Pump Court Chambers

Shona Love

Call: 2017 / Ireland: 2022

  • Barrister-at-Law, Ireland
  • MSc (Psychology)
  • LLM
  • BPTC
  • LLB (Hons)

Languages:

  • Chinese (HSK2)
  • French (CEFR A2)
  • Advocate
  • CPS Panel
  • Human Rights Watch
  • The Honorable Society of King’s Inns
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • GMBPsS, The British Psychological Society

Instructing Shona Love

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Shona accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ expertise and is developing a broad mixed 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).

Legal Services

Shona has a busy and growing Inquests & Inquiries practice. She has considerable experience of coronial law having previously assisted HM Senior Coroner with a number of complex inquests at London Inner South Coroner’s Court and prior to this, regularly represented the NHS at Pre-Inquest Review Hearings and Inquests. Since joining Chambers, Shona has also expanded her practice into the public inquiry space. She is currently instructed on behalf of a core participant (led by King’s Counsel) in the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry.

Shona has a strong background in privacy, data protection and freedom of information law and welcomes instructions across these areas of practice. In her previous role as in-house counsel at the BBC, she advised and assisted in high profile cases which included investigating and responding to complaints, requests, conducting internal reviews, preparing legal submissions in response to regulators, and in appeals before the information rights tribunal.

Shona accepts instructions to appear at fitness to practice hearings on behalf of regulators and registrants. She is currently instructed by the Royal College of Nursing and represents nurses before the Nursing & Midwifery Council at all stages of proceedings. Before coming to the Bar, Shona held several legal and governance roles at various NHS Trusts and prior to this, worked in quality assurance and pharmacovigilance at Walgreens Boots Alliance. She therefore has a strong understanding of the regulatory and disciplinary frameworks that operate across the healthcare sector.

Shona has many years of experience handling a wide range of civil law matters. She regularly appears in the county courts in and around London and on circuit representing both claimants and defendants. She is also frequently instructed to provide written advice.

Shona accepts instructions across the full spectrum of family law: private & public children, divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships.

Shona has expertise in cases involving serious allegations of domestic and sexual abuse and has appeared for both applicants and respondents at all stages of private children and Family Law Act proceedings including complex cases involving international jurisdiction issues (removal of children to non-Hague countries). She equally has experience of matters which cross over into public children law and represents clients in matrimonial finance disputes.

Shona both prosecutes and defends, appearing in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Courts. She has defended at all stages of proceedings including making bail applications in cases involving serious violence; attempted GBH (s.18), intentional strangulation and knife related crimes. She has also represented clients charged with sexual offences, robbery, assisting an offender (death by reckless driving), theft, assault and driving whilst under the influence of drugs.

Shona’s CPS work sees her prosecuting a range of offences similar to those listed above.

Shona accepts instructions to appear at fitness to practice hearings on behalf of regulators and registrants. She is currently instructed by the Royal College of Nursing and represents nurses before the Nursing & Midwifery Council at all stages of proceedings. Before coming to the Bar, Shona held several legal and governance roles at various NHS Trusts and prior to this, worked in quality assurance and pharmacovigilance at Walgreens Boots Alliance. She therefore has a strong understanding of the regulatory and disciplinary frameworks that operate across the healthcare sector.

  • Barrister-at-Law, Ireland
  • MSc (Psychology)
  • LLM
  • BPTC
  • LLB (Hons)

Languages:

  • Chinese (HSK2)
  • French (CEFR A2)
  • Advocate
  • CPS Panel
  • Human Rights Watch
  • The Honorable Society of King’s Inns
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • GMBPsS, The British Psychological Society

Instructing Shona Love

Would you like to know more?

If you require help or advice please contact our clerking team.

Call +44 (0)20 7353 0711 or email clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com.

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