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Lee Bridges

Position: Director Email: l.bridges@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 01634 311 876

Lee was admitted as a solicitor in November 1994. He completed his articles at Duthie Hart & Duthie.

Lee has practised in criminal litigation since 1994. He was a member of the Serious Fraud Panel and a supervisor on Very High Costs Cases panel.

Lee is a duty solicitor and conducts advocacy in the magistrates and youth court on a daily basis.


Philip Emery

Position: Director Email: p.emery@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 0208 519 5500 (ext: 209 )

Phil Emery qualified as a solicitor in 1993. He has worked in criminal law for almost 20 years and was a founding partner of Emery Halil & Brown in 2001.

He has wide experience in all aspects of criminal litigation from road traffic offences through to murder, fraud and large-scale drug supply / importation.

Phil routinely undertakes a cross-section of work , including advocacy, in the police station, Magistrates Courts, Youth Courts, Crown Courts and Appeal Courts.

He aims at providing a friendly, confidential, non-judgemental and expert service to all his clients whatever the circumstances, and in particular continuity of representation and a personal touch.

Phil is a duty solicitor.


Canel Halil

Position: Director Email: c.halil@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 01634 311 876

Canel was admitted as a solicitor in September 1995 after completing his training contract at Duthie Hart & Duthie. After gaining substantial experience in criminal defence work, he was one of the founder Partners of Emery Halil & Brown that commenced operation in January 2002.

Canel has over 15 years of experience as a criminal defence litigator and remains one of the four Partners who have overseen the expansion of the firm in East London and the development of the firm's reputation as one of the leading legal aid defence specialists.

Canel is an experienced advocate in criminal proceedings. He handles all levels of criminal defence work in the Magistrates' and Crown Courts, as well as advising and representing defendants in the Court Of Appeal.

Canel has been instructed in criminal cases of all levels ranging from motor offences through to organised crime, the importation and supply of significant quantities of drugs, multi-million pound international fraud and money laundering, firearms offences and murder.

Canel regularly appears in the East London Magistrates' Courts representing the firm's clients, as well as acting as Duty Solicitor. He also has experience of Crown Court advocacy.

As well as court work, Canel is also a member of the Police Station Duty Solicitor Panel and regularly attends police stations around the country to represent clients arrested for various offences.

Due to his commitment to defending in criminal cases. Canel has established a loyal client following and a significant caseload.


Michael Michael

Position: Director Email: m.michael@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 01634 311 876

Michael was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in September 1998 after completing his training at Duthie Hart & Duthie.

Michael then qualified as a Solicitor in October 2005 and was one of the founders of Emery Halil & Brown which opened in January 2002. He has helped form a strong and well respected large East End practice.

Michael has many years of experience as a criminal defence lawyer and has acted in a variety of criminal cases of all levels ranging from motor offences through to organised crime, the supply of significant quantities of drugs, firearms offences, causing death by dangerous driving, fraud and murder.

Michael is an experienced advocate in criminal proceedings and regularly appears in the Magistrates' Courts representing the firm's clients, as well as acting as Duty Solicitor.

Michael also advises and represents defendants in the Court Of Appeal.

As well as court work, Michael is also a member of the Police Station Duty Solicitor Panel and regularly attends police stations around the country to represent clients arrested for various offences.

Michael provides an honest, confidential, and non-judgemental service to all his clients and due to his commitment, professionalism and hard work he has established a good client following .

Languages: Greek

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Assistant Solicitors

Charlie Charalambous

Position: Consultant Email: charlie.charleslaw@googlemail.com Tel: 0208 519 5500

Charlie practices exclusively in the field of criminal defence litigation and has done so since 1989 and qualified as a solicitor in 1994.

He has represented numerous clients in high profile cases involving drug importations, conspiracies, murder, fraud and organised crime.

He also advises clients in relation to appeals against conviction and or sentence to the court of criminal appeals.

Charlie is a duty solicitor and conducts advocacy in the magistrates and youth court on a daily basis.

Languages: Greek


Arnab Ghosh

Position: Assistant Solicitor Email: a.ghosh@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 0208 519 5500 (ext: 212 )

Arnab qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and joined the criminal law department at Emery Halil & Brown in 2010.

He has always worked in the criminal defence field and has previous experience in dealing with a large variety of Defendants, including those accused of serious offences such as murder and terrorism offences.

He has a particular interest in advising vulnerable Defendants, such as those with mental health issues or juveniles.

