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Edward Fail Bradshaw & Waterson

Work 020 7790 4032
Fax 020 7790 2739
London E14, London EC3N

Shila Keshvari

Work 020 7790 4032
Edward Fail Bradshaw & Waterson


Partner. Shila is an experienced criminal defence solicitor who has particular expertise in representing clients charged with the most serious of offences. In addition to her abilities as a lawyer, Shila is renowned for her client care, which has led to a popular and loyal following in the local community. Shila is a fluent Farsi speaker and has developed a niche practice in extradition law. Notable cases include: R v Emmanuel (represented one of four defendants charged with the murder of Special Constable Nisha Patel Nasri – Mr Emmanuel was the only defendant to be acquitted); R v Smith (only defendant to be acquitted facing a series of high-profile armed robberies); R v Khatun (successfully defended mother accused of murder in baby shaking case); R v L (murder – gangland murder – not guility); R v L & E (attempted murder); R v D (conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud); R v N (armed robbery); R v D (conspiracy to defraud).


Higher court advocate; court and police station duty solicitor.


London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association; Solicitors Association of Higher Courts Advocates.

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Edward Fail Bradshaw & Waterson acts in a variety of serious criminal matters including murder, fraud, money laundering, drug dealing offences, sexual offences, child abuse and public inquiries. The firm carries out a large amount of legal aid work alongside its private practice. Paul Harris , Shila Keshvari  and Kirsty Bishop jointly head the team. Edward Preston has stepped down as senior partner but remains at the firm carrying out serious criminal cases. Natalie Berman is also recommended.

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