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Edward Fail Bradshaw & Waterson

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

Paul Harris

Work 020 7790 4032
Edward Fail Bradshaw & Waterson


Managing partner. Paul specialises in high level criminal defence work, including terrorism, fraud, murder, armed robbery, firearms, sexual offences, extradition, theft, white collar crime offences involving large scale drugs supply, asset forfeiture/restraint and road traffic offences. His case work has included a number of high profile cases involving the defence of individuals in the public eye and he is experienced in dealing with the associated press attention. Paul is a respected member of the profession and is frequently asked to commentate on issues arising in cases that attract media attention. Notable cases include: the Red Mercury terrorist case ((VHCC) in which he successfully defended one of the men accused of attempting to purchase materials for use in terrorism from the News of the World journalist known as the Fake Sheikh (R v Kanyare)); R v Hodges (the murder of an elderly street robbery victim); R v Walters (a shooting and kidnap offence where the defendant was acquitted at the close of the prosecution case); R v Connor (a leading House of Lords case on the issue of the sanctity of jury deliberations).


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.

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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