Meet the team

 

 

Our friendly, professional legal team is here to help you. Meet the team leaders who run Reece Thomas Watson below and feel free to contact us for more information on how we can help you.

The Team

Kathryn Reece-Thomas

Director

 

Kathryn is a Director and founding member of Reece Thomas Watson. Kathryn was Head of Mental Health and a Prison law consultant for a prominent London Law firm prior to launching Reece Thomas Watson.

 

Kathryn is a Solicitor Advocate, having been granted Higher Rights in 2011, specialising in Prison and Mental Health Law with particular emphasis on Parole Board Advocacy and protecting the rights of the vulnerable detained in prison.

 

Kathryn has extensive practical complex case experience, representing those with a Life and IPP sentences and those detained under the provisions of the Mental Health Act.

 

Kathryn frequently represents clients with complex mental health problems and learning disabilities who are detained in either hospital or prison. Kathryn offers a ‘holistic’ approach by representing clients in all aspects of Mental Health and Prison Law and frequently acts for clients having Parole Boards within Psychiatric Hospitals.

 

Kathryn’s expertise extends to all areas of Mental Health and Prison Law and, when coupled with her tenacious advocacy skills, has ensured she maintains a high success rate at hearings. She fights tirelessly to make certain that client’s rights are upheld and cases are progressed successfully.

 

Kathryn has delivered professional training to lawyers in both Mental Health and Prison Law.

 

Kathryn is a member of the Association of Prison Lawyers (APL), the Mental Lawyers Association (MHLA) and is an accredited Mental Health Panel Member.

 

 

Tel :     0203 841 8580

 

Email :  kathryn@reecethomaswatson.com

 

 

 

 

Sara Watson

Director

 

Sara is a Director and founding member of Reece Thomas Watson. Sara was Head of Prison Law and Mental Health at an established London firm leaving to launch Reece Thomas Watson.

 

Sara specialises in Prison Law, Mental Health and Criminal Appeals. She can act for clients in all areas of Prison Law and Mental Health.. Sara acts for lifers, IPP prisoners and those detained under the Mental Health Act with a particular interest in Forensic cases.

 

Sara has practical experience in all aspects of representation in Prison Law and has had a number of successful Tariff Reduction Review challenges.

 

Sara is committed to social justice and dedicated to the provision of high quality Legal Aid representation.

 

Sara is a committed advocate who defends her client’s case steadfastly. Sara engages well with her clients due to her pleasant demeanour and pragmatic approach. She specialises in assisting young and vulnerable clients and has achieved great success in forwarding their interests through her proactive approach to case work.

 

Sara has delivered professional training in Prison Law and Mental Health and is a member of the Association of Prison Lawyers (APL), the Mental Lawyers Association ( MHLA) and is an accredited Mental Health Panel Member.

 

 

Tel :     0203 841 8580

 

Mob :   07857 998041

 

Email :  sara@reecethomaswatson.com

 

 

 

Faye Dyke

Solicitor

 

Faye is a Solicitor specialising in Prison Law and Criminal Appeals. She joined Reece Thomas Watson in September 2016 after qualifying as a Solicitor in August 2016.

 

Faye has a Mental Health Law background, and has practical experience in all aspects of representation within this area of law. Faye is a panel member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme.

 

Faye can represent clients in various Prison Law matters, and has a particular interest in representing vulnerable clients who suffer with mental health issues in particular representation of clients on IPP and EDS who have Parole Hearings and need community support from Mental Health Services on release. Faye has also assisted many offenders with re-categorisation on a private basis and is experienced with the challenges prisoners often face.

 

She is committed to delivering high-quality, tailored advice. Her passion for justice ensures that her clients’ wishes and rights are the central focus of her work. Faye also has a proven track record in successfully representing clients in adjudications resulting in Not Guilty findings or dismissal of charges. She has acted in complex matters and frequently calls witnesses to support her client’s case.

 

 

Over the years Faye has developed a keen interest in Human Rights and Civil Liberties.  She volunteers for New Bridge Foundation; a charity which aims to aid prisoner rehabilitation. She was appointed as charity trustee in October this year.

 

Email :  faye@reecethomaswatson.com

 

 

Anna Whittaker

Consultant Solicitor

 

Anna is a Solicitor with over 8 years experience in Prison Law. She mostly covers cases in the West Midlands, and her primary focus is on Parole and Recall work.

 

Professionally, Anna is interested in Prison reform, and this year she 'donated' her birthday to the Howard League for Penal Reform, to support their important work.

 

Email :  Anna@reecethomaswatson.com

 

Amy Nelson

Solicitor

 

Amy Qualified as A Solicitor in October 2016. She specialises in Immigration and Family Law matters. I strive to achieve the desirable result for all clients no matter the complexity in the case. I have vast experience in immigration matters ranging from Appendix FM applications, Nationality applications and European Union cases. I have a very high success rate and continue to strive to achieve the best possible results for all my clients.

 

I also have experience in Family and Child matters and have handled a number of divorce cases, financial orders and Child arrangement orders. Family Law can be a complex area of law and quite case sensitive. I have developed the skill and tenacity needed in order to provide the necessary solutions and to mediate on behalf of clients in this area of law.

 

I am fluent in Asante and Ga dialect. I am on Sahara Radio in Birmingham Every End of the month I give free and impartial Immigration and Family Law Advice. I am also on WBLS Radio on a weekly basis providing free immigration and Family advice.

 

Email :  amy@reecethomaswatson.com

 

 

Asya Akram

Paralegal Specialist

 

Asya is passionate about assisting vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals to obtain justice. She is a fabulously committed, extremely hard-working individual who likes to take on challenges and exceed expectations.

Asya is a paralegal who specialises in Prison Law and Immigration. She is able to represent clients seeking advice with a professional and approachable manner. She believes that client care is at the heart of the work and will work hard for each client.

 

Asya has an interest in deportation of foreign national criminals and a passion for asylum law. She regularly advocates for clients at Independent Adjudications and has a proven track record for not guilty findings and dismissals.

 

Asya is fluent in English, Punjabi, Urdu and proficient in Tagalog and can conversate in these languages if needed.

 

 

Email :  asya@reecethomaswatson.com

 

 

Hazel Francis

Paralegal Specialist

 

Hazel is a Paralegal specialising in Prison Law, focusing primarily on licence recalls.  She recently graduated from Brunel University completing her Graduate Diploma in Law.  She plans to start her LPC within the next year.

 

Hazel has experience in immigration and family law.  Hazel is committed to representing those in need and ensuring that justice is upheld.   Her desire to work within the field of law stems from her desire to help people.

 

Hazel seeks to provide outstanding client care by offering professional and supportive advice, she goes to great effort to achieve this.  Due to her friendly nature, she creates exceptional working relationships with clients.

 

She is interested in working with prisoners to encourage their rehabilitation.

 

Email :  hazel@reecethomaswatson.com

 

 

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