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Luke Unsworth
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      • Bolton
      • Lancashire
      • BL1 1PT
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Luke Unsworth

Where/when you studied: Wilmslow High School (2000 – 2007), University of Leeds – Broadcast Journalism (2007 – 2010), University of Law, Manchester – Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course (2010 – 2012)        

Professional expertise before joining the firm: I worked for a local law firm for 1 year before working for a large regional firm for 4 years. I then worked for a firm in Exeter for 18 months before joining Fieldings Porter.

When you joined the firm: December 2019

Department responsibilities (within the firm): Solicitor in Criminal Department

Areas of special legal expertise: I have a wide range of experience within criminal defence since 2013. I currently run a mixed practice of cases in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court.

I have been a fully Accredited Police Station Representative for a number of years. I regularly advise suspects being interviewed under caution by the police and other enforcement agencies for allegations such as benefit fraud.

I have a keen interest in road traffic offences having previously specialised in this area of law. I enjoy putting forward technical defences for my clients and have helped many clients keep their licences by making exceptional hardship arguments for them.

I also enjoy preparing serious cases in the Crown Court. I have experience in defending particularly vulnerable people and youths who have been charged with serious offences.

Committees or organisations (to support the claim of specialist legal expertise): I am a fully Accredited Police Station Representative and I am currently working towards the Duty Solicitor qualification through the Law Society’s Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme.

Name: Luke Unsworth

Position: Solicitor

Where educated: Wilmslow High School, University of Leeds and the University of Law

First job: Cricket scorer

Hobbies: Playing and watching sport and socialising with friends and family

Favourite food: Italian

Favourite film: Too many to mention! The Shawshank Redemption is a classic though

Favourite group/artist: Michael Buble at Christmas time

Ultimate holiday destination: Australia

Favourite sport/team: Playing cricket. Supporting the Miami Dolphins.

Favourite book: Not a big reader of books. I read about politics.

Likes: Banter/wit, sport, holidays, being active

Dislikes: Technology not working, bad manners, traffic

Personal ambition: Travel a lot and be happy