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Criminal defence solicitor thrust into tabloid spotlight over claims she’s living with her Celebrity Big Brother reality star client

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She represented Jeremy McConnell after he was arrested for assaulting ex-Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis

Image credit: Facebook (Katie McCreath)

A criminal solicitor has hit the headlines this weekend — for reportedly living together with an ex-client of hers. Katie McCreath, a lawyer at Crown Defence Solicitors, acted for model and reality TV personality Jeremy McConnell after he was arrested for assaulting his on-off girlfriend Stephanie Davis, who he met while the pair were on Celebrity Big Brother (CBB).

McCreath studied law at BPP Law School before being admitted to the roll in 2010. Her firm profile states she’s a specialist in serious and high-profile criminal defence, and that she competes in equestrian sports at a national level.

According to the Mail Online — one of many tabloid news sites to report on McCreath and McConnell’s apparent move-in — the pair have been living together since he left prison in December. He ended up behind bars after breaching a suspended sentence imposed on him for assaulting his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his son, ex-Hollyoaks actress Davis.

Davis and McConnell’s turbulent relationship has been a reality TV car-crash: they first hooked up on CBB, while Davis was in a relationship with model Sam Reece. Reports of cheating, addiction and drug use blighted the romance, and both were at some point in the relationship arrested for domestic abuse.

Things came to a head in August last year after McConnell pleaded guilty to assaulting Davis (the judge said Davis “had a number of injuries… including a large bite mark to her arm”). McConnell was handed a 20-week sentence, suspended for a year. That day, McConnell was pictured leaving court alongside McCreath (thought it was actually her colleague, James Morris, who acted for McConnell in court).

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Though he escaped an immediate custodial sentence, McConnell later spent 34 days behind bars after he missed court-ordered community service to get a hair transplant in Turkey. He was released just before the New Year.

An article in The Mirror from January claims the twosome went on a “rowdy” night out with friends in celebration of McConnell having his electronic tag removed, during which he was reportedly filmed pulling his trousers down “to reveal a gleaming pair of white boxers”.

Reports also say McCreath has become McConnell’s manager, and that she has been advising him on his TV comeback. McConnell has previously appeared on This Morning, Beauty School Cop Outs and The Jeremy Kyle Show. A source is quoted in The Sun as saying:

“Jeremy is getting ready to make his big comeback and has been lying low… He is really close to her and she’s been helping him work out how to build up his public personality again. He thinks of Katie as the person that rescued him and will help make him famous again.”

McCreath declined to issue a comment to Legal Cheek about her newly-found tabloid fame. The criminal defence solicitor’s LinkedIn page says she was a sales representative at Ann Summers before she went on to study law from 2006 to 2009. Her training contract was serious and business crime-focused, and in 2010 she qualified as a higher courts advocate.

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42 Comments

Anonymous

Katie, do you do anything other than read the gossip mags and tabloids for anything vaguely related to law or lawyers to copy here?

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Whizz Kid

Legal Cheek is for the masses and some articles may not peek your interest, but it might for someone else.
Lets all just enjoy the variety of articles on this site πŸ™‚

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Anonymous

Do you mean pique??

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Whizz Kid

πŸ™

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Anonymous

Conflict of interest?

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Paul1983

She didn’t act for him a male solicitor did? Additionally didn’t his case finish last year?

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Anonymous

Hi Katie.

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Trumpenkrieg

6/10

WB

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Corbyn. Sympathiser

Trumpenkreig:
-100/10

Would tell to bugger off.

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Trumpenkrieg

You are damaged goods, my friend.

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Corbyn. Sympathiser

C’mon Trumpy, let me take you for a drink, I can show you a thing or two πŸ˜‰

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Trumpenkrieg

I don’t know how many β€œthings” you have, but I don’t associate with deviants.

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Corbyn. Sympathiser

Your mum will be surprised to hear that.

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Ciaran Goggins

Miss Anorexia 2008?

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Anonymous

Are the SRA aware? She might be in trouble there…

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Anonymous

She’s utterly foul. Those Daily Mail pictures almost made me gag.

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Anonymous

Guilty pleasure.

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Anonymous

She has a face only a blind mother could love

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Blind mother

Nah, not really mate.

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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DCI Derek

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Katie McHorseboxScandal

Katie McCreath of the esteemed (πŸ˜‚) Crown Defence Solicitors run by the same John Hughes of the equally esteemed (πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) Hampson Hughes Solicitors, Liverpool. Link below for your reference…

https://crowndefence.com/who-we-are/

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Anonymous

“Spotting a niche specialist area, which other firms omitted to grasp, Katie developed a bespoke Confiscation & Restraints department in 2009, initially heading a small department, which developed into the largest and most successful Confiscation defence team in the Country.”

Ooh, I bet she did…

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Katie McHorseboxScandal

Bit odd considering she only qualified in 2010 πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

It’s all in the detail guys πŸ˜‚

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

Derivatives are literally my life.

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Anonymous

What an absolute bell strap this guy is.

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Anonymous

Hampson Hughes should be shut down purely on the basis of their ‘I like to Hampson Hughes it’ radio adverts. An absolute abomination.

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Beth

I am not one usually comment – but thought this one warranted it.

Firstly, so what? What’s the big issue here? Understand people who live from reality TV etc.. have to take the rough with the smooth, but it’s a shame when people try to turn their lives around that there is so much negativity!

Everyone is very personal about this solicitor, looking at the reports she didn’t actually represent him at Court, last year and it just shows how nasty people can be reading the comments and stories.

All very unessesary, interesting story maybe, but not as exciting as the world appears to think! We have a Royal baby to be excited about and serious world unrest to be concerned with move on!

I’m sure those who comment are stunning highly qualified legal professionals 😏

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Anonymous

Didn’t know you now went by ‘Beth’, Katie?

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Anonymous

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Ben

oh dear

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Ben

😬

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Charlie

great article

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Ben

☺️

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?

🀣🀣

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

What an ogre.

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Anonymous

LOL

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James

hoot

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Anonymous

Crown Defence Solicitors’ services: criminal defence; prison law; motoring; immigration; fraud; confiscation; and… you guessed it… conveyancing. Diversification is key folks.

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