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Shilpa attended BPP Bar School where she won First Prize for Advocacy and gained a final overall mark which put her within the top ten highest achievers of that year.  Prior to that she had completed a Masters’ Degree in Law, in which she achieved a Distinction (equivalent to First Class).  She won the Gluckstein Prize for Advocacy from Lincoln’s Inn and won a Major Scholarship.

During her early years she worked with the Free Representation Unit and for the Citizens Advice Bureau.

She practices within civil work generally, with a particular specialism in cases involving allegations of fraud.

She is registered with the Bar Council to undertake Public Access work and is able to receive instructions directly from lay clients, as well as those on the traditional professional client basis.

Counter Fraud

Shilpa’s practice and experience in fraudulent claims has grown substantially over the past years and she is now regularly instructed in all aspects of cases in which fraud is an issue.

Her practice encompasses all aspects of fraud in personal injury matters, including:

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Employers’ liability
  • Local authority cases
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Tracing remedies

In particular, she often assists clients from an early stage in:

  • The collation of evidence
  • Meeting with witnesses and experts in conference
  • Drafting
  • Attending applications
  • Conducting trials

Personal Injury

Shilpa undertakes every aspect of a personal injury claim, dealing with all types of injuries and assessment of losses including:

  • Fractures
  • Scarring and psychiatric injuries
  • Calculations and advising as to special damages calculations
  • Assessing and advising as to general damages valuation
  • Road accident claims, including low velocity impact incidents and multiple party claims
  • Claims either against or defending Local Authorities
  • Employers’ liability regulations
  • Occupiers’ liability
  • Sporting liability
  • Animals Act

She is often instructed in Fatal Accident claims and in claims involving arguments of Secondary Victims.

She is experienced in cases involving children and protected parties unable to act without assistance and in advising in respect of Mental Capacity issues.

She is regularly involved in other related matters, including attendances at inquests, large value approval hearings for protected parties, CICA and CRU Appeals.

She has a busy paperwork practice which includes settling pleadings and advising at all levels and at various stages of the litigation process.


Shilpa is experienced at all levels of costs work, from the County Court to the SCCO.

She is experienced in all areas including;

  • Assessments
  • CCMC’s
  • Technical arguments

Clinical Negligence

Shilpa has experience in a range of clinical negligence matters, from involvement at interim levels, including advocacy at applications and case management conferences to group actions.

She has a particular interest in all areas of professional discipline and regulation on behalf of healthcare professionals.

Criminal Regulatory

Criminal Regulatory matters in which Shilpa works include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Buildings Regulations
  • Trading standards and licensing.

Public Sector and Not For Profit

Shilpa conducts work in actions brought against Local Authorities, including:

  • Anti-Social Behaviour Orders
  • Education matters
  • Housing
  • Injunctions generally

Notable Cases

Areas of Work

  • Counter Fraud
  • Personal Injury
  • Costs
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Criminal Regulatory
  • Public Sector and Not For Profit
  • Professional Discipline and Regulation

Professional Memberships

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Law Bar Association
  • Nottinghamshire Medico-Legal Society

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