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 has a growing regulatory and public law practice. She has developed a particular proficiency for environmental offences, in particular matters relating to trade effluent and breaches of the Water Industry Act, having conducted a number of these cases for first hearing, sentence and through to trial where the defence had instructed a QC.

Shannon has completed a large scale Disclosure Review project for the Government Legal Department. This exercise involved reviewing large volumes of documents and making decisions on disclosure and redaction based on a number of factors including LPP.

She has undertaken 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