The Freedom Law Clinic Team

Luke Gittos

Solicitor, Clinic Director
Having worked in criminal justice since 2009, Luke qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and developed a specialist practice in complex criminal litigation. He is a partner at Murray Hughman solicitors and as well as founding the clinic also supervises all of our criminal casework and sets the strategic direction for our work.

Amber Pierce

Paralegal, Clinic Administrator
Amber is criminal paralegal for Murray Hughman, primarily assisting in case research. She has a PhD in History, specialising in historians and international criminal tribunals. She was called to the Bar in July 2023 and has been offered pupillage with Foundry Chambers, with the aim of developing a criminal practice, starting in October 2024.

Our Tutors


Barbara is a qualified barrister who specialised in criminal law when in practice. Since then, she has taught and written widely about law with particular interests in criminal law, criminal litigation, wills and probate.


Grant is the managing partner at Murray Hughman Solicitors and a highly-regarded expert in complex criminal cases. Since qualifying in 2002 he has focussed exclusively on criminal practice, covering the most serious offences and prosecutions brought by the CPS, HMRC, the NCA and the SFO.

Katie Kipps

Katie is a Partner at Murray Hughman Solicitors and has extensive experience with cases ranging from serious crimes to complex frauds, and international drug conspiracies. Her practice focuses on defending cases brought by the SFO, the Financial Conduct Authority, and the National Crime Agency.

Robin Penfold

Robin is a solicitor and a financial services specialist with over 15 years’ experience of advising businesses operating in the financial services sector on a range of legal and regulatory issues affecting their operations. Robin has worked in legal practice, in industry and for the regulator and regularly writes for the trade and industry press on legal issues affecting the retail financial services sector. Alongside his legal practice, Robin sits as a Deputy District Judge (Civil) on the Western Circuit.

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