Maxine Twynam

Maxine Twynam


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Maxine Twynam


Maxine offers a bespoke service and is dedicated to obtaining the best possible result for her clients.

"I contacted Wards solicitors after I was informed I was being charged with a criminal offence that I did not commit. I was put in touch with Maxine, a Criminal Defence specialist. Maxine was professional and kind, she advised me and supported me through every step of the process from our initial meeting, to the eventual trail. Nothing was too much trouble for Maxine and the team at Wards, they were always on hand to answer questions. I will be forever grateful to everyone involved for their professional yet compassionate approach to my case and for securing the result that has given me my life back, thank you all."

She is a very experienced police station representative and advocate in the Magistrates and Youth Court.  She is very thorough in preparing Crown Court cases and ensures the client is supported throughout the process.

Maxine does not undertake any legally aided defence work.

Her specialisms include dealing with Road Traffic Offences and she has vast experience in dealing with general criminal offences including; Violent Offences, Public Order Offences, Theft, Fraud and Sexual Offences. She has extensive experience in representing youths and defending vulnerable clients with complex needs/disabilities/mental and physical health conditions.

Maxine is very approachable and understands the impact any criminal allegation can have on someone’s life and the importance of providing continuity of service from the initial interview under caution to the conclusion of the case.

Maxine has represented clients in high profile, complex and sensitive criminal cases.

Examples of work include:

Road Traffic Offences

  • Acting for drivers who exceed the speed limit and are facing either an immediate ban or a ban under the ‘totting up’ provisions for totalling 12 points within a three year period.
  • Representing people accused of being drink in charge, drink driving, drug driving and failing to provide.
  • Successfully representing a client who was a professional driver accused of Dangerous Driving whereby he would have lost his employment if convicted.
  • Successfully persuading the prosecution that it was not in the public interest to prosecute a client for an offence of driving whilst disqualified.
  • Defending those accused of failing to stop and/or failing to report an accident.
  • Defending clients accused of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and death by dangerous driving.

Violent Offences

 Representing clients accused of a range of violent offences including; murder, GBH with intent, ABH, assault by beating and common assault.

  • Defending vulnerable clients accused of murder in the police station and at court in relation to high profile cases.
  • Defending clients accused of serious assaults where there is a sensitive background to the case.


  • Acting for clients accused of a range of offences from shoplifting to theft from employer to fraud allegations.

Sexual offences

  • Representing people accused of rape, historical sex offences, sexual assault offences from the age of 14 to their late 80’s in the police station and throughout the court proceedings.
  • Representing clients accused of being in possession of indecent images.

Drug offences

  • Representing clients accused of possession of drugs, cultivation of cannabis and possession with intent to supply in relation to large scale drug operations.
  • Successfully representing a juvenile in the Youth Court who was the victim of modern slavery.
  • Representing people in relation to Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings.

Qualifications and Experience

  • LLB Hons Degree 2000
  • Qualified as a Solicitor in 2004
  • Has specialised in Criminal Defence work since 2004
  • Has also worked for HMCTS as a legal advisor in training for 18 months advising and assisting the Magistrates in relation to all aspects of criminal law