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Madeleine Corr

Partner (Admitted 2006)

Email: madeleine.corr@sgkllp.com
Secure email: madeleine.corr@sgksolicitors.cjsm.net
Direct dial: 0203 167 6463

Madeleine joined Shaw Graham Kersh in 2010. She is a highly experienced and committed criminal defence solicitor with 16 years’ experience at Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners firms in London.

She has a diverse practice representing clients across the spectrum of criminal offences including murder, terrorism, complex fraud, money laundering and serious firearm and drug offences, from the police station through to the Crown Court and Court of Appeal

Known for her dedication, thorough preparation and sound judgement, Madeleine’s ability to work in close collaboration with counsel and her clients at each stage of the proceedings ensures that she achieves the best possible results.

Madeleine is a member of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association.

The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms Madeleine Corr

“Madeleine 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”
Legal 500 2024

“Madeleine is a fantastic solicitor.”
Chambers & Partners 2024

“Madeleine Corr – good judgement and engages with clients excellently.”
Legal 500 2023

“Very satisfied – [Madeleine] provided a depth and quality of advice comparable to the most expensive chambers but at an affordable price”

“We could not have had a better result. Madeleine changed the outcome of MT’s life”

“I am extremely grateful to your meticulous attention to detail and support throughout my case”


“I was very happy with Madeleine. She was very helpful [with] very good communication and good advice”.

2021 Maidstone Crown Court
A murder case which involved obtaining expert evidence from the country’s leading specialists in fractures and neuropathology, blood splatter and psychiatry.

2020 Southwark Crown Court
Multi-handed bribery charges brought following a lengthy and complex investigation. The prosecution accepted that there was insufficient evidence to pursue two of the three charges, and a plea deal was agreed. KH received a suspended sentence.

2020 Maidstone Crown Court
Death by careless driving of an elderly woman following a collision with an Age Concern van. By obtaining a psychiatric diagnosis of the client’s Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and crucial medical evidence RH received a suspended prison sentence.

2019 Central Criminal Court
A 15-year-old boy with complex behavioural issues who was accused of a joint enterprise murder. This case involved extensive analysis of cell site call data and required an approach that was particularly sympathetic to the client’s needs, ensuring that he understood each stage of the proceedings.

2019 Central Criminal Court
Assisted Raymond Shaw representing a mentally unwell defendant charged with attempted murder. Agreed psychiatric evidence resulted in a finding of ‘not guilty by reason of insanity’ and the imposition of a Hospital Order

2018 Norwich Crown Court:
Together with Raymond Shaw and Cheyenne Kiernan represented Two brothers who were accredited Independent Financial Advisors accused of a £17 million pension fraud of several hundred clients. This case involved forensic interrogation of complex company accounts.

2018 Kingston Crown Court
Successfully represented a mother accused of a serious assault on her husband in the family home. The CPS offered no evidence following detailed representations.

2017 Inner London Crown Court
Successfully represented a youth accused of rape (on a joint enterprise basis) where the CPS offered no evidence mid-trial following the complainant’s evidence. 

2017 Inner London Crown Court
Represented a youth accused of multiple knife point robberies where, after negotiation with the CPS, he pleaded guilty to two matters and all others were withdrawn.  Youth Rehabilitation Order passed by way of sentence.

2017 Kingston Crown Court
Represented a young female accused of false imprisonment, making threats to kill and assault ABH to a vulnerable male friend with learning difficulties in a case attracting national media attention.  This case was part of a pilot scheme to cross examine witnesses in advance of the trial.

2016 St. Albans Crown Court
Represented a mother accused of international child abduction by the removal of her children from the UK to the USA. Due to the particular circumstances of the case she received a Conditional Discharge, a sentence rarely handed out for such a serious offence.

2016 Wood Green Crown Court
Represented a defendant charged with possession of prohibited ammunition, an offence carrying a mandatory minimum 5 year sentence. Following defence insistence on a more detailed examination of the seized items revealed that they were not prohibited ammunition and the defendant received a 2 year sentence after pleading guilty to an alternative offence.

2016 Canterbury Crown Court
Represented a defendant, on life licence for murder, accused of multiple rapes, assaults and threats to kill on his partner and mother of his children in a coercive and controlling relationship. He was acquitted on a number of counts.

2016 Central Criminal Court
Assisted in the successful representation of a defendant accused of preparing to commit terrorist acts against British Nationals on UK soil.

2015  Kingston Crown Court 
Successful representation of a defendant acquitted by the jury at trial of importing large amounts of cannabis from two different jurisdictions via his fruit and vegetable importation business.

2014 Southwark Crown Court 
Represented a defendant accused of harassment and perverting the course of justice in one the first examples of ‘revenge porn’.

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