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Shaun Murphy

Senior Partner
Criminal & Family Department
Shaun Murphy
Shaun Murphy


Shaun was admitted as a solicitor in 1980 after joining Duthie, Hart and Duthie as a trainee in 1978. He became a Partner in the firm in 1982. He continued as a Partner at the newly formed Edwards Duthie Shamash.

He has over 40 years of experience as a litigator and since 2008 has been the Senior Partner at Edwards Duthie Shamash.

Experience & Areas of Expertise

Shaun has a range of experience in a number of areas of litigation which include criminal law, child care, judicial review, professional malfeasance and general civil litigation. He has been a Higher Courts Advocate since 1996 and regularly represents clients in the Crown Court, High Court and Appeal Courts.
Shaun also represents doctors/dentists before the General Medical Council and the General Dental Council. Arising out of these proceedings, he also appears in the High Court on applications for judicial review and appeals.

Other work includes representing children, parents and local authorities in child care proceedings from the Family Proceeding Court through to the High Court. In addition, Shaun also represents claimants in actions against the police for unlawful conduct, including representations as an advocate in civil jury trials.

Shaun is also appointed to sit as a Recorder in the Crown Court since 1998.

Client Reviews

“I’m very happy with the outcome that Mr Shaun Murphy managed to achieve in my case. 5 star from me… Highly recommended. Thank you.”
— Anonymous
“I dealt with with Shaun Murphy and the quality of the service I received was impeccable, very timely and informing! He did all he could to make...”
— Anonymous
“I have instructed Edwards Duthie Shamash, (Shaun Murphy) on numerous cases and to date the results have been excellent, plus an excellent service throughout”
— Mr S
“Dan, I would also like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the hard work yourself and Shaun put into my case. Your...”
— Client Testimonial
“I can’t recommend Shaun Murphy enough, under a very difficult and stressful case he made me and my wife feel as confident as possible. We can’t thank...”
— KC
“I dealt with with Shaun Murphy and the quality of the service I received was impeccable, very timely and informing! He did all he could to make...”
— John Smith

Panel Membership

Former President of the West Essex Law Society, a Duty Solicitor, a member of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association, Criminal Law Solicitors Association and Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Clients / Cases of interest

In addition to instructions from individuals, Shaun receives instructions on behalf of Corporate clients, from local authorities and the Medical Protection Society. Recent cases include:

  • Murder trial at the Central Criminal Court – headless/handless corpse.
  • Murder trial at Luton Crown Court – baby shaking case.
  • Defence case at the General Dental Council re inappropriate use of x-rays.
  • Defence case at the General Medical Council re allegations of fraud.
  • Criminal Court of Appeal – appeal against conviction re multiple domestic rapes.
  • Application for judicial review concerning service of an abatement notice on environmental issues.
  • Court appeal judgment on a leading case of damages against the police
  • High Court breach of contract claim on behalf of a corporate client
  • Defence of man tried for robbery and manslaughter at the Central Criminal Court
  • Representation of doctors accused of sexual assault, in the Criminal Courts and before the General Medical Council


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