Partner specialising in Franchise Law and Criminal Law.
Darren heads the Franchise Law team within the firm, dealing with all legal matters arsing from Franchising your business or obtaining a Franchise. Working within the litigation team, he is also well placed to understand and deal with any franchise disputes that may arise.
Darren works closely with other sector specialists in the Franchising industry and is able to assist our clients further with introductions to other professionals such as accountants, consultants, lender, marketing and franchise recruitment specialists.
Darren deals with all aspects of criminal law from the police station to Crown Court. He is an accredited police station representative and a member of the Criminal Accredited Scheme. He is a duty solicitor on the Neath & Port Talbot scheme and a qualified Legal Aid Supervisor. Darren supervises all Crown Court matters including serious and complex cases. He has a wealth of experience in defending high profile cases including murder, sexual offences, drug offences and high value fraud.
Darren specialises in defending those accused with serious crimes, in particular, those accused of white collar crime. He has obtained an excellent reputation in dealing with specialist fraud matters and is regularly recommended to clients by other practitioners. Darren works closely with Stephen Harrett in all aspects of preparation and representation to ensure full continuity of service.
Cwmtawe Comprehensive School, University of Wales, Swansea (LLB); University of the West of England, Bristol (Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice).
Joined Hutchinson Thomas in 2006, became a partner in 2015
Past Chairman of Neath Round Table; Past Area Secretary of Round Table; Past Director of Neath AFC; Management Committee member of Neath Cricket Club.