigh Balodis

Ashleigh has a degree in law and has almost completed her graduate fast track diploma to become a chartered legal executive. She is also an accredited police station representative and has many years of experience of working on cases in both the crown court and magistrates’ court. Ashleigh runs our crown court department.

Jodie Edwards

Jodie graduated with first class honours degree in law in 2014 and then went on to complete vocational training as a barrister. She is also an accredited police station representative and has many years of experience of working on both crown court and magistrates’ court cases.

Sacha Deeks

Sacha joined us in 2012 having previously worked for a large London firm of solicitors. Having lived most of her life in New Zealand she is a distinctive voice on the end of the telephone and is well known for her friendly and helpful manner.

Alice Stoker

Alice has been with Wheldon Law since the beginning. She is responsible for book-keeping and accounts.