We are an established Criminal Department which was set up over 30 years ago. We deal with all types of Criminal Offences and take on both private and legally aided cases. We have specialist subdivisions within the Department dealing with Crown Court, Magistrates Court, Police Station and Youth court matters.

We are on call for police stations 24 hours a day. Our out of office number is 07961 460770

Our Team

Judy Kelman – Crime Partner

Judy leads a team of experienced lawyers preparing cases for clients facing serious criminal charges. A number of high profile cases and complex fraud matters have been successfully defended. Her extensive experience and that of her team ensures that the largest cases requiring multiple fee earners input and coordination are prepared professionally and with close client involvement. Judy has particular expertise in SFO investigations and POCA matters.

Fadi Daoud – Extradition and Crime Partner

Fadi founded the Extradition Department. The Department has been at the forefront of some of the leading cases in Extradition Law. Fadi is an experienced advocate and also practises Criminal Cases of a more serious or complex nature.

Hemini Patel – Crime Partner

We understand that it can be frightening and worrying for an individual who is arrested and also their family and friends. Running a team of 15 Solicitors and clerks Hemini is responsible for ensuring anyone arrested by police has access to legal advice and assistance 24/7 365 days a year. Her team can attend police stations day or night anywhere in London, and can cover any matters that are charged to court. This busy team has lawyers at Central London courts on most days and can arrange attendance for its clients at any court. If you or someone you are close to gets arrested it is important to seek legal support at the earliest opportunity.

Moorique Newman – Duty Solicitor

Moorique specialises in criminal defence and extradition work. She is a qualified Duty Solicitor and has particular experience in youth court cases. Prior to working for Lawrence and Co, Moorique worked for a reputable London Human Rights Firm. Her criminal practice ranges from representing clients charged with offences in the Magistrates and Youth Court to representing those in the Crown Court (where Counsel is instructed). She is a skilled advocate who is known for her hard work and attention to detail. Her dedication for getting the right results for her clients is evident and she is known to have an excellent manner with her clients and other professionals. Moorique represents clients at the Police Station, Magistrates and Youth Court. She is highly regarded by her peers and credited for presenting her cases in a clear and articulate way. Moorique is regularly instructed on both legally aided and private cases.

Private Fees

Fixed Fees
Guilty Pleas – not listed for trial £750.00 plus VAT plus Disbursements
Magistrates Court Trials £2,500 plus VAT  plus Disbursements
Appeals from Magistrates Courts to Crown Courts £4,000.00 plus VAT plus Disbursements
Extradition Cases
Fixed Fees £6,000.00 plus VAT plus Disbursements
Police Station Fees
Attendances per case £600.00 plus VAT plus Disbursements
Crown Court Cases
Fixed Fee Trials £18,000.00 plus VAT plus Disbursements
Hourly Rates
Partner £350.00 plus VAT
Solicitor £250.00 plus VAT
Non – qualified staff £150.00 plus VAT
Disbursements may include :-
Interpreter Fees
Medical Report
Counsels Fees
Expert Reports