EXPERTISE

Shada has a multifaceted practice which includes criminal law, inquests, actions against the police, human rights, licensing and regulatory, and housing.

Shada’s diverse practice is a testament to her versatility, personable nature, and ability to digest large volumes of complex information and get to the point.

Crime

Shada has a busy Crown Court practice. She also has experience in the High Court, Magistrates’ Court, and Youth Court.

Shada represented the appellant in the High Court case of Candlish v The Director of Public Prosecutions [2022] EWCH 842 in which the High Court was required to determine whether allegations of ‘low value’ shop theft should be treated as summary stand-alone offences, notwithstanding their aggregate value up to the point of plea and allocation, thereby being subject to the six-month time limitation for bringing charges in accordance with section 127 Magistrates’ Court Act 1980. The High Court determined that prior to the first hearing the offences are triable either way and therefore not subject to the six-month limitation.

Shada has a strong interest in financial crime. Before starting practice, Shada worked for two years with a company specialising in derivative and trade contract negotiations. Shada has recently completed a four-month financial crime secondment with HMRC.

Coroner's Inquests

Shada represents bereaved families in article 2 and non-article 2 inquests. Her experience includes:

  • A seven-day article 2 inquest following a death of a male in HMP Exeter. The coroner made a Report to Prevent Future Deaths concerning the prison’s failure to preserve key evidence.
  • Article 2 Inquest following a death in HMP Holme House. The Jury concluded that the death was drug-related. Within the findings, the Jury stated that there had been missed opportunities by both the prison and healthcare teams in conducting welfare checks.
  • A five-day article 2 inquest following a death in HMP Altcourse.
  • A non-article 2 inquest into the death of an elderly woman following emergency cholecystectomy surgery. Shada questioned several surgeons on behalf of the bereaved family and made submissions that neglect contributed to the death.
  • A non-article 2 inquest of death by suicide. Shada questioned police officers on the procedure following a report of a missing person and the appropriateness and whether the appropriate missing person risk level had been used in this case and whether a higher risk level could have resulted in the deceased being found before committing suicide.
  • A non-article 2 Inquest following a drug-related death in the community.
  • A non-article 2 inquest following a collision between a motorcyclist and cyclist.

Housing

Shada’s practice covers all aspects of housing litigation. She has gained considerable experience in anti-social behaviour injunctions. Her experience includes:

  • Advising on a gang injunction.
  • Successfully represented the Claimant in proving to the criminal standard that the Defendant had breached the anti-social behaviour injunction on eight occasions.
  • Successfully represented a local housing authority in obtaining a possession order on discretionary grounds due to the dangerous conditions of the property. The tenant claimed that the local authority had breached his human rights rights. To read about the case in the press click here.

Licensing & Regulatory

Shada accepts instructions in licensing and regulatory cases, her experience includes:

  • Obtaining a closure order in respect of a gym in Hartlepool which claimed it was remaining open in peaceful protest against the Coronavirus Regulations.
  • Successfully acting for the appellant in an appeal against the refusal to grant a Hackney Carriage licence. Shada's client had consumed substances before driving her vehicle, Shada was successful in persuading the court that the appellant was a fit and proper person to hold a licence.

Direct Access

Shada is authorised to accept instructions under the Bar direct public access scheme.

APPOINTMENTS

CPS Prosecutor, Level 2

MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Honourable Society of Middle Temple
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers
  • INQUEST
  • ADVOCATE

PUBLICATIONS

WEBINARS

EDUCATION

  • LLB (Hons) European Legal Studies (Upper 2:1) Kent University, including a year studying at The University of Bergen, Norway – 2012-2016
  • BPTC (Very Competent) Northumbria University 2016-2017

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Shada acts as a mentor for BPTC students at Northumbria University. 

For more information follow Shada on LinkedIn.

Clerking team

Liam Gorman

Lead Criminal & Regulatory Clerk

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0191 245 9521

Criminal & Regulatory Clerk

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0191 245 9542

Clerk (Middlesbrough)

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01642 247 569

Civil & Criminal Silks' Clerk (Leeds)

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0113 3235 955

Criminal Clerking Assistant

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0191 245 9550

Lead Civil Clerk

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0191 245 9589

Lead Employment Clerk & Civil Clerk

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0191 300 9359

Civil Clerk

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0191 245 9556

High Court Appeal by way of case stated from Magistrates’ Court to determine whether allegations of ‘low value’ shop theft should be treated as summary stand-alone offences, notwithstanding their aggregate value up to the point of plea and allocation, thereby being subject to the six-month time limitation for bringing charges in accordance with section 127 Magistrates’ Court Act 1980. The High Court determined that individual offences of theft prior to the defendant’s first appearance are triable either way, therefore they are not subject to the six-month limitation period. Further, the High Court held that an offence of theft is only capable of becoming an offence of ‘low value’ shop theft under section 22A Magistrates’ Court Act 1980, at the first hearing.

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