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Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson again ranked in Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners is an independent research company operating across 200 jurisdictions delivering detailed rankings and insight into the world's leading lawyers.

Edward Fail, Bradshaw and Waterson are delighted to once again be recommended as a leading firm in London for general crime in the 2022 edition of Chambers and Partners. It was said that "They are among the finest defence lawyers you will meet and there is not a weak link in the team". We are delighted to have the dedication and talent of our lawyers at the firm recognised after a tough year during the coronavirus pandemic.

The firm is considered Highly regarded for its dedicated criminal law practice and commitment to legal aid work” and “Demonstrates expertise across the breadth of complex criminal cases, including historic sexual abuse investigations and gang-related crime.” We are also “renowned for its experience in advising on youth crime.”

There were also individual recommendations:

Senior Consultant, Edward Preston was once again considered a Senior Statesperson. It was said "Edward Preston is a blue blood of criminal litigation and few can match his brilliance as a lawyer." "He is a superb solicitor."

Senior Partner, Paul Harris was remains ranked in Tier 1. It was said that "Paul is a fantastic all-round solicitor dealing with very heavyweight cases. He has wonderful insight and a fantastic rapport with all his clients." One client remarked "He has dealt with my matter with great professionalism, sensitivity and care throughout."

Managing Partner, Shila Keshvari was recommended in Tier 3. It was noted that "Clients adore her and she really gets results."

Partner and Head of Crown Court Team, Natalie Berman was considered up and coming. It was said "Natalie is an effective criminal solicitor who is very committed to her clients and understands cases inside out. She is a future star." "She never stops working and is equally adept in the courtroom as she is at preparing and litigating cases.". One client remarked She has been tough, knowledgeable and relentless yet also human and professional”.

To view our rankings in full please follow the link here to Chambers Review of Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson

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