I joined Gotelee Solicitors LLP as an Associate Solicitor in the firm’s criminal law team in November 2020. I have more than 17 years’ experience in representing those who are accused of having committed a criminal offence.
I have represented clients from extremely diverse backgrounds who have an array of expectations and needs.
I am experienced in representing clients at police stations, Magistrates Court, Crown Court and Youth Court, as well as Prison Adjudications. My experience spans the full range of criminal defence work, from minor driving offences through to complex fraud cases.
What clients say:
“Nearly all my dealings were with Matthew Swash. The service he provided was in my opinion exceptional. He was straightforward in his dealings with me so I was fully aware of what was happening and the situation that I was in. The case he prepared on my behalf and presented to the Police was instrumental in helping reach the outcome that we did. His attention to detail and the way he interpreted the information that we gave him was remarkable and really helped highlight to the Police where they should perhaps be concentrating their efforts”. Legal 500
“I have worked regularly with Matthew Swash for over 10 years. His client care is outstanding. He has a ready empathy, and is meticulous in explaining law and procedure to clients. He works particularly well with his vulnerable clientele, and is perceptive in identifying potential areas in which expert witnesses will be needed to assist the trial process. He is fearlessly robust in protecting his client’s interests in dealing with the police. He is a diligent litigator and a pleasure to work with” Legal 500
“The whole service from Gotelee Solicitors was professional and efficient from beginning to end. I was explained the process of each stage clearly with Matthew taking time to answer any questions and make sure I was reassured at all stages. Nothing was too much trouble and I would recommend this firm for anyone looking for competent legal support.”
"Jade Shelton was absolutely fantastic!! Professional and proactive at all times."
"I would like to say thank you for your help, support and guidance over the last two and a half years. Obviously should I need further assistance in the future I shall not hesitate to call you guys."
"The ease that we could access and speak to Pat Smith - Thank you"
"Jade made the process of buying our first home quick, easy and took the stress out of a new chapter of our lives"
"This is by far the go-to firm for any issues. You are made to feel valued from the outset and they are so confident in what they do. Wouldn't recommend any other. Thank you Hugh and Max."
- Ros Jones
"“ This is the second time we have used Tracey for the conveyancing to buy our new home. She is always completely approachable, she has helped us along the way with advice and useful tips that has helped lessen the stress. We have complete confidence in her and would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends and family”. - Peter Dawes, Cater Dawes Financial Planning "
"Prompt, helpful, polite and very professional service."
"We were very pleased to have Jade working with us, the service was excellent and we felt kept in the loop which minimised stress."
"Approachable, very efficient, always willing to take my calls and update me."