Firm Members


Nicola Palfrey

Nicola is a Senior Partner with a wealth of experience as a solicitor and advocate representing clients to High Court level in both civil and criminal matters. Nicola represents clients in civil litigation, wills and probate, family and criminal matters. Her intellectual versatility, combined with her wide-ranging insight as to how the law can be effectively applied in novel ways has been invaluable to those she represents.

James Davis

James is a solicitor who specialises in criminal, licensing, and professional disciplinary matters. He represents clients in investigations, trials, appellate and judicial review proceedings. He has received praise from clients and their families, fellow lawyers, and Magistrates.

Alistair Burns

Alistair is an accredited police station representative who has a caseload of criminal defence and civil cases. Before joining Hollingsworth Edwards in 2018, Alistair obtained distinction in the GDL and LLM and worked as a volunteer for an innocence project, assisting prisoners who had been convicted of serious offences and preparing grounds for appeal. Since then, he has dealt with a wide variety of criminal cases, including violent offences from common assault to attempted murder.

James Chaplin

James qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and specialises in civil litigation, employment, crime and extradition. James has higher rights of audience in criminal courts which allows him to represent clients in the Crown Court and all Criminal Appeal Courts. He has a great deal of experience with dealing with all issues regarding employment. This is from drafting and advising on contracts and other documents, through to claims in the Employment Tribunal.

James Palfrey

James is an established and able advocate with a conspicuous ability to achieve not guilty verdicts in difficult cases. With many years of experience and practice, James now specializes in defending serious violent and sexual offences, appearing on behalf of defendants charged with matters such as murder, kidnap, and rape.

Company Information


Hollingsworth Edwards is a highly reputable and successful West London based law firm who represents clients nationwide and overseas. We understand that when you instruct a solicitor you are making a very important decision.

Our team believe it’s important to feel certain that your choice of firm can not only do its job, but can do it efficiently and ensure the channels of communication are open - with a 24 hours emergency line for urgent criminal matters.

If you choose us to work on your case, you will be assigned a team comprising an experienced senior lawyer and an assistant. Your personal team will provide you with ongoing consistency and will guide and support you throughout the process.


Hourly rate: £160 to £220

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