Grant practises exclusively in criminal defence work since his qualification in 2002.
Working in established nationally recognised firms at the beginning of his career, Grant recognised his passion to ensure all clients, no matter what the background nor offence, should receive an excellent service. For this reason, he invested in Murrays Partnership and is the managing partner since joining the firm in 2013. This has given Grant the opportunity to not only instil the excellent standards in quality of advice and client care that he thinks are crucial with any client, but also to recruit some of the best lawyers in the profession to help deliver those standards.
Specialising in serious and complex cases from the outset of his legal career, Grant has developed a strong and dedicated interest in fraud, homicide and serious sex offence allegations from police station to Crown court. He has a very hands-on approach with all his clients and is meticulous in his understanding of the case and liaising with the top experts in England and Wales. He is regularly instructed to defend clients being prosecuted by the National Crime Agency (previously known as the Serious Organised Crime Agency), Serious Fraud Office, Sapphire Unit (serious sex offence unit in the Metropolitan Police), as well as Trading Standards and the HMRC.
Due to his skill, knowledge and expertise in criminal defence, Grant has been recognised by highly regarded directories that rate solicitors and their law firms across the world. Only a select few receive the accolade of being listed in Chambers and Partners; Grant has been chosen as one of them. Since his management and responsibility of Murrays Partnership in 2013, he has also proudly succeeded in his team and the firm being recognised.
Grant is currently ranked at Band 3 with the Firm now recognised as Notable Firm in the field. He has been described by many in the market place as the following:
“The most intuitive criminal solicitor I have met” – Chambers 2015
“Very practical approach to cases” – Chambers 2016
“Very good with clients” – Chambers 2016
“Is efficient and effective in his cases, demonstrates a caring approach to clients, and has an excellent understanding of legal issues and tactical problems.” – Chambers 2018
“Grant Ambridge is an experienced criminal litigator who is adept at defending clients against serious charges related to the supply of firearms and drugs, as well as violent offences and homicides. Sources consider him “a very safe pair of hands” who “is incredibly hard-working and goes above and beyond for his clients.” – Chambers 2019
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Notable career cases include:
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R – v – MR & PR – Nottingham Crown Court - 2017 ( Slavery and Fraud )
R - v - AD – Snaresbrook Crown Court – 2018 (Juries Act 1974 Offences)
R – v – DH – Inner London Crown Court – 2018 (Sexual Assault)
R v. R - Central Criminal Court - 2005 ( Murder and Firearms )
R – v – S – Nottingham Crown Court – 2018 (Conspiracy to Supply Class A drugs)
R – C & C – Blackfriars CC – ongoing – (Fraud and Money Laundering)
R v. H - Central Criminal Court - 2006 ( Murder )
Andrew Campbell Tiech QC and Zarif Khan (Drystone Chambers ) Instructed Counsel.
R v. JC - Guildford Crown Court - 2011 ( Murder )
R v. R - Truro Crown Court - 2009 ( Murder )
R v. JM - Central Criminal Court - 2013 ( Murder )
R v. EM - Hove Crown Court - 2014 ( Murder )
R v. MM - Kingston Crown Court - 2012 ( Fraud and money laundering )
This was a case involving a conspiracy to evade import duty and VAT payable on the importation of gold jewellery. In total over £8 million was said to have been evaded. Mr Martin was led in this case by Mr Leon Kazakos and represented a defendant accused of being one of the men responsible for importing the gold Jewellery from Dubai into Frankfurt. The fraud involved the handover of the gold to another member of the conspiracy who would then import into the UK passing off the import as intra-EU trade and therefore VAT exempt. Some of these activities were observed by a covert intelligence unit of the German Police. The case involved complex VAT legal questions as well as jurisdictional issues.
Following 4 Trials the defendant was acquitted of all charges
Leon Kazakos (2 Hare Court) and James Martin (5 Kings Bench Walk) instructed Counsel.
R v. B AL - Southwark Crown Court - 2013 ( Fraud and conspiracy )
Orlando Pownall QC (2 Hare Court) and Charles Langley (2 Bedford Row) instructed Counsel.
R v. R, R and R - Croydon Crown Court - 2013 ( Fraud )
Trevor Burke QC (3 Raymond Buildings), Charles Langley (2 Bedford Row) and Leon Kazakos (2 Hare Court) Instructed Counsel.
R v. HS - Birmingham Crown Court - 2011 ( Fraud and money laundering )
R v. VM - Manchester Crown Court - 2016 ( Drug Importation )
James Martin (5 Kings Bench Walk) instructed as counsel.
R v. MR & PR - Nottingham Crown Court - 2016 ( Money Laundering and conspiracy )
Charles Langley (2 Bedford Row) and Leon Kazakos (2 Hare Court) instructed Counsel.
R v. TR - Nottingham Crown Court - 2016 ( Conspiracy and trafficking )
Charles Langley (2 Bedford Row) instructed Counsel.
R v. MR - Blackfriars Crown Court - 2016 ( Money laundering )
Richard Wormald (3 Raymond Buildings) instructed Counsel.
R v. MH - Manchester Crown Court - 2014 ( Conspiracy to assist an offender )
Tyrone Smith QC (25 Bedford Row) and Emma Goodhall (Doughty Street)
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