Celia is a highly experienced criminal solicitor who joined Burton Copeland in May 2022 and brought her vast wealth of experience and knowledge which she has developed in a career spanning almost 30 years in criminal law.
Her route along the legal path commenced at the Royal Courts of Justice, London where she worked as a civil servant in the Lord Chancellor’s Department. Following a move to the Midlands she worked for 6 years at the Probate Registry before taking on a role in criminal law and soon realising that this is where her passion lay.
Since then, she has worked in a variety of different roles within the criminal justice system including Crown Court Litigator and Criminal Defence Specialist. She qualified as an Accredited Police Station Representative in 2001 and as a solicitor in 2002 and went on to become a Senior Crown Prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service.
Her varied career means that she has seen criminal justice from almost every angle and is very well placed to provide expert advice based upon wide ranging practical experience.
She is a well-practised and skilful trial lawyer with a keen eye for detail and prides herself on her personable approach and client care skills.
Her last role also involved delivering presentations to delegates at the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner custody visitors’ conference.
I am writing to express my sincerest gratitude for the legal advice and emotional support provided by one of your solicitors, Celia Thorpe. Celia was incredibly helpful and refreshingly honest at every step of the process. Celia is extremely knowledgeable. Even when I had some doubts, Celia listened and gave me her opinion and advice. I really trusted her and knew that she had my best interests at heart. Her compassion, care, knowledge and professionalism are exemplary. I cannot thank her enough for her help with this matter. I am hugely thankful and grateful for her legal assistance.
Ms L – Staffordshire
I can only state how impressed I was with Burton Copeland, Celia Thorpe was the solicitor assigned to support me, she is knowledgeable and experienced in her field, her advice has always been exemplary, she goes the extra mile to support her clients. She looked at the possibilities of how she could support me rather than sticking to any limitations. I would highly recommend her and the company, and whilst I hope I don’t need her support again, if I do Celia and Burton Copeland would be my first port of call.