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Solicitor/HCA (Admitted 2006)

Madeleine Corr

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Madeleine joined Shaw Graham Kersh in 2010 having trained and practiced at another Legal 500 ranked London firm.

Madeleine is an experienced and committed criminal defence solicitor drawing on skills gained as a qualified duty solicitor and higher court advocate. She has a diverse practice representing clients in the police station, magistrates’ courts, and in the crown courts. Madeleine represents clients accused of a wide range of offences including large scale fraud, grave crimes, from terrorism related offences to murder, serious violence and drug offences.

Known for her dedication, thorough preparation and good judgement, Madeleine’s ability to work in close collaboration with counsel and her clients at each stage of the proceedings consistently helps her achieve the best possible result for her clients.

Madeleine is a member of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association, Female Fraud Forum, Haldane Society and Women in Criminal Law.

Client feedback:

“You worked so hard and got the result I needed”

"I am extremely grateful to your meticulous attention to detail and support throughout my case"


"I was very happy with Madeleine. She was very helpful [with] very good communication and good advice".

Her recent notable cases include:

  • 020 R v H Maidstone Crown Court (ongoing)
    Representing a young man accused of murdering a family friend in a dispute over a drug debt.
  • 2020 R v H Maidstone Crown Court
    Represented a mother who pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving of an elderly lady. Successfully persuaded the court to impose a suspended sentence order.
  • 2019 R v H Central Criminal Court
    Represented a youth charged, alongside adult males, with a gang related murder.
  • 2019 R v H Southwark Crown Court
    Representing one of three defendants accused of extensive allegations of bribery which following a timely guilty plea resulted in a suspended sentence order
  • 2019 R v A Central Criminal Court
    Assisted Raymond Shaw representing a mentally unwell defendant charged with attempted murder. Agreed psychiatric evidence resulted in a finding of ‘not guilty by reason of insanity’ and the imposition of a Hospital Order.
  • 2018 R v H St Albans Crown Court
    Represented one of 21 defendants charged with conspiracy to defraud in a ‘crash for cash’ scam.
  • 2018 R v T&T Norwich Crown Court
    With Raymond Shaw, represented two Independent Financial Advisors accused of a £17 million fraud.
  • 2018 R v N Kingston Crown Court
    Successfully represented a mother accused of a serious assault on her husband in the family home. The CPS offered no evidence following detailed representations.
  • 2017 R v H Inner London Crown Court
    Successfully represented a youth accused of rape (on a joint enterprise basis) where the CPS offered no evidence mid-trial following the complainant’s evidence.  Client pleaded guilty to robbery for which he received a Youth Rehabilitation Order.
  • 2017 R v H Inner London Crown Court
    Represented a youth accused of multiple knife point robberies where, after negotiation with the CPS, he pleaded guilty to two matters and all others were withdrawn.  Youth Rehabilitation Order passed by way of sentence.
  • 2017 R v C City of London Magistrates’ Court
    Successfully represented an off-duty security guard client accused of assaulting a police officer and a security guard at a nightclub with potential severe consequences for his career.
  • 2017 R v S  Kingston Crown Court
    Represented a young female accused of false imprisonment, making threats to kill and assault ABH to a vulnerable male friend with learning difficulties in a case attracting national media attention.  This case was part of a pilot scheme to cross examine witnesses in advance of the trial.
  • 2016  R v M  St. Albans Crown Court
    Represented a mother accused of international child abduction by the removal of her children from the UK to the USA. Due to the particular circumstances of the case she received a Conditional Discharge, a sentence rarely handed out for such a serious offence.
  • 2016  R v W  Wood Green Crown Court
    Represented a defendant charged with possession of prohibited ammunition, an offence carrying a mandatory minimum 5 year sentence. Following defence insistence on a more detailed examination of the seized items revealed that they were not prohibited ammunition and the defendant received a 2 year sentence after pleading guilty to an alternative offence.
  • 2016  R v T  Harrow Crown Court
    Successfully represented a defendant accused of multiple assaults on his wife and child cruelty to his children.
  • 2016  R v R  Canterbury Crown Court
    Represented a defendant, on life licence for murder, accused of multiple rapes, assaults and threats to kill on his partner and mother of his children in a coercive and controlling relationship. He was acquitted on a number of counts.
  • 2016  R v C  Central Criminal Court
    Assisted in the successful representation of a defendant accused of preparing to commit terrorist acts against British Nationals on UK soil.
  • 2015  R v B  Kingston Crown Court 
    Successful representation of a defendant acquitted by the jury at trial of importing large amounts of cannabis from two different jurisdictions via his fruit and vegetable importation business.
  • 2014  R v FS  Southwark Crown Court 
    Represented a defendant accused of harassment and perverting the course of justice in one the first examples of ‘revenge porn’.
  • 2014  R v R  Southwark Crown Court 
    Successful representation of the Fines Officer at a prominent London Magistrates’ Court accused of theft by appropriating a monetary fine from a defendant.

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