Criminal Defence Specialists

The Team

The Team

Directors: Teresa Blades & Lydia Dagostino
Solicitor: Samantha Greenwood
Practice Manager: Jill Pateman

Teresa Blades qualified in 1992 and spent many years practicing in Brighton before becoming a partner at Kellys.

Teresa initially worked at a very large criminal practice. She moved to Kellys where she could concentrate on more individual and in depth case preparation.

Teresa Blades is a member of the Criminal Law Solicitors Association.

Lydia Dagostino qualified in 1995 after training at a well known London firm. She practised for 7 years in London, including at a leading London civil liberties practice, before moving to Brighton.

Lydia Dagostino appeared in the film Taking Liberties and is regularly interviewed by The Guardian and other media.

Lydia Dagostino and Teresa Blades are also Higher Court Advocates.

Samantha Greenwood qualified in 2001 and practised in London before moving to Sussex. She has extensive experience of advising and representing clients in Court across a broad range of criminal offences. Since joining Kellys in 2009, her work has extended to the public order and protest arena.

Jill Pateman has worked with Kellys since 1994, before taking on the role of practice manager in 2003.

Lydia Dagostino, Teresa Blades and Samantha Greenwood are all members of the Duty Solicitor Scheme.