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Firm Profile

Shaw Graham Kersh

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 35 Great Marlborough St
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • W1F 7JF

Firm profile submitted by Shaw Graham Kersh

Senior Partner: Paul Graham
Number of partners: 4
Assistant solicitors: 5
Other fee earners: 4
Total: 13
Total staff (including secretarial support): 15

THE FIRM Based in modern offices in the West End of London, Shaw Graham Kersh is committed to providing its clients, irrespective of background, the professionalism and expertise to be found only in the leading criminal defence law firms. Established in 1999, the firm benefits from a wealth of experience invested in not just its founding partners, but also in its solicitors and paralegals, some of whom have been with the firm from shortly after its inception. In most cases the same lawyer who handles the police station stage will retain conduct throughout the life of the case, providing continuity and comfort for the client, and job satisfaction for the lawyer concerned.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK The firm has particular expertise in homicide cases with in depth knowledge of murder investigations, including Operation Trident, child death and psychiatric cases. The firm also has a reputation for defending those involved in some of the largest drug conspiracies. The firm has well established fraud specialists, and has represented clients in respect of mortgage fraud, VAT fraud, carousel/ MTIC fraud, boiler room fraud, money laundering, pension fraud, revenue, and tax fraud, brought by specialist fraud units including the Serious Fraud Office, Serious Fraud Crime Units of the Police, the Department of Trade and Industry, HM Revenue & Customs, the Financial Services Authority and other regulatory authorities. The firm regularly conducts Very High Cost Cases and has significant experience of conducting complex confiscation proceedings. In addition to its criminal work, the firm also defends professionals within regulatory proceedings and retains an Extradition Department that has been involved in precedent setting cases. The firm also has a very strong relationship with family firms dealing with Hague Convention matters.

CLIENTS The firm is often referred work from criminal and non criminal firms with excellent reputations of their own. The firm believes these referrals result from the high degree of client care it exhibits, reflecting commitment to the client and their case.

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