Mr Philip Hill > Shaw Graham Kersh > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Shaw Graham Kersh

Work Department

Crime; Fraud


Philip is a Partner and heads the General Crime department.

Philip has twenty five years of criminal defence work informing his current practice. His practice primarily involves serious criminal matters including murder, fraud, money laundering, sexual offences, firearms, and drugs supply. Philip’s practice largely derives from referrals (both publicly and privately funded) from former clients and non-crime practitioners whose clients find themselves enveloped in the criminal justice system.

Philip is the dedicated Compliance and Regulatory officer for the firm, overseeing the firm’s Quality Standards and ensuring that the firm retains the Law Society’s “Lexcel” Legal Practice Quality Mark accreditation which recognises excellence in Legal Practice Management and Client Care.


1989 – 1991 Simons Muirhead and Burton (paralegal)
1993 – 1994 Fisher Meredith, Articled Clerk
1994 – 2001 Fisher Meredith, Assistant Solicitor
2001            Shaw Graham Kersh, Partner


London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association; Fraud Lawyers Association


1984 – 88 Keele University: BA (Hons) Law and English
1992 – 93 College of Law: Law Society Finals

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.