Arnab is a duty solicitor and conducts advocacy in the magistrates and youth court on a daily basis.

Languages: Bengali


Henna Baig

Position: Assistant Solicitor Email: h.baig@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 0208 519 5500 (ext: 204)

Henna joined Emery Halil and Brown Solicitors in 2010 as a Paralegal.

Henna graduated from London Southbank University in 2009 with an LLB Honours degree. She then did the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Bloomsbury and completed the course with Commendation in June 2010. During her LPC, Henna worked in the Legal Advice Centre providing advice and support to clients, working closely as part of a hard-working team.

Henna currently represents clients at the police station and undertakes case preparation for fee earners.

During her role as a paralegal with Emery Halil and Brown, she has built a firm rapport with clients. Henna hopes to further her career and qualify as a solicitor at Emery Halil and Brown.

Languages: Punjabi and Urdu


Manjit Tesse

Position: Assistant Solicitor Email: m.tesse@tslawltd.co.uk Tel: 01634 311 876

 


Nicole Lody

Position: Assistant Solicitor Email: n.lody@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 0208 519 5500 (ext: 211 )

Nicole represents and advises clients across the whole spectrum of criminal law from their initial arrest as the police station through to proceedings before the magistrates and crown courts.

Nicole is a duty solicitor and conducts advocacy in the magistrates and youth court on a daily basis.


Ruhena Parker

Position: Assistant Solicitor Email: info@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 0208 519 5500

 


Thomas Heslop

Position: Assistant Solicitor Email: info@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 0208 519 5500

 

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Higher Court Advocates

Rebecca Helliwell

Position: Assistant Solicitor / Higher Courts Advocate Email: r.helliwell@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 01634 311 876

"Rebecca is a Higher Court Advocate regularly defending in the Crown and Magistrates Courts. Rebecca has extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of offences, including fraud and dishonesty offences, violent offences, possession, supply and importation of drugs, driving offences and immigatration matters. She also has a great deal of trial experience in all Criminal Courts.

Rebecca also has considerable experience in defending vulnerable clients in the Youth Court. Youth cases include sexual offences, robbery, assaults and possession and supply of class A and class B drugs.

Rebecca is a duty solicitor and regularly attends the police station to provide quality representation in relation to a range of offences from shoplifting through to murder."


Kerry Moore

Position: Assistant Solicitor / Higher Courts Advocate Email: k.moore@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 0208 519 5500 (ext: 210 )

Kerry joined the firm in 2004 and is part of the firm's Crown Court Advocacy Department. He has experience as both solicitor and instructed advocate at the Crown Court in relation to a wide-range of offences from substantial offences of dishonesty and money-laundering, drug related offences, kidnap, robbery and offences of serious violence.

Kerry has particular experience of defending in money-laundering offences related to Hawalha banking and also large-scale car ringing. Kerry is experienced in assisting defendants suffering from mental health disorders facing criminal prosecution, including for grave matters such as murder, arson and other matters.

Kerry has substantial experience of defending and assisting clients at the police station as well as at court. Kerry has advised and protected clients at the police station facing offences ranging from murder to offences suitable for caution.

Kerry was called to the Bar in 2000 and transferred to become a Solicitor in 2003.

He is also a duty solicitor and often conducts advocacy in the magistrates and youth court as well as attending police stations.

Languages: German


Martin O' Rourke

Position: Assistant Solicitor / Higher Courts Advocate Email: m.orourke@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 0208 519 5500 (ext: 214 )

Having initially joined the firm as a paralegal in September 2008, he successfully completed his training contract with the firm and was admitted to the Rolls in July 2010.

Martin has quickly become a valued and reliable member of the firm. Martin regularly conducts trials in the Magistrates Court; his case load consists of a wide variety of offences from the minor Road Traffic offences to Serious and Organised Crime.

He has recently obtained Higher Rights status which will enable him to embark on Crown Court work as a Solicitor Advocate

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Paralegals

Bal Sian

Position: Paralegal Email: b.sian@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 0208 519 5500 (ext: 215 )

Bal joined EHB in November 2009 having clerked for the firm for some considerable time before that. Previous to which he enjoyed a career with a design and PR agency and in business development.

At EHB he is responsible for case-working and representing clients at Police Stations. He finds the challenge of representing clients interesting and rewarding.

Languages: Italian, Spanish, Punjabi and French

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