Firm Profile > Edward Fail Bradshaw & Waterson > London, England

Edward Fail Bradshaw & Waterson
662-664 Commercial Road
E14 7HA

Crime: general Tier 2

Edward Fail Bradshaw & Waterson is adept at handling private criminal cases and legal aid work, and advises on a range of criminal matters, such as sexual offences, murder, fraud, drugs conspiracies, motoring offences and miscarriages of justice. Paul Harris and Shila Keshvari jointly head the team. Senior consultant Edward Preston and Kirsty Bishop are also key names. Natalie Berman was promoted to partner.

Practice head(s):

Paul Harris; Shila Keshvari


Paul Harris is immensely energetic and a forceful advocate‘.

Natalie Berman works tirelessly to secure the best outcomes for her clients‘.

Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson has a first-class reputation as a specialist criminal defence firm. It is consistently ranked among the very best in London and the UK by legal directories.

The firm:

We cover the entire spectrum of criminal law and have a large own client following as a result of the level of client care that we provide.

We have a thriving Crown Court advocacy department, which is headed by one of our new partners’, Natalie Berman.

We are committed to legal aid work and we also undertake a significant amount of private client work. In addition, Paul Harris, the Senior Partner, undertakes Inquest and Public Inquiry Work. He is currently instructed in one of the Hillsborough cases.

Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson are an established practice (1887) with a dynamic professional and modern approach. Client care, client privacy and confidentiality are paramount.

All members of staff work hard to put clients’ interests first, and to strive to provide the best possible service to those clients.

Types of work undertaken:

The offences that we advise on range from general crime to the more sophisticated offences and cases which involve gangland crime, large scale drug conspiracies, murder, sexual offences and all road traffic offences. We also advise on all types of fraud, money laundering, POCA, forfeiture and confiscation. We undertake appeal work and miscarriages of Justice. In addition we advise clients released under investigation and make representations to the police with regards to disposal of matters and where possible undertake work pre-charge.


Other offices: City of London

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior partner Paul Harris 02077904032
Managing partner Shila Keshvari 02077904032
Partner Kirsty Bishop 02077904032
Partner Natalie Berman 02077904032
Partner Shreeta Gondhia 02077904032
Senior Consultant Edward Preston 02077904032
Photo Name Position Profile
 Natalie Berman  photo Natalie Berman Natalie has this year been promoted to partner after being at the…
 Kirsty Bishop  photo Kirsty Bishop Kirsty has been a partner at the firm for over 10 years…
 Shreeta Gondhia  photo Shreeta Gondhia Shreeta has this year been promoted to Partner having qualified in 2008…
 Paul Harris  photo Paul Harris Paul is the Senior Partner of the firm. Paul is a past…
 Shila Keshvari  photo Shila Keshvari Shila is the Managing Partner of the firm. Shila has particular experience…
 Edward Preston  photo Edward Preston Edward stood down from the partnership in 2018 after 23 years as…
Number of UK partners : 5
Number of other UK fee-earners : 16