Shona is a second-six pupil accepting instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice.
Before coming to the Bar, Shona spent several years as a lawyer at the BBC specialising in media and information law with expertise in privacy, data protection and freedom of information. Simultaneously, she sat as a Magistrate at HM Courts & Tribunals Service adjudicating public and private family law cases.
Prior to this, she gained experience in many other practice areas; human rights & refugee law at the United Nations, private international law at a global law firm in Shanghai and infrastructure & renewable energy at a leading law firm in New Delhi. Shona has also worked at the NHS where she managed clinical negligence & personal injury claims and appeared at inquests (including those engaging Article 2). Before this, she spent over two years in commercial and property law at a major UK law firm which included a secondment to work on Scots law transactions in Edinburgh.
Alongside the above, Shona volunteered at various charities. She supported victims of hate crimes, domestic and sexual abuse at Victim Support and clients on end-of-life care or recently bereaved at St Mungo’s Palliative Care & Bereavement Service. She also represented appellants at social security tribunals on behalf of the Free Representation Unit, provided pro bono assistance at the Royal Courts of Justice Advice and acted as an Accredited Appropriate Adult in police stations across London (including a TACT suite).