Criminal Defence – The highly experienced team at Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors has successfully defended people facing criminal charges in Magistrates Court, Crown Court and the Court of Appeal. We have an excellent track record spanning many years.

We will always achieve the best result possible

If you have been arrested or face a criminal charge in Crown Court or a Magistrates Court, then our Criminal Defence specialists can help.

We provide both expert legal advice and Specialist Criminal Defence services. We have been involved in many high profile cases and are trusted advisors to a range of individuals.

Headed by Senior Partner, Shaun Murphy, and Equity Partner, Bernard Huber, this Department is nationally recognised for its expertise in defending clients at all levels in criminal and professional malfeasance cases.

Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors are used to dealing with highly complex and serious cases.  The firm is a member of the Very High Costs/Serious Fraud Panel and is one of a limited number of firms in the country recognised by the Legal Aid Agency as being qualified to take on this type of work.


How can we help?

    Do you have to go to a police station?

    Do you have to go to court?

    Do you want to appeal?

    Do you have a road traffic case?

    Are you looking to challenge a caution?

    Do you have a claim against the police?

    Are you being investigated?

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    We are also regularly instructed by medical insurers – the Medical Protection Society – to represent doctors in allegations of professional malfeasance. These can include:

    • Professional negligence
    • Professional misconduct
    • Allegations of a criminal nature

    We are instructed to represent doctors in a variety of forums:

    • Health Service Tribunals
    • General Medical Council
    • Criminal Courts
    • Appellate Courts – High Court, Criminal Courts

    We are able to offer an in-house specialist advocacy service.  All of our solicitors regularly practice as advocates in the Courts. We are also able to undertake advocacy in the higher courts, and have successfully included cases on behalf of clients (without recourse to Counsel) in the Crown Court, Divisional Court and Criminal Court of Appeal.

    Edwards Duthie Shamash are recognised by the Legal Aid Agency as an approved and quality provider of legal services. We can advise you on your eligibility of legal aid and assist you in applying for this. If you are not eligible for legal aid and have to pay for legal services Edwards Duthie Shamash can provide a quality service at a very competitive cost to you.



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    If you would like to know more or need our help please call us now on 020 8514 9000 to speak with one of our criminal lawyers.

    “Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors,
    your Legal experts, always here to help”