Shannon Woodley

Year of call:



2017 - Law LLB (Hons), University of Leeds, 1st Class

2019 - BPP Leeds, BPTC (LLM), Very Competent


2019 - Pupil at Park Square Barristers

2020 - Tenant at Park Square Barristers


Grade 2 prosecutor


2018 - Malcolm Wright Scholarship (Middle Temple)

2019 - BPP Criminal Litigation Award (highest grade)



Shannon is a Grade 2 Prosecutor and has dealt with a range of matters in this role in the Crown Court arena, and has recently been instructed as disclosure junior in a complex non-recent sexual abuse case, and is therefore meticulously well versed and up-to-date in all aspects of disclosure.

Shannon has also defended in a range of matters from first hearings in the Magistrates Court to multi-handed matters in the Crown Court. She also has experience of dealing with sensitive matters in the Youth Court, for example having defended both a vulnerable youth accused of sexual assault, and a separate matter where the child was charged with a s.18 GBH. Accordingly, she has extensive experience in providing advice, both written and during conference, on the often-complicated nature of youth sentencing.

Shannon has a meticulous approach to her preparation in all aspects of her work, and prides herself on her friendly and client focused approach, and her ability to deal with and relate to a range of different people, and recognising the difficult and often stressful nature of proceedings for clients.

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

Lucy Finney on 0113 213 5220