Lawrence B Lederman – Consultant

Lawrence is the founding Partner of Lawrence & Co. He has a wealth of experience in dealing with Child Care Cases and is a member of the Children Panel and Child Care Panel. He has 40 years’ experience as a Criminal Practitioner and also dealing with Personal Injury litigation. He has dealt with many leading cases.

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

Telephone: 020 7266 7158

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.

Louisa Agu – Immigration; Human Rights and Public Law Partner 

Louisa who runs a busy department has a wealth of experience in Immigration law; human rights and public law cases. Having specialised in this field since 1999, she has been involved in complex and notable cases involving Asylum; Immigration; Human Rights and public law issues at all levels of the court system with several of her cases reported as country guidance cases. Louisa is respected for her attention to detail and tenacity in fighting for client’s rights in her chosen fields.

Melanie Crank – Family Partner

Mel is an experienced advocate and will represent her client at all levels of Court Hearings. She specialises in Care work but has broad experience in all aspects of family Law. Mel regularly acts for children via their Children’s Guardian. She has co-responsibility for supervising members of the family department and the management of their cases. Mel is a member of the Child Care Panel.

Renu Sanghera – Civil Litigation Partner

Renu qualified as a Solicitor in 2005 and has worked for a variety of large firms. She runs our Southall Office and has a particular interest in Employment Law, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Claims. Renu has represented Clients with serious injuries such as brain injuries or amputation. She has had successful cases against large corporations and is known not to give up. Renu has also represented organisations who have required help with Employment Polices or Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures.

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.