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GT Stewart Solicitors


GT Stewart Solicitors - London
  • 28 Grove Vale
  • East Dulwich
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • SE22 8EF
  • Principal Greg Stewart
  • Assistant Solicitors 43

THE FIRM GT Stewart Solicitors is one of the largest teams of criminal lawyers in London and the South East. The firm has a team of HCAs, as well as a specialist Very High Cost Case Team. The firm represents clients throughout England and Wales. The firm accepts both publicly funded and private work and are happy to agree fees in advance. It’s experienced in dealing with all aspects of criminal defence work, from arrest to the Supreme Court. The firm also has a particular expertise in dealing with young people and vulnerable clients. In addition to the firm’s extensive criminal work, the Civil Team deal with housing, family, mental health and actions against the police or prison service. Greg Stewart, the firm’s Principal, is a member of the Law Society’s Criminal Law Committee and he is responsible for matters relating to children and young people in the criminal justice system.

Other offices: City of London, Croydon, Dartford, Lambeth, Leeds, Shoreditch, Tower Bridge and Woolwich.

Areas of Practice

  • Crime: 85%
  • Civil: 15%


  • 21-22 Camberwell Green,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • SE5 7AA
  • DX DX: 35307 Camberwell
  • 28 Grove Vale,
  • East Dulwich,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • SE22 8EF
  • Tel (020) 8299 6000

Crime - London (Firms)

What the team is known for Well-regarded criminal defence firm with seven London offices. Strong reputation for its youth justice work and appeals practice, supported by an in-house advocacy team.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Market standing: "I feel that, as a law firm, equality and diversity are at the heart of what they do."

Client service: "I feel as if there is a genuine culture of care in place." "GT Stewart is always professional in its interactions and sympathetic to the client's needs."

Work highlights Continues to represent David Norris, who was convicted of the murder of Stephen Lawrence, in appeals proceedings.

Notable practitioners  

Sources applaud "outstanding solicitor" Greg Stewart for his high-profile criminal appellate work. He is described as "very professional, extremely hard-working and very good with his clients. He provides extremely high-quality representation."

Melanie Krudy heads the in-house advocacy team and recently represented a client accused of killing a drug dealer in a 'gangland execution'. Commentators admire her for being "a very upfront individual who's got the guts and is not frightened to get stuck in there."

Social Housing - UK-wide

Basic facts about the department
- 6 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strengths in housing law supported by criminal and family departments. Experience acting for vulnerable individuals.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Reliability: "I am able to work with GT Stewart safe in the knowledge that I can trust their judgement on a case."

Notable practitioners

Denise Phillips heads the housing department at the firm. She is described by peers as "well respected in the sector," and as someone who "never wants to give up." Her recent work highlights include acting for tenants in possession proceedings and judicial review proceedings, including those with mental illness.