Jay is a Partner and Solicitor in the Criminal Defence Department. Jay graduated from Sheffield Hallum University with Law LLB (Hons.) and completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of West of England – Bristol Institute of Legal Practice. He qualified as a Solicitor in May 2006 and was admitted as a Duty Solicitor in May 2007, having completed Stage 1 of the Criminal Accreditation Scheme.
On 30th May 2012 Jay received Higher Courts (Criminal Advocacy) qualification status. This allows him to have rights of audience in all criminal proceedings in the higher courts and judicial review proceedings in any court arising from any cause.
Jay was made a Partner of Stephen Rimmer LLP in April 2014.
Jay can represent clients at the police station, Magistrates’ courts (guilty pleas and trials) all the way to the higher courts in criminal proceedings (which include appeals to the Crown Court from the Magistrates’ court, committal for sentence from the Magistrates’ Court, trials and sentences in the Crown Court). He mainly deals with complex and serious criminal investigations, trials and sentences.
Jay is one the busiest Higher Courts Advocates in the South East. His practice in Crown Court is expanding rapidly with him appearing in Court every week representing defendants on a variety of matters.
To contact Jay call 01323 644222 or email email@example.com
Some of the comments from Clients Jay has recently represented:
‘Thank you so much for saving my life! You treated this case like your baby right from the first day and you supported me all through the way. Those memories of the 2 weeks of trial would stay with me till I die, I kept wondering what would happen to my children if I lost this case, but you kept me strong with your words and your dedication to your job is outstanding. I am forever indebted to you Jay, I owe you so much!’
‘Jay is a fantastic Lawyer, he definitely loves what he does and he’s very skilful and awesome.’
‘You have been informative, very helpful and spot on!’
‘Thank you again for your excellent representation, we can’t thank you enough!’
‘Thank you for your calming influence and advice as well as your expertise. Thank you very much indeed for all you have done.’
‘…shown immense kindness and confidence. Throughout the court case it was clear what an incredibly bright and gifted advocate you are. Thanks to you I am still employed in the job I love, I owe you a huge debt’.
‘…charming, encouraging and very professional’.
‘…Mr. Shah was fantastic and helped me through this very difficult time in a professional manner and thank him for this’.
‘A repeated but well meant ‘Thank you’, I appreciated your sensitive and supportive manner in handling my defence.’
Notable cases where Jay has represented Defendants in the Crown Court include the following:
R v AG (Current) – Being concerned in the supply of cocaine and cannabis and possessing criminal property – Defendant accused of dealing in Class A and B drugs and found in possession of over £200,000 in cash.
R v. TP (Current) – Perverting the course of justice – Defendant accused of speeding and falsely reporting someone else to be the driver of the vehicle.
R v. JL (Current) – Theft and converting criminal property – Defendant accused of stealing cash from employer’s safe.
R v. JP (Current) – Sexual assault of a child under 13 and causing a child to watch a sexual act – Defendant and a family member accused of sexually assaulting children on multiple occasions.
R v. MA (Current) – Possession of Cocaine and Diamorphine with intent to supply – Defendant accused of county lines drug supply.
R v. LK (Current) – Possession of Cocaine and Cannabis with intent to supply – Defendant accused of running a drug dealing operation from his home address.
R v. GA (2019) – Conspiracy to sell and transfer prohibited weapons –Defendant and others accused of being part of a conspiracy to manufacture illegal guns and sell to the criminal underworld.
R v. AS (2019) – Conspiracy to assist in the unlawful immigration to the United Kingdom, conspiracy to acquire and convert criminal property – Defendant and others accused of human trafficking and money laundering (Hawala banking) to facilitate human trafficking across international borders.
R v. JD (2019) – Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice – Defendant and others accused of being part of a conspiracy to pay a witness to lie in Court and accept responsibility for a crime he did not commit.
R v. SB (2019) – Bringing a list A article into prison – Defendant accused of smuggling cannabis into prison.
R v. KF (2018) – Production of cannabis – Defendant and others accused involved in producing commercial quantities of cannabis.
R v. BA (2018 – Led Junior) – Attempted murder and blackmail – Defendant and another accused of attempting to kill someone over a drug debt.
R v. JM (2018) – Indecent assaults – Defendant accused of historic indecent assaults on numerous school pupils from 1979 onwards.
