Criminal Defence Department


 It’s our belief that the client’s major concern, throughout any criminal investigation or proceedings, is “will my case be well prepared and will it be presented in the best possible light, to ensure I get the result that I want?”.  If this is your major concern, then you cannot do better than to have Tilson Solicitors in your corner, protecting your interests every step of the way. 

We understand that a criminal conviction and possible imprisonment will not only affect you but also your spouse, your children and your family.

Our head of the criminal department, Mr Shakeel Shah, has attended over 1500 police station interviews, and over the years has represented clients charged with practically any offence you care to think of.

He has had conduct of many murder cases, complex frauds, importation of large quantities of drugs and the list goes on. The fact that we get the vast majority of our work through referrals is a testament to the results we have achieved for our clients over the years. Please click on this link to be taken to a sample of the cases, which we have had conduct.

If you want Mr Shakeel Shah in your corner, looking after your interests, then please do not hesitate to contact our office. We can give a second opinion on your case if you are already represented by another firm. The consultation is free.

Clients cases are dealt with by a senior partner, which we are told by our clients is really appreciated. Your calls are always returned, and you will be kept informed as your case progresses through the different stages at court.

There are of course cases which require a large team to ensure that the case is properly prepared. We are able to arrange a team of experienced lawyers and experts in a short period of time, whose work is overseen by Mr Shah, to ensure that every piece of evidence is considered as part of your defence. We have frequently dealt with complex frauds in such a manner, where there was a vast quantity of case material. By employing experts as needed, we are able to keep costs down for those clients that pay privately.  We also conduct Legal Aid work.

If you would like a free consultation to discuss your case, please do not hesitate to contact us, by telephoning the above number, or alternatively, please send us an email. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. We are happy to consult with you, whether the police wants an “informal chat”, whether you are released on bail, or released under investigation, and just about everything in between.

Our Head of the Criminal Department

Shakeel Shah has been practising criminal law since 1990. He initially worked as a paralegal in a large criminal practice in north London, before deciding this was the career for him by qualifying as a solicitor.

Over the last twenty plus years, Mr Shah has handled many high-profile cases, and many of his cases have gained national news coverage, although, as a rule, Mr Shah works very hard at keeping his client’s name OUT of the press.

Shakeel  Shah has had many years experience in evaluating both the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution’s case. This experience has allowed him to aggressively defend his clients before they go to court, rather than starting work on the first court date. Mr. Bukhari- Shah is approachable with an easy manner that makes clients feel relaxed when giving instructions. Although each client’s case is different, there are time-proven strategies that, if followed by the client, will help them successfully defend the case. Mr  Shah specialises in major crimes such as fraud, murders and drug importations. If you would like a free consultation with Mr Bukhari- Shah regarding your case, please do not hesitate to contact our office.


Please complete the contact form. We would be grateful if you could provide brief details of your case, so we are able to direct your inquiry to the right department.

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