THE FIRM Steel & Shamash is a leader in electoral, parliamentary and government law, including local government and standards boards investigations. Its civil litigation team has been instructed by many high profile individuals and politicians including Paul Gascoigne, Alastair Campbell, Alan Yentob, Andy Burnham MP, Lord Mandelson and Lord and Lady Archer. The public law team is regularly instructed by claimants in notable judicial review cases. The criminal department is sought after in serious and high-profile cases, including terrorism, serious and complex fraud matters, money laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings, as well as historical and current sex offences. The mental capacity team is highly regarded, and regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor in cases before the Court of Protection especially where deprivation of liberty issues arise. In children and family law, it has a strong established reputation for dealing with sexual abuse and non-accidental injury cases, offering experienced advocacy services.