We provide top quality professional services in the following areas. Click below to find out more about how we can help you.
The mental health team are Law Society accredited members of the Mental Health Panel and are therefore considered experts in our field.
We have over 30 years combined experience offering tailored advice and fighting for those detained under section. We know that this can be a difficult time and we are approachable and compassionate whilst defending your rights fearlessly.
We regularly act for individuals who seek to challenge and overturn a decision where the public authority has failed to comply with its legal obligations.
Judicial review is an important way of making sure that public bodies act lawfully. The Court will look at whether the public body has reached its decision in accordance with the law.
The Criminal Appeals Team of Reece Thomas Watson are committed to providing a high quality service when you are looking to challenge the decision of your Criminal Conviction or Sentence.
Our Prison Law team are specialised practitioners who aim to deliver the highest standard of assistance. We aim to set a new bench mark for the delivery of services and representation in this area of law. We are dedicated to defending your rights.
Pro Bono work is central to the ethos of Reece Thomas Watson. We are aware that Legal Aid cuts in Prison Law have led to a large number of prisoners being unable to access legal advice, assistance or representation.
"I am delighted to provide this testimonial regarding Kathryn Reece-Thomas whom I engaged as my legal representative at a Parole Board Hearing in October 2016 at which we were successful in obtaining my release. She again represented me in pursuit of a Judicial Review in which I sought to remove conditions imposed by the Parole Board Judge. Again we were successful. Throughout a long period of detailed negotiation at the highest levels of the UK legal system I found Kathryn to be extremely well informed and demonstrating the highest professional standards. At the same time I found her extremely personable, empathetic and responsive to my queries and concerns. I would not hesitate to engage her again and would recommend her services to anyone facing similar challenges."
"Kathryn has been dealing with legal and parole issues for D who I mentored for a few years. It was a great comfort to me, when things went badly awry with the way the prison was run, that she dealt with things immediately, fought tirelessly for his rights, and dealt with everything with great compassion. On the occasions she was unavailable, she ensured that her colleagues was up to speed and able to keep the pressure on. Her practice is based on having a strong social conscience, treating her clients with dignity and respect. Having said that, she really is a force to be reckoned with, and was magnificent at the parole hearing!"
"Sara Watson represented me on my oral parole. She came with good recommendations from other prisoners and a reputation for helping men to get Category D and release to Residential Rehab centres.
I found Sara to be really helpful. She gave me plenty of advice and would listen to any problem or concerns I had. She put forward various options for me to look at and use.
In the build up to my hearing she helped me to remain calm and focused, allaying my concerns. She saw me several times to go over the paperwork and how to deal with any worries.
On the day she helped me to relax and give a good account of myself. She asked the witnesses relevant questions and gave a brilliant and positive summing up on my behalf. The outcome I was given my Cat. D and want Sara to represent me again. She is the best solicitor I have ever had on an oral Parole Board Hearing."
“I was extremely happy with the service and dedication I received. Faye was brilliant and made me feel so at ease with the whole process, she went out of her way to help us and for that I will be forever grateful. Brilliant service.”
"I was in St. Andrews in 2012 till 2014 and it definitely would have been longer if it wasn’t for you, you made my life continue, I’ve been doing very well, and I am pleased to say that I’ve not been back into one of them establishments”
CB – Mental Health Client
"I first contacted Reece Thomas Watson to be represented for a parole hearing. At the time, the best I could hope for was a D Cat and even that was not a certainty. Kathryn from the firm took my case and got me out of prison on my first parole. I owe her a debt that I will never be able to pay back, she gave me back my life! If you want a firm that actually thinks of you as a person and not a number then Reece Thomas Watson should be top of your list."