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Hesham Puri

Director, Solicitor Advocate

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Hesham Puri

Company Director and Partner at MK Law, Hesham is a tenacious solicitor-advocate, committed to outstanding client care, professional excellence and the relentless pursuit of justice.

Hesham qualified as a solicitor in 2004, and then as a Crown Court Advocate in 2008. He joined the MK Law team in 2008 and quickly bought into the ethos of the MK Law mentality, His drive and passion convinced Manisha to agree his becoming a Partner the following year and Director in 2011.

Hesham has, and continues to, defend those facing the most serious and complex offences, including murder, fraud, and drug importation. His extensive experience in trial preparation and advocacy has enabled Hesham to defend clients in many high-profile cases including Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, accused of terrorism offences at Buckingham Palace; Maria Antónia Cameira, the ‘Golden Visa’ lawyer accused of stealing €10 million from clients; one of the hitmen in the multi-millionaire Nicholas van Hoogstraten case; the £10m ‘cocaine yacht gang’ and one of defendants of the £17 million pound Hatton Garden jewellery heist.

He has a high acquittal rate and is deeply committed to the presumption that every client is innocent until proven guilty.

Hesham has been the Treasurer of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association and in 2022 he was appointed as its President during one of the most difficult times. This was when strike action was been taken and the industry was in turmoil. He was regularly being sought out for opinion being quoted in many of the mainstream press outlets including the Times. the Guardian and the Mirror.

Outside of MK Law Hesham is a keen rugby player and has represented players at RFU disciplinary hearings. He was also an advisor on the TV Drama “The Trial” and has lectured on a number of criminal law topics