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1411, 2019

Legal Aid – Death by a thousand cuts

Shaun Murphy, Senior Partner at Edwards Duthie Shamash. Edwards Duthie Shamash in the Law Gazette With legal aid lawyers regularly working 60+ hours a week, practitioners are not treated in a [...]

1110, 2019

Chambers & Partners 2020

Chambers & Partners 2020 Listing COURT OF PROTECTION What the team is known for Respected team frequently instructed by the Official Solicitor to act in high-profile and complex health and welfare cases. Particularly [...]

310, 2019

Successful at Golf Hearing

Shaun Murphy, Senior Partner at Edwards Duthie Shamash. Edwards Duthie Shamash Successful at Golf Hearing We represented a client before a Disciplinary Tribunal of his golf club, where our client was [...]

2305, 2019

Introducing Edwards Duthie Shamash

As Senior partner of Edwards Duthie Shamash, I am delighted to inform you that Edwards Duthie Shamash is to merge with another firm of solicitors, Steel & Shamash, in June 2019.

3004, 2019

London Legal Walk

On the 17th June, we're taking on 10K for justice at the 2019 London Legal sponsored walk.

602, 2019

Supreme Court Ruling on disclosure of old or minor offences

A landmark case by the Supreme Court has ruled that the current laws on disclosure of criminal records is ‘plainly disproportionate’. As a result of this ruling many thousands of people may not be required to disclose old or minor criminal offences when applying for jobs.

111, 2018

Success in obtaining a costs award against the Crown Prosecution Service

Edwards Duthie Shamash were again successful in obtaining a Costs Award against the Crown Prosecution Service on behalf of two clients involved in criminal proceedings. Both were acquitted of serious offences of dishonesty.

2105, 2018

Success in removing police caution

Edwards Duthie Shamash succeeded in having a caution removed for a client following a domestic incident with his wife.

3004, 2018

Edwards Duthie Shamash secure substantial costs award against the Crown Prosecution Service

Edwards Duthie Shamash were successful in obtaining a costs award against the Crown Prosecution Service for just over £13,000 following our clients’ acquittal in Crown Court proceedings. Both had been accused of stealing monies from an elderly relative.

2904, 2018

Edwards Duthie Shamash secure acquittal in major drugs trial

Edwards Duthie Shamash were recently successful in securing an acquittal in a very serious drugs trial conducted at Blackfriars Crown Court. The Defendant was charged with being concerned with the fraudulent importation of heroin and cocaine said to be in the region of approximately £25m.

1904, 2018

Drink Driving Fines

It would have caught most people’s notice that the famous entertainer, Ant McPartlin, was recently fined £86,000 having pleaded guilty to drink -driving. This was a record in terms of being the largest fine ever imposed for an offence of this kind.

103, 2018

Anna Orpwood – An inspirational businesswomen

I began as a trainee solicitor in 2003 and I am now the youngest Equity Partner within the company, and currently head up the Wanstead branch. I have a mixed practice of private crime and private client work. I act for individuals and companies facing prosecution for matters from road traffic offences to health and safety at work cases. I also specialise in matters regarding wealth management, including drafting wills, powers of attorney, probate and tax planning.

1112, 2017

Successful Outcome in Drugs Trial

Edwards Duthie Shamash acted for a client who was accused of conspiracy to supply cocaine. There were two other Co-Defendants in the trial.

112, 2017

How to protect your driving licence

For many, a driving licence is an important qualification that you never want to lose. The loss of a driving licence can be devastating. It could be the end of your job or the cause of enormous personal problems. Breach of driving laws can attract not only fines, but also the loss of your licence.

311, 2017

Chambers UK Guide for lawyers

We are delighted to announce that once again Edwards Duthie Shamash appear as one of the leading firms in London for Criminal Law.

210, 2017

The Law Commission declares that Sentencing Law is too complicated

The Law Commission have embarked on a process of consultation to simplify the sentencing provisions which are available to Judges and Magistrates in criminal cases.

210, 2017

Flexible Criminal Courts

The Court Service has introduced controversial plans to introduce flexibility into the sitting hours of Courts, with a view to a pilot being conducted in six Courts throughout the country.

603, 2017

Legal Aid Agency – Review of Edwards Duthie Shamash

Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors - Successful Review From time to time the Legal Aid Agency undertake a review of our files to ensure that quality standards are maintained. A recent review was concluded [...]

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