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 is a solicitor with 33 years experience in criminal law and leads a team which specialises is preparing cases for clients facing Crown Court proceedings. The team has a particular expertise for identifying vulnerable adults who will need special assistance and representation during the process. Appearing in the Crown Court can be a daunting experience for anyone, regardless of the charge(s) being faced. Clients can be assure that their case will be prepared professionally with their close involvement.

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 practises Criminal Cases of a more serious or complex nature, including fraud, cross border offending, high value drugs, serious assaults and murder.

Leading cases:
R v LB (Oxford CC) securing a manslaughter
R v. ex parte Westminster Mags Spencer (JR) – return of half of a security (leading case currently)
R v. LB Ealing ex parte AB

Hemini Patel – Senior Solicitor

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 – Criminal Partner

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