Rumit studied at Brighton University where he obtained a First Class Degree in Law and Accountancy, before going on to obtain a Distinction in his LPC. He commenced his training contract with Galbraith Branley in 2005 and qualified in 2007. He is now the Head of the Police Station and Magistrates Court Department and he is also a Duty Solicitor and a Higher Court Advocate.

Rumit is an integral member of the Galbraith Branley family and is highly regarded in his field. Rumit offers clients a complete service from arrest to trial, acting as litigator and advocate in Magistrates and Crown Courts.  Rumit regularly represents clients at the police station and prepares representations to the CPS that a client should not be charged at all. He adopts a strategic approach to even the most minor allegation and his outstanding tactical instincts maximise the chance of a successful outcome in any criminal matter.

Rumit is highly experienced in dealing with general and serious complex crime ranging from motoring offences to murder.  His caseload has included homicide and other violent crimes, dishonesty, firearms, money laundering and large scale drug offences.  He has represented premiership football managers and has experience in defending other professionals including teachers and accountants.

Rumit is member of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association (LCCSA) Committee which represents Solicitors who practise in and around the Greater London area.
Notable cases include:

  • R v LS – The only Defendant to be unanimously acquitted on all Counts of £1m jewellery robbery conspiracy.
  • R v DX – Shooting outside the Lordship Public House, N22 – acquitted
  • R v MB – Successfully defended the Defendant in relation to an allegation of Conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office as part of the large scale Operation Elveden.
  • R v K – Defendant acquitted of all 17 counts of rape.
  • R v KM – Represented a youth Defendant accused of murder at the Central Criminal Court. A guilty plea to manslaughter was accepted by the Crown.
  • R v RCL – Represented a male whose dog bit a police officer at his home address. Following a Trial at Wood Green Crown Court the Defendant was acquitted of all counts.
  • R v GO – Only Defendant to be acquitted of an allegation of Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice following a murder trial at the Central Criminal Court.

“Your service was very good. I was so happy.”

“I would like to say thank you to Lauren McDougall, Rumit Shah and Ross Johnson for all the help I have received during my Court case. It has had a good outcome.”

“I am thankful that … recommended me to your firm. I cannot thank you enough for all your help.”

“I would like to say thank you to Lauren McDougall, Rumit Shah and Ross Johnson for all the help I have received during my Court case. It has had a good outcome.”

“I would like to say from day one all staff have been excellent. Treated my son with utmost respect which has resulted in him having more respect for himself and reviving the past made him understand the impact on his life. Lauren was excellent in Court, never giving anyone false hope whilst knowing it was likely to be dismissed. Very professional. I would recommend your firm and Lauren.”

“I express my sincere gratitude for all you have done to achieve this outcome on my behalf. Your professionalism, which was appropriately balanced with sensitivity and care during the entire process, was greatly appreciated.”

“I have been to so many different solicitors regarding visas, divorce procedures etc but the service that I have received from Galbraith Branley is outstanding.”

“Your level of service is so good it needs no improvement. Thank you for all your help.”

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