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More Representation at Police Stations

Monday, Apr-22, 2024

More Representation at Police Stations

Kate Develly

The Crime Department at McCormicks Solicitors of Harrogate has extended its ability to assist people who are interviewed under caution with the admittance of Criminal Law Executive Kate Develly as an accredited police station representative.

Despite the name of the accreditation, this means she can assist not only those interviewed by the police but also by other bodies, such as the Department for Work and Pensions, HMRC or the Environment Agency.

The accreditation scheme covers publicly funded criminal defence work and accredited representatives are usually called to a police station to advise and assist people who would otherwise have no legal representation.

Head of the Crime Department Peter Minnikin said: “Kate’s accreditation brings the total number of the team who can act in legally-aided police station visits to seven and comes at a time when we have been exceptionally busy so is very welcome.”

Kate joined the Criminal team last year. McCormicks was the only Harrogate firm to be ranked for General Crime and Fraud in the latest edition of the UK Legal 500, a leading guide to the legal profession.

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