Solicitor Andrea Hetherington specialises in Criminal Law.
Andrea has worked in the legal profession since 1991 undertaking work in Leeds Magistrates’ Court and later qualifying as a solicitor in 1998.
Andrea joined Switalskis Criminal Defence department in May 2013 and specialises in representing clients in the magistrates courts and police stations.
We asked Andrea:
Q: What can clients expect from you?
A: Absolute commitment to getting them the best result.
Q: Why did you choose to specialise in this area?
A: I wanted to help people who have found themselves in difficult circumstances, be that being detained at the police station or requiring representation at the magistrates court. I like how varied the work is, as well as meeting people from a wide range of backgrounds.
Q: What aspect of this area of law do you find most interesting?
A: I enjoy the constant intellectual challenges that arise within this area of law. Each case is different and you very rarely know what you will be dealing with in advance.
Q: Do you have any hobbies?
A: I love history! I’ve written two books on local history and I’ve also contributed chapters to two First World War collections that were published by Pen and Sword.
I’m currently writing another book on First World War widows.