About Us

Our History

Shelley & Co was established by Mark Shelley in 1996 and is the largest criminal defence firm in Cambridge.

We are an established practice with an excellent reputation based on our years of practice in Cambridgeshire. We represent clients at police stations, Magistrates’ Courts and Crown Courts throughout the Eastern Region and also undertake work in the Court of Appeal and Courts Martial.

Our specialist motoring and criminal law solicitors have a combined experience of over 125 years in this expert field and provide the highest standard of service. We are here to help and support you every step of the way.

Shelley & Co specialise in all areas of criminal defence work and practice throughout the county of Cambridgeshire and beyond. Our offices are based in Cambridge city centre close to the entrance of the Grafton Centre and easily accessible from the M11, A11 and A14.


The Shelley & Co team is made up of eight experienced and talented lawyers who between them undertake police station, magistrates’ court and crown court work.

Mark Shelley
Senior Partner
Jacqui Appleton
Simon Rice
Nick Symonds