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

 

Mob :   07922 821796

 

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

 

 

 

Pritesh Davdra

Immigration Solicitor

 

Pritesh qualified as a solicitor in 2015 specialising in Immigration, Human Rights and Nationality Law. He also trained in the areas of Employment and Civil Litigation.

 

Pritesh has experience in acting for private individuals and businesses advising them of the constant changes within Immigration Law and using this to help them to submit relevant applications to the Home Office.

 

Pritesh is able to advise on all areas of Immigration Law and through his professional, honest and friendly approach, he ensures that he is able to get the best results for his clients. Pritesh has also taken part in advocacy and has presented talks on the changes within Immigration Law.

 

Pritesh is a keen believer in the giving back ethos of Reece Thomas Watson and strives to help all those that are in need of legal services. He has given many presentations at Domestic Violence Outreach programmes and other charitable organisations to ensure that vulnerable clients are aware of their Immigration rights. Pritesh believes in keeping his clients informed and also ensuring that all his clients are kept up to date of what stage their application is at.

 

Pritesh is a Level 2 Accredited (Senior Caseworker) in Immigration whilst also being Supervisor Accredited.

 

In his own time, Pritesh is also a keen sportsman partaking in a number of sports such as football, cricket, tennis and badminton. He also is a qualified deep sea diver and has done a number of bungee jumps and skydives. Pritesh enjoys doing charity work and has participated in charity runs for mental health charities, bike rides for British Heart Foundation and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

 

 

Tel :     0203 841 8580

 

Email :  pritesh@reecethomaswatson.com

 

 

Chelsea Watkins

Paralegal Specialist

 

Chelsea is a graduate of The University of Lincoln where she studied her LLB Law degree. She is now studying for her LPC at the Universtiy of Law.

 

Chelsea is driven by the responsibility of representing those in need and enjoys the interpersonal aspect of her work. Chelsea’s desire to work within the field of law stems from her desire to help people.

 

Chelsea is a paralegal who specialises in Prison Law and Criminal Defence Appeals. Chelsea is able to represent clients seeking help on these issues with a professional, friendly and supportive manner.  She believes in excellent client care and works hard to ensure all clients receive this. Due to her approachable manner Chelsea forms excellent working relationships with cleints, often going the extra mile to ensure that they get the support they need. She is interested in supporting young offenders and understands the issues which face younger people in the Criminal Justice Sytem. Chelesea also enjoys challenging licence recalls.

 

In her spare time Chelsea enjoys socialising with friends and going to the Gym. She has also obtained her advanced PADI Scuba diving certificate.

 

 

Tel :     0203 841 8580

 

Email: chelsea@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

 

 

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