- 23 May 2022
Shade joined THB in April 2016 and immediately made a very positive impression on clients and other court users with her conscientious and tenacious approach to criminal defence work. Having been admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2007, she became an Accredited Police Station Representative in 2009 soon after passing her Duty Solicitor and HCA (Civil & Crime) qualification in 2010 all completed while managing the Police Station and Magistrates Courts Department at a busy practice in Leicester.
Shade represents individuals across the full spectrum of Criminal and quasi Criminal matters. She has a vast wealth of experience in representing clients at the Police Station and Magistrates Court dealing with a range of cases including Murder, Kidnapping, Sex Offences, Frauds and Armed Robbery. Shade also retains extensive experience in handling Crown Court cases having managed cases whilst a trainee and now regularly representing clients at the Crown Court as a Solicitor – Advocate for appeals, trials, sentence and preliminary hearings. Shade has a particular interest in dealing with youths.
Shade’s extensive advocacy experience, intimate understanding of the workings of both the Magistrates and Crown Courts means that she is well positioned to advise clients on both procedural and practical considerations of appearing in Court. Shade is adept at negotiating with prosecutors on client’s behalf during the course of Criminal proceedings.
Shade is experienced in representing Armed Forces personnel in interviews under Caution both in the UK and Abroad. She also regularly represents Armed Forces personnel in Court Martials and has a good understanding of Military Law and Court Martial procedures.
Shade also undertakes work in the specialist area of Professional Misconduct including Professional Misconduct Investigations and Hearings and Post-Incident Procedures following Death or Serious Injury at the hands of the State. Shade is continuously developing her knowledge and experience within this field to include representing the interests of Professionals appearing before HM Coroner at Inquests, defending professionals at Misconduct Proceedings and providing accredited training on behalf of the State all of which she is capable of undertaking either in person or remotely via Skype, MS Teams or Zoom
Shade is a member of the Black Lawyers Network, CLAS, SAHCA, ARDL and was appointed as a Solicitor member of the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee in 2017.
- 23 May 2022
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