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Jay Shah is a Partner and Solicitor in the Criminal Defence Department. Jay graduated from Sheffield Hallum University with Law LLB (Hons.) and completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of West of England – Bristol Institute of Legal Practice. He qualified as a Solicitor in May 2006 and was admitted as a Duty Solicitor in May 2007, having completed Stage 1 of the Criminal Accreditation Scheme.
On 30th May 2012 Jay received Higher Courts (Criminal Advocacy) qualification status. This allows him to have rights of audience in all criminal proceedings in the higher courts and judicial review proceedings in any court arising from any cause.
Jay was made a Partner of Stephen Rimmer LLP in April 2014.
Jay can represent clients at the police station, Magistrates’ courts (guilty pleas and trials) all the way to the higher courts in criminal proceedings (which include appeals to the Crown Court from the Magistrates’ court, committal for sentence from the Magistrates’ Court, trials and sentences in the Crown Court). He mainly deals with complex and serious criminal investigations, trials and sentences.
Jay has also represented defendants in the Court of Appeal in relation to appeals against conviction and sentence.
Jay is one the busiest Higher Courts Advocates in the South East with him appearing in Court every week representing defendants on a variety of matters.
Some of the comments from Clients Jay has recently represented:
‘Thank you so much for saving my life! You treated this case like your baby right from the first day and you supported me all through the way. Those memories of the 2 weeks of trial would stay with me till I die, I kept wondering what would happen to my children if I lost this case, but you kept me strong with your words and your dedication to your job is outstanding. I am forever indebted to you Jay, I owe you so much!’
‘Jay is a fantastic Lawyer, he definitely loves what he does and he’s very skilful and awesome.’
‘You have been informative, very helpful and spot on!’
‘Thank you again for your excellent representation, we can’t thank you enough!’
‘Thank you for your calming influence and advice as well as your expertise. Thank you very much indeed for all you have done.’
‘…shown immense kindness and confidence. Throughout the court case it was clear what an incredibly bright and gifted advocate you are. Thanks to you I am still employed in the job I love, I owe you a huge debt’.
‘…charming, encouraging and very professional’.
‘…Mr. Shah was fantastic and helped me through this very difficult time in a professional manner and thank him for this’.
‘A repeated but well meant ‘Thank you’, I appreciated your sensitive and supportive manner in handling my defence.’
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