Kingsley Brookes Solicitors
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Meet the Team

Carl Kingsley

Carl Kingsley – Consultant


Carl has extensive experience in Criminal defence work and advocacy, including regulatory and disciplinary tribunals.

He is a barrister and former solicitor advocate who regularly appears at the Crown Court, Courts martial and the Court of appeal. Carl has appeared at the Crown Court in many complex cases including a large number of murder cases. He is also a qualified duty solicitor and can provide expert advice and assistance at police stations.

Carl deals with the most serious of cases but can represent your interests in all manner of criminal and regulatory proceedings.

Carl is a member of the Criminal Bar Association, the North Eastern Circuit, the Association of Military Court Advocates, the Armed Forces Legal Action group and the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary lawyers (The AMCA and AR&DL – awaiting confirmation).

If you wish for Carl to represent you then please call the office for an early appointment.


Qualified as solicitor in 1996

Duty solicitor in 1997

High Court advocate 2002

Barrister in 2013

Road traffic to Homicide – Mags Ct to Ct of Appeal – 100% of time devoted to Criminal matters at all levels of complexity.

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith – Director

Criminal Defence Solicitor Advocate

Rachel qualified as a Solicitor in 2011. She is a duty Solicitor and has obtained her Higher Rights meaning that she can represent clients from the Police Station right through to the Court of Appeal. She regularly represents clients at the Police Station. Magistrates Court and Crown Court. Her areas of work include; Serious Crime – Homicide, Sexual Offences, Drugs Offences, Fraud, Benefit Fraud and Road Traffic Defence. Rachel is a member of the Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme.


Qualified as a Solicitor in 2011

Duty solicitor in 2012

High Court advocate in 2013

Road traffic to homicide – police station to Crown Court – 100% of time devoted to criminal matters at all levels of complexity.

Samantha Goodall

Practice Manager

Sam is the firm’s Practice Manager and has been with Kingsley Brookes since its inception in 1998.

Before that she worked for 8 years for a leading legal software supplier as a trainer and consultant.

Sam is responsible for all administration, accounts and personnel matters as well as equality and diversity and complaints.