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Solicitor/HCA (Admitted 1993)

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Harry has been practising in the London Courts for over 20 years where he has built up a considerable reputation for his advocacy skills and his caring and considerate approach towards his clients, particularly those who are vulnerable. He appears on a daily basis in the Magistrates and Crown Courts where he regularly conducts jury trials and complex sentencing hearings, often for mentally ill defendants which involves him working closely with psychiatrists in the preparation of reports and the presentation of medical evidence in Court. He also appears in the Court of Appeal.

Although based in London, Harry frequently travels to represent clients in other parts of the country, including recently the Crown Courts in Birmingham, Northampton, Leeds, Oxford and Newcastle.

Harry is particularly experienced in extradition law and is a ranked lawyer in this field:

“Harry Grayson heads the extradition department at Shaw Graham Kersh and is noted for his expert representation of often vulnerable clients. Sources commend the "great deal of experience" he brings to cases, noting that he's "really knowledgeable and engaged in the issues." – Chambers and Partners 2017

Client feedback:

“I feel my solicitor, Harry Grayson, was outstanding and I truly appreciate all his hard work”

“Mr Grayson is outstanding and he is a great asset to your organisation”

His recent notable cases include:


  • 2016 R v A  Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court
    Successful defence of a Pentecostal Pastor accused of assaulting a vulnerable resident in a care home where he worked as a care assistant
  • 2015 P v R  Court of Appeal
    Acted for a young woman with a personality disorder who received an Indeterminate Sentence for arson in 2007 under which she is still detained, and who sought to challenge her continued detention under Judicial Review and in the Court of Appeal as part of a wider challenge on behalf of IPP prisoners who are still incarcerated many years past their minimum tariff.    
  • 2014 R v E  Isleworth Crown Court
    Successful defence (as both litigator and advocate) of an attendee at the Notting Hill carnival accused of biting a police officer where the trial judge, following acquittal, commented that the officers concerned should be “spoken to” about their conduct.
  • 2013 R v J  Westminster Magistrates’ Court & Administrative Court
    A test prosecution brought against Harry`s client by the General Dental Council, under the Dentists Act 1984, to establish whether the cosmetic teeth whitening she was carrying out was something that should only be carried out by qualified dentists.

Landmark cases of:

  • 2016 S v Romania  Divisional Court (ongoing)
    Appealing an extradition order on behalf of a Romanian national in a test case involving Romanian prison conditions, and the interpretation of section 20 of the Extradition Act and the meaning of “deliberate absence” and compatibility with Article 6 ECHR.
  • 2014 H v South Africa  Administrative Court
    A recent leading authority on assurances given by the South African Government concerning the conditions of detention for returning prisoners.
  • 2013 Poland v Z UK Supreme Court
    A case which set new law on the validity of European Arrest Warrants.
  • 2013 A and B v Hungary Administrative Court
    A case in which Lord Justice Moses laid down new guidance on the application of Article 8 of ECHR in proceedings involving the extradition of parents with dependent children.

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