R v SO (2018) – Possessing criminal property – Defendant accused of hacking into company servers and using a phishing email to falsify banking details to extract monies.
R v NA (2018) – Court of Appeal – Appeal against sentence – manifestly excessive / dangerous offender principles – Conspiracy to Rob, possession of firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
R v. HF (2018) – Making indecent images of children – Defendant accused of making in excess of 4000 indecent images.
R v. AC (2018) – Entering as a trespasser with intent to commit a sexual offence and sexual assault x 2 – Defendant with mental health problems accused of gaining entry into premises with the intent to sexually assault a female and a child on separate occasions.
R v. PS (2018) – Sexual Activity with a child x 4 – Defendant accused of engaging in sexual acts with a child on multiple occasions.
R v. JB (2018) – s.18 GBH – Defendant accused of attacking a group of males with a knife.
R v. AC (2018) – Assault of a child under 13 by penetration, Sexual assault on a child and ABH – Defendant accused of luring a child to his home and sexually assaulting her.
R v. SG (2018) – Conspiracy to supply Cocaine – Defendant and others accused of being involved in a conspiracy to supply 2 kilos of cocaine.
R v. RM (2018) – Rape – Defendant accused of raping a co-worker after a staff party.
R v. DS (2018) – Aggravated burglary – Defendant accused of entering as a trespasser and attacking the occupier of the premises with a monkey wrench and causing grievous bodily harm.
R v. SB (2018) – Sexual activity of with a child and indecent photographs – Defendant accused of having sex with a child and possessing indecent images.
R v. PM (2017) – Robbery, attempted robbery x 2, possession of bladed article x 3 – Defendant accused of armed robberies of post offices.
R v. JM (2017) – Indecent assaults – Defendant accused of historic indecent assaults on a pupil.
R v. SF (2017) – Assaulting a girl under 13 by touching – Defendant accused of sexually assaulting his partner’s daughter.
R v. AR (2017) – Fraud – Defendant accused of submitting false self-assessment tax returns.
R v. JJ (2017) – Rape – Defendant accused of raping a housemate and another female whilst they were asleep on different occasions.
R v. RC (2017) – Blackmail – Defendant accused threatening to send compromising photos of ex-partner in exchange for money.
R v. RC (2017) – Criminal Damage and Affray – Defendant accused with another causing £25,000 damage to a prison and behaving in threatening manner to harm prison staff.
R v. PW (2017) – Sexual Assault – Defendant who is a paramedic accused of sexually assaulting a member of the public whilst on duty.
R v. NM (2017) – Robbery, Theft from Person, Fraud and Blackmail – Defendant accused of targeting men and taking money from them.
R v. RH (2017) – Exposure – Defendant with mental health problems accused of exposing his penis to members of the public. Fitness to plead case.
R v. KB (2017) – Possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence – Defendant accused of threatening his neighbour and also threatening to kill his dog.
R v. IS (2017) – Taking revenge on a witness, battery and criminal damage – Defendant accused of assaulting an ex-partner and following which takes revenge by breaking into her house and assaulting her further.
R v. CB (2017) – Possession of indecent images – Defendant accused of possession of indecent images of children.
R v. NA (2017) – Conspiracy to Rob, possession of firearm with intent to cause fear of violence – Defendant accused of conspiring with 12 other defendants to rob a traveller’s site armed with weapons and firearms.
R v. AG (2017) – Rape and sexual assaults – Defendant accused of administering GHB (date rape drug) and raping complainant.
R v. AK (2016) – Possessing a controlled drug of class A (cocaine) with intent to supply – Defendant accused of supplying 94% pure cocaine.
R v. DM (2016) – Sexual activity with a child family member – Defendant accused of having sexual intercourse with his step-daughter which results in pregnancy.
R v. SM (2016) – Perverting the course of justice – Defendant accused of making a false complaint to the police. Case also involved false confession being obtained by a police officer and that police officer being suspended and leaving Sussex Police.
R v. BG (2016) – Assault of a child under 13 by penetration – Defendant accused of sexually assaulting his granddaughter.
R v. JR (2016) – Owner of a dog which caused injury while dangerously out of control – Defendant accused of leaving his dog with someone who was not responsible and that person lost control of the dog and caused serious injury to a member of the public.
