Shaw Graham Kersh LLP : Specialists in Criminal Defence
Shaw Graham Kersh LLP is a leading criminal defence law firm based in Central London. The firm is ranked in the top ten law firms in London conducting criminal defence work by Chambers and Partners 2024, receives similar praise in the Legal 500, and is commended in the latest edition of The Times Best Law Firms.
The firm is committed to providing its clients representation of the highest quality, irrespective of background or history. Shaw Graham Kersh LLP understands that however major or minor the offence, for the individual involved, the experience can be traumatic. Their approach therefore combines top level pragmatic expertise with sensitivity and total discretion. The firm undertakes both private and publicly funded work.
They have a well-rounded team who can take any kind of work and take it to the highest instances.”
A very strong practice across the spectrum of criminal law. It is a relatively small team made up primarily of very experienced solicitors. As a result, the quality is excellent and very partner led.”
Madeline Corr is a star. She is approachable, tactical, and absolutely on top of the brief. A real joy to work with and deservedly a recently made partner.”
SGK has always punched above its weight. A boutique firm that has successfully competed with global law firms in private criminal work, that makes no distinction between the lucratively and the publicly funded case: a rarity."
An extremely impressive and professional firm offering a bespoke service to all clients. Each case will be prepared in detail, thoroughly and fantastically presented from Magistrates Court to appellate level, if necessary. Partners and paralegals work closely with counsel at all stages, which provides lay clients with a real team effort and sense of security.”
They are an extremely well run and committed firm who care passionately about their clients. The office exudes warmth and friendliness. They have maintained a very high-level of service to their clients for many years.”
Legal 500 2024
They are fully committed, from police station to appeal, and they are very hands on. Clients get a really good service from them."
They are quick in how they move things along and great at identifying procedural issues.”
I was impressed by their level of preparation and felt that they really cared about their client.”
Their client care is excellent and they provide really useful and clear instructions that always focus in on the right issues.”
Chambers and Partners 2024
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
The firm are specialists in criminal defence undertaking all serious and complex crime including murder/manslaughter, assault, drugs supply, fraud and money laundering, restraint and confiscation proceedings, civil freezing orders, corruption and bribery cases, sex offences, terrorism, internet crime, and Encro Chat investigations. The firm has additional expertise in defending extradition proceedings, and handling investigations/proceedings brought by the FCA, CMA, Local Authority prosecutions, and professional disciplinary proceedings.