New Trainee in Regulatory Department
VHS Fletchers Solicitors is pleased to announce that on 26 September 2016 Elliott Moulster joined the firm as a trainee solicitor. He will be based at our Ilkeston office and be supervised by experienced crime and regulatory solicitor Andy Siddall.
Elliott graduated from Nottingham Trent University this year having achieved a First in his undergraduate law degree and a Distinction in his combined postgraduate Masters and Legal Practice Course.
It is intended that he concentrate primarily upon prosecution work under our contract with the Health & Safety Executive. Through his work with Andrew Broome he will also gain experience of dealing with all aspects of firearms law and licencing.
Regulatory solicitor Martin Hadley will provide training in relation to the defence of professionals such as pharmacists being investigated for misconduct or facing prosecution.
Elliott will also attain qualification as an accredited police station representative to allow him to represent our clients at the police station.
This qualification will build on experience gained earlier in his studies. As part of his sandwich degree , Elliott undertook a placement year at a criminal law firm in Central London. He worked within the firm’s general crime department and helped defend a wide variety of offences. He has worked on cases at every stage of the court process from initial consultation and instruction to case management and final hearings.
A significant portion of Elliott’s placement work consisted of complex fraud cases and confiscation proceedings. Through these cases, he has developed a talent for understanding and analysing volumes of complex information in order to locate key details. On one particular fraud case with numerous co-defendants he spent a month instructing counsel at the Old Bailey.
Beyond his studies, Elliott has been able to gain considerable legal experience through volunteering. He has advised clients on various areas of law at his University’s Legal Advice Centre. He has also been able to gain unique advocacy experience as a Social Security Tribunal Representative.
Through this volunteering, Elliott has successfully represented some very vulnerable clients. In doing so he has been able to communicate in a sensitive and user friendly manner.
Elliott can be contacted by telephone at our Ilkeston office on 0115 9441233 or by email here.