Tel: 0161 718 2222


Shafi Solicitors offer nationwide services specialising in Serious Crime, Complex and Serious Fraud, Business Crime, Proceeds of Crime Act Investigations (Forfeiture, Confiscation, Restraint) and General Criminal Law matters.

We are based in Manchester and are less than 5 miles from Manchester City Centre. Our experienced team of solicitors have advised and assisted people from across the United Kingdom and we are able to provide advice and representation nationally, with chambers and meeting rooms available in all major towns and cities. Given our expertise in criminal defence over many years, we have strong ties to leading barrister’s chambers throughout the country, as well as a range of expert witnesses such as forensic accountants and DNA and fingerprint experts. We have close working relationships with leading KC’s (Kings Counsel) and senior barristers, relationships which have been built up over many years.

The firm is headed by the Director Urfan Mahmood who has been involved in criminal defence for over 25 years. Having qualified as a solicitor in 1997, Urfan has extensive experience exclusively in all aspects of criminal defence, including a significant track record of having been involved as a defence solicitor in numerous serious and complex cases including multiple defendant cases, cases with complex legal and procedural issues, as well as criminal prosecutions with extradition and jurisdiction issues.

We prioritise a quality, professional and personal service. This is achieved by the firm only accepting instructions in a limited number of cases at any one time, thus ensuring we are able to deliver not just time and attention to clients, but also prioritise their cases without compromise on the quality of service and advice. Our online reviews are a testament to this service, client care, quality of advice and importantly results we achieve for our clients.

Regulated By The Solicitors Regulation Authority

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