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Preet Matharu

Senior Solicitor

Preet qualified as a Solicitor in January 2014, having obtained her Police Station Accreditation in 2012. Further to this, Preet obtained her Higher Rights of Audience in 2016, therefore enabling her to represent Defendants in the Crown Court. Preet joined Sternberg Reed Solicitors in July 2021, having previously worked at LLM  Solicitors for the past 7 years. During this time, Preet has developed her knowledge of the Criminal Justice System and has gained exceptional experience in representing clients facing low level charges, to offences of a much more serious nature in the Crown Court.

Preet has defended and challenged successfully many decisions of the Crown Prosecution Service as to whether a matter should be proceeded with, and has successfully secured a number of non -conviction outcomes for her clients at the Police Station and at Court. Preet’s greatest strength is her strong advocacy and negotiation skills. As a result of this, Preet regularly appears in complex and challenging trials under private and Legal Aid retainers.

Examples of Preet’s cases include:

R v F (2015) – D found in possession of a claw hammer. NG plea at First Appearance with the issue being “protection”. Having obtained CRIS and CAD reports of D contacting police highlighting he and his family were in danger and were being attacked previous, was found NG on the basis he had the item in his possession for his own protection.

R v S – Sexual Assault by touching of a 12 year old whilst collecting property at the Police Station – was found NG on the basis that despite the act being committed, the D intention was not sexual. This was after having obtained medical reports on the D.

R v A – stalking over a 2 year period. On the day of Trial, following successful representations, D was given a non conviction restraining order.

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