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Shannon Woodley

Year of call:
2019 (Pupil)
Education:
2017
Law LLB (Hons), University of Leeds, 1st Class
2019
BPP Leeds, BPTC (LLM), Very Competent
Career:
2019
Pupil at Park Square Barristers
Awards:
2018
Malcolm Wright Scholarship (Middle Temple)
2019
BPP Criminal Litigation Award (highest grade)
Languages:
Spanish

Shannon has a budding family practice. She has undertaken a range of matters in both private law proceedings relating to children and care proceedings at both the early stages and at final hearing.

Shannon has provided written advice in relation to complex matters of jurisdiction, 16.4 proceedings and transfer of residence applications in private law proceedings.

Shannon has conducted a seminar on Parental Alienation and issues surrounding implacable hostility. Her Masters degree surrounded procedure and the best way to actively manage cases involving Parental Alienation.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Shannon worked as a Family Billing Clerk and as a result is very knowledgable in all aspects of the legal aid process in relation to FAS and VHCC matters.

Contact Shannon’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Daniel Highfield on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Shannon has undertaken family finance work and helped facilitate early agreements at the First Appointment stage. This is a growing area of her practice and she is keen to accept instructions.

Contact Shannon’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Daniel Highfield on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Shannon is a Grade 1 Prosecutor and has dealt with a range of matters in this role, having prosecuted regularly in the Crown Court and the Magistrates Court.

Shannon has also defended in a range of matters from first hearings in the Magistrates Court to multi-handed sentencing hearings in the Crown Court. She also has experience of dealing with sensitive matters in the Youth Court and prides herself on her client care and ability to deal with a range of different people.

Shannon has a strong academic background in relation to Crime, having achieved the highest grade across the entirety of her cohort in the Criminal Litigation examination on the BPTC.

Contact Shannon’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253

Shannon has undertaken a broad range of civil matters and is very familiar with the case law and procedure relating to RTA claims. Shannon has particular experience to credit hire matters, aided by her in-depth knowledge of the case law surrounding this area.

Contact Shannon’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212

Shannon has a growing practice in this area, having undertaken several application hearings and small claims hearings. She has an eye for detail which lends itself to the intricate nature contractual disputes.

Contact Shannon’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212

Shannon has a growing regulatory and public law practice. Throughout her pupillage she has undertaken regular secondment work for Humberside & South Yorkshire Police advising on legal matters as well as dealing with sensitive disclosure work. More recently she was advising on the COVID-19 health regulations procedure used by the police throughout lockdown.

Shannon has also undertaken work for Social Work England with very positive results and is readily accepting instructions in this area.

Contact Shannon’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250