Mr Raymond Shaw > Shaw Graham Kersh > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Shaw Graham Kersh

Work Department

Crime; Fraud


Raymond heads our private client and fraud departments. He has been recommended in legal publications for years and Raymond continues to attract clients whose cases involve media attention, complex or novel legal challenges and/or sensitive handling.

His recent work includes:

  • resisting an SFO s2 Notice demanding information provided in confidence to a journalist
  • a psychiatric defence in an alleged attempted murder by a businessman with a mental health illness
  • advising a witness to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry
  • obtaining Leave to Appeal conviction, for a man now serving a custodial sentence for a serious sexual offence
  • confiscation proceedings involving parallel civil proceedings, with £millions of assets/trusts identified in multiple jurisdictions

Raymond has particular experience advising/defending fraud and related financial investigations/proceedings brought by the SFO, FCA, HMRC, CMA and CPS specialist units. This work is often conducted under the VHCC regime, (legal aid funding the largest cases).

Additionally, Raymond has particular experience advising:

  • lawyers, doctors and dentists facing professional disciplinary investigations carrying potential criminal liability
  • football related investigations (directors, players and lawyers)
  • in international child abduction cases


1994-96       Fisher Meredith (trainee)
1996-99       Garstangs
1999            Shaw Graham Kersh

Former President, London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association representing solicitors with Government, the Judiciary, CPS and Bar.

Certified Fraud Examiner qualification


London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (former President); Fraud Lawyers Association.


1985-88         Leeds University, B.A.Hons, International History and Politics
1992              CPE (Law), University of Westminster
1993              LPC, College of Law

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general

The general crime team at Shaw Graham Kersh is not split between police and court departments, with clients instead retaining the same representation throughout the legal process. The firm’s caseload includes matters such as gang violence, firearms, drug investigations, child slavery, terrorism and murder. Allegations of sexual assault are also handled, with the firm pursuing both current and historic cases in private appeals. Led by the ‘meticulous‘ Paul Graham and ‘excellent‘ Philip Hill, the team also includes Raymond Shaw, a ‘tactically astute‘ practitioner who recently advised a key witness in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.