Mr Simon May > Edwards Duthie Shamash > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Edwards Duthie Shamash
12 BAYLIS ROAD
LAMBETH
LONDON
SE1 7AA
England

Work Department

Criminal Department

Position

Partner

Career

Simon qualified as a solicitor at Edwards Duthie Shamash before forming a specialist criminal defence practice in south London. He returned to Edwards Duthie Shamash as a consultant in the criminal department in 2016 and became a partner in 2019.

Simon has acted in a wide variety of cases brought by the Crown Prosecution Service including many serious violent and sexual offences, drug trafficking, firearms and murder. Simon has also defended in criminal proceedings brought by the Department of Work and Pensions, HM Revenue and Customs, the RSPCA and the Federation Against Copyright Theft.

Additionally, Simon has defended companies in Trading Standards investigations as well as in proceedings brought under the Environmental Protection Act. He also has experience in defending proceedings prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive.

Simon conducts nearly all of the magistrates and youth court advocacy on his own cases (including trials) and will instruct specialist counsel to act in Crown Court proceedings. Simon acts in both privately and publicly-funded cases. In addition to having a loyal client base, Simon also receives many referrals from those clients and from other professionals working in the legal profession.

Memberships

Accredited to provide police station advice, Simon is a member of the Duty Solicitor Service and is also an LCCSA member.

Education

Simon was born in Newcastle and educated at the University of Leeds (LLB Hons) and the College of Law in London.