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

Madeleine is an experienced and committed criminal defence solicitor. She is 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 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 ensures that she achieves the best possible result for her clients.

Madeleine is a member of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association, Liberty and the Haldane Society.

Client feedback:

"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:

  • 2018  R v H  St Albans Crown Court (ongoing)
    Representing one of 21 defendants charged in a crash for cash scam in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire areas investigated by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit. This involves close to 100 suspect crashes, with an investigation which took over two years and implicates a solicitors’ firm specialising in personal injury, a number of doctors who provide examinations for whiplash and soft tissue injury and former employees of the DVLA and a car finance company.
  • 2018 R v T&T Norwich Crown Court (ongoing)
    With Raymond Shaw, assisting in the representation of two Independent Financial Advisors accused of a £17 million fraud.
  • 2018  R v N  Kingston Crown Court (ongoing)
    Representing a mother accused of a serious assault on her husband in the family home.
  • 2018  R v H Southwark Crown Court (ongoing)
    With Raymond Shaw, representing a defendant facing extensive allegations of bribery.
  • 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.
  • 2016  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.  A plea to ABH was successfully negotiated.
  • 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
    The defendant in this matter was originally charged with possession of prohibited ammunition, an offence carrying a mandatory minimum 5 year sentence. 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. 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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