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Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors

Parliamentary & Public Affairs

1 ranked lawyersBand 1UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table
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Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors

Parliamentary & Public Affairs

1 ranked lawyersBand 1UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Continues to be much sought after for its expertise in election matters and public affairs. Acts for a range of clients and is well known for its historic relationship with the Labour Party, which continues on a number of parliamentary matters. Deeply involved in some of the most prominent electoral law cases of recent years, and continues to be involved in a series of ongoing expenses cases arising from the 2015 and 2017 general elections. Provides a broad range of additional expertise including local government matters, reputation management and criminal law.

Strengths

"They're well known for acting on litigation with a political overlay," says a client.

Sources say: "They have shrewd political judgement about what clients need."

"They fight hard for their clients," an observer notes.

Notable practitioners

Gerald Shamash is renowned for his representation of political parties in electoral law matters. He also is the vice chair of the Society of Labour Lawyers.
"He's extremely experienced, knowledgeable and able to navigate the often blurred lines between the legal and political fields. He has excellent political judgement and a strategic legal mind."

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Parliamentary & Public Affairs: Electoral Law


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