Our Team

Our Team

Introducing you to Our Team page at Shaikh Solicitors, where we take pride in introducing our exceptional team of legal professionals who have consistently delivered outstanding results for our clients. With an unwavering dedication to their craft, our team members possess a wealth of experience in handling complex and large-scale cases.


At Shaikh Solicitors, we believe that diligent and focused representation is key to achieving the desired results for our clients. Each member of our team brings a unique set of skills and expertise, honed through years of practice and successful outcomes. We understand that every case is different, requiring meticulous attention to detail and a strategic approach. That’s why our team is committed to going the extra mile, leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of justice.


Our track record speaks for itself. From high-profile criminal defence cases our team has consistently demonstrated their ability to navigate the intricacies of the legal system. We have successfully represented clients in a wide range of practice areas, earning a reputation for delivering positive outcomes in even the most challenging circumstances.


Beyond their professional achievements, our team members are compassionate advocates who genuinely care about the well-being of our clients. We understand that legal issues can be daunting, and we strive to provide the support and guidance our clients need throughout their legal journey. With us, you can expect a personal approach, open communication, and a commitment to your best interests.


Whether you are facing a complex criminal defence case, our team is ready to fight for you. We believe in the power of collaboration and leverage the diverse strengths of our team members to develop comprehensive strategies tailored to your unique circumstances.


As you navigate through our Our Team page, you will discover the impressive credentials and accolades of our solicitors, including their involvement in notable cases and their unwavering commitment to achieving exceptional results for our clients.


Choose Shaikh Solicitors for a team that not only possesses the legal acumen and expertise necessary for success but also demonstrates an unwavering dedication to your cause. We are ready to stand by your side, providing diligent representation and working tirelessly to ensure that you achieve the desired results.

Riyaz Shaikh

Principal Solicitor Advocate

Mr Shaikh is the Principal Solicitor at the firm which is a specialist firm dealing with all aspects of Serious Criminal work and covering police station interviews, the Magistrates Court, Crown Court and Appeal Court. He has been involved with criminal law for over 20 years as a qualified lawyer.


The firm has a wealth of experience in dealing with serious criminal matters including in house counsel and a former deputy district judge within the team. Mr Shaikh has been instructed as a solicitor advocate by the Criminal Cases Review Commission and is a serious crime panel supervisor on VHCC cases ( very high cost cases ) but has also had the benefit of being involved as the solicitor / instructed advocate in a number of high profile cases.


Mr Shaikh is well versed in procedure and advocacy concerning the criminal courts, his expertise lies not only in preparation but also attending and advocating in all courts including the Magistrates, Crown and Appeal Courts. He has a wealth of experience in dealing with serious criminal matters involving but not limited to Conspiracy, murder, drugs , violence, money laundering, sexual offences (grooming) firearms and specifically a niche in relation to mobile phone evidence and challenges, he has been instructed to represent lawyers who have found themselves in difficulty and also legal advisers and also regulatory professionals including dentists.


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The link attached to the website will assist you in understanding some of the cases that Mr Shaikh has been instructed in and has in most cases successfully defended with his team, he is also available to attend at the police stations and advise in relation to any criminal allegation. Mr Shaikh takes the view that once a client has been to the firm he or she should feel comfortable understanding the nature of the allegation and the best way to proceed, this will always be explained in a manner that the client will be happy with and where possible to elay any concerns or fears about having to see a solicitor, the client should leave understanding as simply as possible what is happening in the case and when the case will conclude.

On a final note we have a very wide range of experts to hand as and when needed, we also have access to some of the most senior KC’s and barristers in the country and given the reputation that has been built over the years we are happy to be in a position whereby a call can be made if necessary just to obtain that bit of advice.


Senior Solicitor

Stuart Carter qualified as the Law Society’s 30,000th solicitor in 1977 and has dealt with all aspects of law in his home town of Bradford. For the last 25 years he has concentrated on Criminal Defence and specialises in Criminal Law.


During his time in private practice, he has also sat as a deputy District Judge, working primarily in Leeds and Doncaster Magistrates’ Courts. He has also been a judge in the Appeal Service dealing with Disability and other Benefits.


Stuart (as most of his clients refer to him) is a very easy going advocate, he is happy to meet with clients and speak with them in simple terms, not legal jargon, he is ultimately the person responsible for matters at the Magistrates court and the police Stations and as most say “is good to have on side”.


Stuart is one of, if not the most senior solicitor at the local courts, he has numerous years of experience dealing with a vast array of criminal trials and still treats every case with the vigour and determination that it requires.

Mohammed Abid


Mohammed Abid initially started is career in 2004, initially preparing Crown Court cases for trial whilst at the same time qualifying as Solicitor. He qualified as Solicitor in 2010 and became Duty Solicitor Accredited in 2012.


Mohammed is very approachable and deals principally with any matter at the police station and or in the magistrates court, this can be from a simple road traffic matter to trials involving domestic violence etc, Mohammed frequently assists in running of Crown Court cases and well versed in all the criminal systems associated with this work.



Meet Tariq Majid, an esteemed solicitor with a wealth of experience in the field of Criminal Law. With a career spanning over a decade, Tariq has established himself as a trusted legal professional, specialising in handling a wide range of criminal cases, from the Police Station to the Magistrates Court, and the meticulous preparation of Crown Court cases.


Since 2010, Tariq has been dedicated to defending the rights of individuals facing criminal charges. His comprehensive understanding of the legal system, combined with his exceptional analytical skills, enables him to provide strategic and effective representation for his clients. Tariq approaches each case with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail, leaving no stone unturned in his pursuit of justice.


Whether you find yourself in a Police Station interview, facing charges in the Magistrates Court, or appearing at trial in the Crown Court, Tariq has the expertise to guide you through every step of the legal process. He is well-versed in the intricacies of criminal law, ensuring that you receive the best possible advice and representation at every stage.


Tariq’s dedication to his clients goes beyond legal expertise. He understands that being accused of a crime can be a distressing and life-altering experience. That’s why he approaches each case with empathy, compassion, and unwavering support. Tariq takes the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and develop a tailored strategy that aligns with your goals and best interests.


Throughout his career, Tariq has successfully represented clients in a wide range of criminal cases, including but not limited to theft, assault, drug offenses, and public order offenses. His courtroom experience and meticulous preparation have consistently yielded positive outcomes for his clients.


When you choose Tariq Majid as your advocate, you can trust that he will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case. His dedication, professionalism, and focus on detail set him apart as a trusted legal expert in criminal law.


Contact Shaikh Solicitors today to schedule a consultation with Tariq Majid. Whether you are in need of immediate assistance in a Police Station, require representation in the Magistrates Court, or are preparing for a complex Crown Court case, Tariq is ready to provide you with the exceptional legal representation you deserve.