Richard Whitehead was born and raised in Huyton. He graduated from the University of Liverpool and qualified as a solicitor in 1988. Richard founded KWP Solicitors in 2008 and since then the firm has only expanded. Richard is a senior partner and has dedicated himself over the decades to fulfil all KWP client’s legal needs to ensure that they are represented in the best way possible.
George White qualified as a solicitor in 2001 after completing his Legal Practice Course at Liverpool John Moores University. Since then George has become a familiar face for clients in Liverpool Magistrates Court and the surrounding criminal courts. George is a senior partner at KWP and takes pride in representing the people of Liverpool to get the best possible result. George is a duty solicitor and has higher court rights. George also takes pride in helping the people within the community with was given the National Pro Bono Award in 2005. George is also the Social Mobility Ambassador for the Law Society.
Peter initially came to KWP whilst studying for his LLB at Liverpool John Moore’s University. Upon gaining valuable experience in the Magistrates Court Peter became one of our clerks, dealing with all matters that arose in the Magistrates Court and also assisting our Crown Court department. Whilst still studying Peter trained and qualified as an accredited police station representative. Upon successful completion of his LLB Peter commenced a training contract with KWP, whilst at the same time completing his LPC again at Liverpool John Moore’s University. Peter qualified as a solicitor in January 2016 and is now the head of our Magistrates Department. Peter deals with all matters in the Magistrates Court and is also a High Court Advocate, giving his rights of audience to deal with the more serious matters in the Crown Court. Peter as adept at dealing with sensitive cases and clients in difficult positions. He has experience with Youth defendants and has defended clients on all types of charges.
Joanne is head of our police station department and has been a Police Station Accredited Representative since 2009. Joanne has many years of experience in various areas of law including all criminal matters, road traffic offences and financial litigation including Department for working pensions. Joanne’s role is to provide our clients with guidance on their respective cases and to advise and manage the advancement of their defence at the Police Station. Before coming to KWP Joanne worked at Gregory Abrams Davidson where her law career began.
Stephen Langton is a criminal defence solicitor with over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of criminal law. He has vast experience of dealing with all types of criminal matters, from high profile and complex Crown Court cases to police station attendance, prison visits and Magistrates advocacy
Danny has been working at KWP Solicitors since 2012 as a consultant solicitor and supervisor. Danny is a duty solicitor and higher court advocate in the criminal department. Danny completed his Law Degree in 1977 at the University of Wales and was admitted to the role of solicitors in 1981. Once being admitted Danny started working as an assistant solicitor and later become a senior partner at a busy Liverpool City Centre practice. Danny started working at KWP in 2012 as a consultant solicitor and currently deals with the majority of our magistrates’ trial.
Georgia joined KWP Solicitors in August 2015 as a paralegal in the criminal department, assisting in a wide variety of cases in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Court. Georgia completed her training contract in 2019 and qualified as a solicitor on the 15th October 2019 taking on a senior role within our magistrates’ court department. Georgia now takes full responsibility of the day to day running of our magistrates’ department working on all types of criminal matters..
Sean has been working within our Crown Court department for ten years, providing outside counsel and our own in house Higher Court Advocates with all the information they require to represent our clients to the best of their ability along with. Sean specialises in all aspects of defence case preparation for all crown court matters. With Sean’s experience he is accustomed to working on high profile complex cases including murders and conspiracy cases. Sean also has experience dealing with Proceeds of Crime cases and appeals.
Jess has been working at KWP Solicitors since she was 16 years old. Whilst working as a paralegal Jess studied Law at Liverpool John Moores University graduating with LLB (Hons). Following on from completing her Law Degree Jess completed a training contract and Legal Practice Course, qualifying as a Solicitor on the 3rd November 2021. Jess assists with the day to day running of files within our magistrates’ and crown court department, dealing with anything from begging to possession with intent to supply.
Jon is a local Liverpool lad and came to KWP whilst studying his LPC at Liverpool University, gaining valuable experience in the Magistrates and Crown Court departments. Upon qualifying as a solicitor and High Court advocate Jon is regularly instructed in all matter from motoring, magistrate court trials and serious Crown Court cases. Jon is adept in dealing with sensitive cases and helps clients in difficult positions. He has experience with youth defendants and has successfully defended clients on all types of charges from domestic violence, serious drug supply and conspiracies.
Sommer has been working at KWP since May 2021 and works within our Magistrates and Crown Court Departments. Sommer takes pride in helping all our clients in the best way possible and deals with anything from minor offences of begging to high scales offences such as drug supply. Sommer is currently on her final year of her Legal Practice course at the University of Liverpool and once completed she will qualify as a Solicitor with KWP.