Meet the Team

Certified experts in legal practice

Established for more than 20 years, our lawyers have wide-ranging experience in Conveyancing, Family Law, Power of Attorney, Criminal Defence, and the Dangerous Dogs Act.  We are based in Radstock near Bath and serve Bath, Bristol, South Gloucestershire,  Somerset and Wiltshire.

Thank you for all your help and support with my son’s matter, really pleased we managed to get you to represent him. Outstanding quality service

Our Team

Patrick Crossman

  • Criminal Defence
  • Motoring Law
  • Conveyancing

Guen Browne

  • Criminal Defence

Susan Garnett

  • Criminal Defence

Mathew Wale

  • Trainee Solicitor
  • Accredited Police Station Representative

Catherine Lewin

  • Wills and Probate

Anne Britton

  • Criminal Defence

Kevin Sherrard

  • Conveyancing

Beth Fricker

  • Adminstrator

Patrick Crossman

Patrick Crossman is the proprietor of the firm and a criminal defence specialist, having started the firm of Crossmans in 1991.

He is vastly experienced in criminal defence work having been a Police Station Duty Solicitor and Court Duty Solicitor for more than 25 years and having represented clients in over  3,500 Police interviews under caution and many thousands of Court appearances.

He assists clients in defending all types of criminal charges and recent cases include murder, manslaughter, robbery, sexual offences, serious drugs offences and high value fraud/theftHe assists clients in defending all types of criminal charges and recent cases include murder, manslaughter, robbery, sexual offences, serious drugs offences and high value fraud/theft.

Mr Crossman also specialises in all areas of motoring law including appearing at Court for clients who are in danger of losing their driving licence.

Mr Crossman is also the firm’s Data Controller, Compliance Officer for Legal Practice and our Complaints and Money Laundering Officer.

You can speak personally to Mr Crossman any time, day or night,  by telephoning his mobile 07870-797355.

Guen Brown

Guen is an experienced Criminal Defence Lawyer, she is an Accredited Police Station Representative and Duty Solicitor with over 10 years of experience.  She will advise you in the Police Station and represent you in the Magistrates Court.

Guen has a dynamic and robust approach, but will handle your case in a sensitive way, keeping you informed about the law, evidence and the process.

She has some 20 years experience in advocacy and social welfare, so is used to dealing with people who face disadvantage – whether through lack of knowledge regarding their legal rights, through hardship, stressful family or financial circumstances or disabilities.  This means she is able to  provide you with representation to the highest standard.

You can contact Guen on 07545 311170.

Susan Garnett

Susan has been working in various aspects of criminal law for many years.

Susan has drafted domestic legislation and EU legislation relating to crime including terrorism.

Since moving to Bristol in 2008 Susan has practiced criminal law and become a Duty solicitor – assisting clients both at the Police Station and in the Magistrates Court.

Susan is also a part-time associate lecturer at the University of the West of England – a role that dovetails neatly with her PhD studies in International Law.

Catherine Lewin

Catherine is an experienced private client lawyer, specialising in will writing, Lasting Powers of Attorney, probate, and the administration of estates.

Catherine takes particular pride in providing a friendly, professional and efficient service to her clients.

"I found you to be professional, helpful and understanding throughout - a fantastic service."

“I would be certain to recommend Crossmans because they were very quick and kept me informed at all times”