R v. GP (2016) – Arson – Defendant who suffers from mental health problems accused of setting fire to premises.
R v. MB (2016) – Sexual Assaults – Defendant accused of sexually assaulting builders whilst they were working on his property. Privately funded case.
R v. DT (2016) – Sexual Activity with a person with a mental disorder by a care worker – Defendant accused of sexual assault his patient.
R v. JS (2016) – Permitting premises to be used for supply of class B drugs – Defendant accused of allowing her children to sell drugs from her home.
R v. EW (2016) – Possessing firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and s.18 Grievous bodily harm – Defendant accused of shooting a male in the face.
R v. DG (2016) – s.18 Grievous bodily harm – Defendant accused of attacking ex-partner’s father
R v. DO (2016) – Arson with intent to endanger life – Defendant accused of petrol bombing ex-partner’s property.
R v. JR (2016) – Possession of firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life and possession of cocaine with intent to supply – Defendant accused of being in possession of pistol and live ammunition with intent to endanger life and being a drug dealer.
R v. BD (2016) – s.18 Grievous bodily harm – Defendant accused of hitting someone with a bottle in a nightclub.
R v LW (2016) – Possessing firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) – Defendant accused of shooting her husband with an air rifle.
R v. SC and others (2015) –Sexual Assaults – Defendant together with 3 others accused of sexually assaulting a male.
R v. MM (2015) – Arson – Defendant accused of setting fire to premises.
R v. LM (2015) – Benefit fraud – Defendant accused of fraudulently claiming £38,000 in benefits.
R v. AB (2015) – Possessing of extreme pornography – Defendant accused of possessing extreme pornographic images involving animals.
R v. RH (2015) – ABH – Defendant who is a Deputy School teacher accused of assaulting his wife.
R v LF and others (2015) – Conspiracy to steal – Defendant one of 6 defendants accused of stealing high value cable from Network Rail.
R v. HA (2015) – Assault by penetration, perverting course of justice – Defendant accused of sexually assaulting a female and then attempts to pervert the course of justice by briefing his witness during the trial which is overheard by a juror.
R v. CO (2015) – Sexual assault – Defendant accused of ‘stranger sexual assault’ on an incapacitated female.
R v. RC (2015) – Historic sexual abuse – Defendant who is a Reverend accused of historic sexual abuse a young boy.
R v. MC (2015) – Possession of indecent images and inciting sexual activing – Defendant accused of possession indecent images and then inciting victims to commit sexual acts.
R v. DW (2015) – Sexual assaults – Defendant accused sexually assaulting his granddaughter.
R v. PC (2015) – s.18 Grievous bodily harm – Defendant accused of glassing people at party with a beer bottle.
R v. LW (2014) – s.18 Grievous bodily harm – Defendant who was a victim of domestic abuse accused of stabbing her partner.
R v. DS (2014) – Importation of drugs – Defendant accused of importing drugs from abroad via the internet.
R v. VB and others (2014) – Money laundering – Defendant accused of laundering £250,000 from a commercial cannabis production operation.
R v. SY (2014) – Kidnapping and attempted robbery – Defendant with another accused of kidnapping 2 males and attempting to steal from them.
R v. LD and others (2013) – Aggravated burglary – Defendant and 3 others target a jeweller’s home and use violence against occupants.
Cases led by Queen’s Counsel:
R v. GG (Current) – Conspiracy to commit fraud – Defendant accused of defrauding between 1 million to 4 million pounds out of investors.
R v. PW (2016) – Murder – Defendant accused of killing his partner by stabbing her to death.
R v. JR (2016) – Bribery, Fraud, Corruption – Defendant who is a Public official accused of falsifying accounts, accepting bribes and involved in corruption.
R v. DV (2016) – Attempted Murder – Defendant accused of trying to kill his wife and young son by setting fire to his home.
R v. BL (2015) – Manslaughter – Defendant punches a male and ten days later the male dies.
R v. GM (2015) – Rape – Allegations of rape of young children by members of their family.
R v. KL (2014) – Attempted Murder – Defendant accused of attempting to murder her husband by trying to kill him whilst he slept.
Outside of work in his spare time Jay helps organize events which raise money for local charities.