Carson Kaye > London, England > Firm Profile

Carson Kaye
154-160 Fleet Street

Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general Tier 3

Carson Kaye fields a general crime team which caters to both a strong private client base and high-end legal aid. The firm is active on the full range of serious crime, including international drug organisations, conspiracy to murder, and perverting the course of justice. Name partners John Kaye and John Carson  lead the team. Kaye has expertise across public order, financial and serious crime, and is a notable solicitor for Encrochat matters, while Carson has a particular specialism in business crime. Keshina Bouri is also noted.

Practice head(s):

John Kaye; John Carson

Other key lawyers:

Tana Adelmann; Keshina Bouri; Ben Darabi; Sophie Clarke


‘I have been consistently impressed with the work carried out by my instructing solicitors and supporting paralegals at Carson Kaye.’

‘What makes this practice unique is their superb handling of the biggest and most challenging criminal cases. They are extremely good at performing to the highest level and in the most serious criminal trials.’

‘Keshina Bouri is one of the hardest working solicitors out there. She never gives clients less than her full commitment and is always available to speak with concerning the case.’

‘The team at Carson Kaye are extremely diligent and professional. Cases are prepared thoroughly and with attention to detail.’

‘They are committed to quality representation. They put the work in despite the difficulties often faced by criminal practice.’

‘John Carson’s clients receive the very best advice and representation on a case by case basis.’

‘Carson Kaye has, in the relatively short period of time it has been in existence, developed a massive reputation for engaging with clients at the very highest level.’

‘John Carson and John Kaye are a formidable team with an international reputation. They are excellent with clients, realistic, honest but go the extra mile to secure the best results possible.’

Work highlights

  • Advising two (of 12) claimants before the IPT, challenging the lawfulness of warranty obtained at the start of the investigation.
  • Representing client in a case regarding a conspiracy to place two homemade explosive devices at the working address of a barrister prosecuting a large NCA civil case.
  • Advised the client in a civil asset seizure case involving multiple businesses and assets.