Our highly regarded team shares a wealth of expertise and experience

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.

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.

Martin Crawford Brown

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.


Aleksandra Sobieraj

Aleksandra is experienced in all aspects of criminal defence work and provides advice and representation to clients from the investigation stage though to trial. She is a qualified duty solicitor and police station representative. She brings the same level of attention and enthusiasm to all her cases.
She previously worked in the extradition department of a busy London firm where she was responsible for the preparation of extradition proceedings and appeals.
Aleksandra is bi-lingual speaking both fluent English and Polish.


Ariella Nelson

Ariella Joined Wheldon Law in 2021 as a paralegal following an internship last year. She provides legal help within our magistrates' court department. Ariella assists our solicitors with a broad range of legal help ranging from the supervision of legal aid for clients to instructing expert witnesses for trial.
Ariella is also responsible for all liaisons with police officers, being the well-disposed link between clients and constables.
A crucial member of our team, Ariella manages multiple caseloads, working from start to finish alongside the solicitors.


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.