Meet the Legal Team
|Natasha McDermott LLB (Hons), Managing Partner|
|Natasha is a Criminal Defence specialist solicitor of 19 years PQE. She obtained her Higher Rights of Audience in 2002, permitting her to represent clients in all Courts. She represents clients at the Police Station, right through to the Crown Court. She has been a Duty Solicitor since 2001. Natasha is the Founding Partner of Carters Solicitors, which was established in 2006. Prior to that, she managed a team at National Law Firm Tuckers Solicitors. She was President of West London Law Society in 2004-2005.
Natasha is regarded as one of the leading solicitors in London for Crime.
Areas of specialisation include serious drug conspiracies, people trafficking, high-value fraud, murder, general crime and road traffic.
Natasha also practices in family law, particularly high net worth divorce and also certain aspects of Immigration law.
Natasha is multi-lingual and is excellent at giving clients confidence and reassurance when dealing with their matters.
To learn more about John, please visit his page on 9 Bedford Row.
Brian Craig DSc Dip Msc
Brian has 28 years of management expertise in both private and public sectors, of which nearly 23 years have been spent in the legal profession. For 13 years he managed Tuckers Solicitors, one of the largest criminal defence firms in the country. He brings a wealth of practical management experience and knowledge gained not only from advising and managing law firms, but for also his management role as Group Duty Solicitor Manager of the London Office of the Legal Aid Board. He is responsible for ensuring the firm maintains its Specialist Quality Mark in the field of criminal defence and operates to consistently high standards.
Danielle Carvey BA (Hons)
Danielle joined us in January 2018 and with professional experience across a variety of sectors, she brings a unique and personable addition to the team. She obtained partial scholarships for both her completed undergraduate degree from The University of Kent and her current master’s degree from The University of Law.
Danielle has worked extensively with mental health and domestic abuse charities. Her knowledge in these sectors allows her to offer all clients an understanding, unbiased and supportive experience with the firm. Danielle also has legal experience working in Intellectual Property Law as well as professional management experience, working as a Project Manager for a mental health charity.
Danielle is currently a Delegate and Representative for the international charity Amicus, helping to fight for justice for those on death row. She has also led educational workshops on a variety of topics, including Human Rights Law, The United Nations, and Climate Change. Danielle has also completed pro bono work with Amnesty International, and is a keen advocate for international human rights.
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Jordan Santos-Sindes LL.B (Hons)
Jordan achieved a first class LLB(Hons) degree from Bournemouth University in 2013. He then proceeded to complete the Bar Professional Training Course at BPP Law School and was called to the Bar in 2014.
Prior to joining Carters, Jordan worked as a Legal Advisor in a charity organisation for four years. In this role he provided legal advice to some of the most vulnerable in the community. He advised on a variety of social justice issues, including crime, housing, homelessness, and welfare benefits. During this time he regularly appeared for clients in the First-Tier Social Security Tribunal with notable success.
Jordan works on a variety of cases in which he drafts legal documents, prepares matters for court and undertakes general day-to-day conduct of cases. Jordan is personable and has a great rapport with clients, which they find reassuring.
Lady Sheila Mountain-Stanley
Sheila is a long standing and dedicated member of our team and provides an exceptional approach for all clients. She specialises in Criminal Defence and became Police Station Accredited in 2004, covering the North, East and West of England.
She is a specialist in Fraud, Murder, Drug Offences, POCA and Rape cases. She also presents cases to the CCRC if she believes there is a miscarriage of Justice, whereby she took one of the cases all the way to the European Courts of Human Rights in Strasbourg (R v. Barrington Moses).
Sheila is not one to give up and will fight your corner all the way being ex-military.
Kourosh Dizaei LLB (Hons)
Kourosh graduated from Kingston University in 2013 obtaining an LLB (Hons), and then completed the Bar Professional Training Course at BPP Law School in 2014.
Having worked for a several law firms including Legal 500 Firms, he has worked extensively on commercial litigations, matrimonial proceedings and high profile criminal trials and employment tribunals. He is much sought after by clients. His caring personality together with his knowledge and experience make him an invaluable asset to the firm.
As a Consultant, Kourosh will assist and deal with a number of cases by assisting in the preparation legal documents, processing evidence and will assist with the general conduct of the cases.