Middleweeks Solicitors

 Founded in 1985

With over 50 years experience, Shahid Choudhry and Jeremy Spencer have headed the firm striving for not guilty verdicts in the most serious criminal cases nationwide.

We have challenged a number of cases to the Appeal Courts, House of Lords and the Supreme Court. This has resulted in cases which have become the leading authority in certain areas of Criminal Law.

 We cover the full range of criminal offences which one could face.  Our dedicated and experienced team consists of solicitors and Higher Court Advocates who have been trained to be relentless on behalf of our clients. Our priority is to provide the highest standard of client care, aim to prevent a prosecution or achieve an acquittal following a prosecution.

Middleweeks Solicitors - Criminal Law Specialists

Our Vision

  • Thorough preparation and a mastery of the facts of any given case

  • A careful and well thought out defence strategy

  • To pursue an early dismissal of all charges where possible

  • To relentlessly pursue the prosecution on behalf of our clients to achieve a not guilty verdict

Shahid Choudhry, LLB (Hons.)
Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Court Criminal)

Shahid joined Middleweeks in Sept 1996 and excelled rapidly to become a leading nationwide lawyer. This was recognised by way of a partnership in the firm, only 6 months after qualifying as a solicitor. Shahid has since, successfully defended in the most serious and complex criminal trials over the past 25 years, securing not guilty verdicts in some of the most difficult cases.  Shahid now heads the firm.

Having learnt his trade representing gangland figures accused of gun crime/murders in Salford/ South Manchester, Shahid has used this invaluable experience to the full benefit of his clients.

Many clients have come to Shahid having been let down by previous representation. This has led to a full review of the way the case was conducted to highlight the mistakes and to overturn, at times, the impossible. 

His practice is varied, dealing with all aspects of serious Criminal Law. He regularly defends in offences alleging  Fraud, Regulatory Breaches, Drugs conspiracies, Murders, POCA, Confiscation Proceeding and Appeals against Sentence / Convictions.


Shahid has a particular expertise in challenging the police regarding illegal search warrants, Restraint Orders and seeking the return of valuable property from the police under the Police Property Act. Middleweeks Solicitors were instructed in the leading case of  Webb v Chief Constable of Merseyside [2000]. 

Shahid has a phenomenal reputation as someone who will not let his clients down and will fight their corner until a successful outcome has been achieved.

Shahid is renowned by leading barristers and QC's for his meticulous analysis of evidence and exploiting legal arguments to the advantage of his clients and securing NOT GUILTY verdicts.

Jeremy Spencer, LLB (Hons)

Jeremy joined the firm in 1995 and is well respected as a powerful court advocate. Jeremy has successfully represented many celebrities in a range of high profile cases. He has a fearsome reputation as a fighter for his clients.

He has dealt with a range of serious criminal cases including murders, drugs importations and serious fraud. In the past 20 years he has concentrated on his passion in defending those charged with motoring offences. Jeremy has developed an enviable track record of success ranging from speeding, minor RTA offence, infringements to the more serious of causing death by dangerous/careless driving. Jeremy's court presence has been recognised by his peers and clients who continue to instruct him, discretion and the privacy of his clients are part of his court and personal armour. 

Jeremy has particular expertise in the area of motoring law which includes the full range of Road Traffic Act offences. 

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