Kelvin has an extensive background in criminal litigation with clients facing prosecution for serious offences including burglary, serious assault (GBH), drugs supply and firearms possession.
Kelvin’s successes have been won in the Magistrate’s, Crown and Appellate courts. A notable recent case saw his client secure an acquittal in respect of 3 counts of assaulting a police officer. The defendant had in that case been arrested for suspected firearms offences as a high profile gang member. The instruction of an expert was crucial in challenging the injuries alleged by the complainant police officer and the expert’s findings supported a robust cross-examination of that witness at trial. Post-conviction successes include the case of a client who avoided a custodial term despite pleading guilty to a fraud valued at over £166,000 and another case where the mandatory minimum 3-year custodial term for domestic burglary was overturned at the Court of Appeal.
Kelvin regularly appears as an advocate in the London Magistrate’s Courts and his experience in these courts ensures an up to date awareness of the ever changing field of criminal law and makes him quick to identify potential defences and able to provide precise, tactical advice to clients.
An astute and effective police station representative Kelvin has experience providing robust pre-interview advice at the police investigatory stage. He regularly attends to represent clients accused of murder, fraud, drugs supply and firearms offences. The advice he has provided at this crucial pre-charge stage of proceedings has been pivotal in securing successful outcomes for clients. This includes the notable acquittal of a defendant at the Old Bailey who faced a life term of imprisonment for his involvement in gang related murder.
Kelvin has developed expertise in the highly technical area of road traffic law whilst working closely with the departmental head, Mark Troman. His successes in the road traffic courts relate to offences which include driving with excess alcohol, dangerous driving, speeding and ‘failing to give information as to the identity of a driver’ as the registered keeper of a vehicle. Kelvin’s successes in this field reflect a practitioner who understands the value of rigorous legal research and thorough consideration of a strategic approach. Kelvin understands the serious implications a driving disqualification can have on his clients.
Kelvin believes strongly that every individual facing prosecution should receive legal advice of the highest quality and his portfolio of successes are a testament to this ethos.
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Saloud joined Powell Spencer & Partners in August 2012 after graduating from Brunel University obtaining a first class degree in Economics. Saloud became a Partner in 2018.
Saloud is a qualified Costs Lawyer and leads the firm’s internal costs drafting and costs litigation department, ranging from legal aid to private client.
In recent years Saloud has established a very successful client base and receives instructions ranging from Top 100 firms to Sole Practitioners. Saloud specialises in legal aid costs and provides a wealth of experience with preparing claim forms, drafting bill of costs, complex high cost case plans, points of dispute and replies and advising on general billing procedures.
Saloud is a member of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL).
Saloud was appointed to the Legal Aid Agency's Review Panel as an Independent Costs Assessor in August 2021.
Saloud is our cost draftsman and he has made a massive difference to the efficiency of this practice and my day to day working life! He has extensive knowledge of criminal legal aid billing and has been able to guide and advise all our staff in this area. He is easy to approach and friendly as well as incredibly efficient and hardworking. He provides an excellent level of service to our firm. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
— Shila Kesvari, Partner Of Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson
Saloud Zaman receives my instructions in respect of preparing my criminal and prison law bills which are submitted to the Legal Aid Agency for assessment and payment. I would describe Saloud as having an encyclopaedic knowledge of the rules and guidance in respect of billing files correctly in accordance with the provisions as set out under the Legal Aid contract. Saloud's approach has always been professional yet approachable as he always provides solid and clear advice as and when required. Saloud is also exceptionally hardworking and very diligent. He provides a professional service throughout and comes highly recommended.
— Semin Taner, Associate Of Russell-Cooke Solicitors
I have instructed you to provide cost drafting services for my firm for over 18 months. Almost all the files I have sent you have been legally aided care cases. I have allowed you access to my firm's CCMS account to enable you to prepare and submit bills. I have been satisfied with the work you have done and continue to instruct you. I am a partner in my firm and have been a solicitor for over thirty years.
— Maurice Guyer, Partner Of Vickers & Co Solicitors
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