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Shaw Graham Kersh

Crime

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What the team is known for

Strong bench of experienced criminal practitioners who act for both private and publicly funded clients. Adept at handling matters concerning complex criminal conspiracies, including people trafficking, gang-related violence and large-scale drug investigations. Demonstrates expertise in cases that involve young defendants as well as those with mental health issues.

Strengths

"They stand out for their hands-on approach," says one market commentator.

Notable practitioners

Paul Graham has experience in handling all manner of criminal defence work, including complex cases of murder, violence and human trafficking. As well as leading the serious crime team, he is also the firm's managing partner.
"He is very knowledgeable." "He knows what he is doing and is very realistic in his advice." "He is very good with clients - relaxed and calming."

Raymond Shaw maintains a strong criminal defence practice which includes representing clients facing serious allegations of violence and attempted murder. He heads the firm's private client criminal defence team.
"He is amazing at dealing with people who are having their first interaction with the law."

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Overview

SGK advises and represents clients facing all types of criminal allegation and related professional/regulatory work.

Our clients range from professionals to so called ‘Organised Crime Group members’  and young children. They include regulars within the criminal justice system and those facing the process for the first time. We rely on word of mouth referrals from former clients and other lawyers. Our client care ethos extends to all our clients, whatever their background or experience, whatever the nature of the charge they face. We welcome complex cases, and for the individual suddenly facing the terrifying blunt force of the state, there are no small cases.

Recent work includes:

A defendant charged with supplying over 100kg of cocaine; the alleged head of a County Lines Gang.

A number of murder allegations, including alleged gang homicides forming part of a series of widely reported tit for tat shootings/stabbings.

Successfully running a 'Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity' defence for a businessman accused of attempted murder of a colleague.

Defending a client charged with perverting the course of justice, related to Electronic Monitoring Service (EMS) tags worn by defendants.

Overturning a rape conviction in the Court of Appeal and successfully defending the defendant at his retrial, securing his acquittal.

Representing a manager of a large drug import/export company investigated by HMRC, alleging breaches of the U.K. export control regime.

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Crime Department

Shaw Graham Kersh

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35 Great Marlborough St

London

Greater London

UK

W1F 7JF

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Crime


Paul Graham
Band 3
Raymond Shaw
Band 3