Criminal Law

Steel & Shamash has established an outstanding reputation in criminal cases over many years. Our team of lawyers includes Bob Dynowski and Rakesh Bhasin who between them have extensive experience of a wide range of cases.

Over the years we have specialised in serious cases involving allegations of Murder, Fraud, Armed Robbery, and Sexual offences, and as a result we have been involved in a number of very high profile prosecutions.  However, we realise that whatever the nature of the allegation your case is serious to you, and therefore we are committed to giving you and your case our complete attention.  Our reputation in this area is built upon working hard for our clients and ensuring that no stone is left unturned in challenging a prosecution case and building a solid defence.

We are recommended in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500

The firm has extremely helpful and efficient support staff on hand to assist.  It continues to attract high-quality work and repeat clients which is a testament to the high level of service provided (Chambers and Partners 2014)  The team has enormous experience at the senior level. They are busy, friendly, approachable and efficient (Chambers and Partners 2014) Rakesh Bhasin of Steel & Shamash offers ‘perfect judgement, assiduous preparation and a high level of client commitment’… (Chambers and Partners 2013) Steel & Shamash does heavyweight crime very well with Rakesh Bhasin and Robert Dynowski both recommended (The Legal 500 2014) Steel & Shamash’s team is ‘hardworking and progressive…Rakesh Bhasin and Robert Dynowski are highly regarded' (The Legal 500 2013)

We deal with criminal cases at all levels including the

  • Police station
  • Magistrates court
  • Crown Court
  • Court of Appeal
  • Supreme Court

We provide a 24 hour emergency service for those who have been arrested and are in detention at a police station.  We will provide prompt help, advice and attendance. This is completely free of charge.

020 7803 3999 during office hours (9.00am - 6.00pm), or

07973 489440 outside office hours and at weekends.

Legal Aid

We hold a 2010 Standard Crime Contract with the Legal Aid Agency.  We will always advise you as to your eligibility for Legal Aid.

  • Legal Advise and assistance is available for free if you are under arrest at a police station, or being interviewed under caution in the presence of a police officer.
  • Legal Aid is available at the Magistrates Court (subject to an interests of justice test and a means test).
  • Legal Aid is available at the Crown Court (subject to contribution according to means)

If in your particular circumstances legal aid is not available, or you choose to instruct us privately, we offer competitive rates, and are happy to discuss our fees with you.

Our Criminal team is:

Robert Dynowski, Email:

Rakesh Bhasin, Email:

Sunvir Kaur, Email: