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Edward Fail Bradshaw & Waterson
662-664 Commercial Road
E14 7HA
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Paul is the Senior Partner of the firm, having been there for 30 years.  Paul is a past LCCSA president and a respected member of the profession. He is often asked to comment on issues arising in cases that attract media attention and he has also been called as an expert witness to the House Of Lords science and technology committee in order to give evidence on how effective the admissibility of expert evidence is in the criminal justice system. Paul is also one of the solicitor representatives on the Lord Chief justice’s criminal procedure rules Committee.


Paul continues to be instructed in the Hillsborough case, independent child abuse and other high profile enquiries. He has in excess of 25 years’ experience of representing clients charged with all types of criminal offences.



Higher court advocate; court and police station duty solicitor.


Past-president London Criminal Courts Solicitor Association; Solicitors Association of Higher Courts Advocates; Solicitor Representative on the Criminal Procedural Committee; Solicitor Representative on the Olympic Panning Group.

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London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general

Edward Fail Bradshaw & Waterson‘s ‘committed, unfailingly hard-working and knowledgeable’ team act on both legal aid and private client work, with a strong reputation for offering a police station to trial service. Head of the in house Crown Court department Natalie Berman is regarded as ‘one of the shining lights in this profession‘, and has experience in matters related to murder, burglary, and drug offences. Senior partner Paul Harris has worked within the firm for more than 30 years, and is active on behalf of sub-postmasters in the Post Office Horizon scandal, while managing partner Shila Keshvari acts on cases of murder and drug crime. Kirsty Bishop has expertise in serious crime matters, particularly complex cases with multiple defendants. Solicitor Adeela Khan is also noted.