Liam  Lane

Liam Lane

Trainee Solicitor

Liam is a trainee solicitor who assists Eddie Preston. He is a fully accredited police station representative.

Liam joined Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson in August 2019 as a paralegal before becoming a trainee in September 2020. He initially assisted Paul Harris before moving to work with Eddie Preston in August 2021. During his time at Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson, Liam has assisted on cases throughout the entirety of the criminal justice process and has worked on a diverse caseload including; protests cases, firearms offences, serious violent offences, drugs-related offences, serious sexual allegations and regulatory offences.

Liam has represented a number of clients at police stations for a vast array of offences from low level shoplifting and assaults through to complex drugs conspiracies, rape and murder. He has secured a number of out of court disposals and concluded several cases with no further action (NFA) being taken. Liam uses his experiences working in SEMH schools to reassure and support young and vulnerable clients at police stations.

Liam also has also gained experience of Inquests and Public Hearings, including assisting in the representation of a core participant in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).

Liam graduated with a 2:1 (Hons) in Law from the University of Sussex in 2018. Before joining Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson, Liam volunteered in a free legal advice clinic for a year specialising in criminal law, drafting letters of advice and interviewing clients. He worked for nearly five years in an 'outstanding' multi-academy trust for children with special needs as the Data Manager and Timetabler.

Memberships:

  • London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA)
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL)
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
  • London Irish Lawyers Association (LILA)
  • Howard League for Penal Reform
  • The Honourable Society of Inner Temple

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