Keira Shaw
First-six Pupil

Keira Shaw

Keira Shaw is a distinguished first-six pupil at our chambers, under the expert supervision of Mark Shanks. With a First-Class Honours Degree in Law from the University of Law in Manchester and having taken the Bar Practice Course at the same institution, Keira’s academic credentials are impeccable.

Keira has a fervent passion for criminal law, substantiated by her diverse practical experience. She spent a year volunteering at Witness Care in Preston Crown Court, where she offered invaluable emotional and practical support to witnesses. Her role involved liaising with legal professionals and conducting pre-trial visits for vulnerable witnesses, particularly those involved in rape cases.

Before commencing her pupillage, Keira worked as a paralegal for a leading criminal defence firm in the North West. Entrusted with her own Crown Court caseload, she honed her skills in case preparation and client care. Her experience extends to attending police stations, giving her a comprehensive understanding of the criminal law process from pre-charge to trial – something lacking in many at the Criminal Bar.

Keira has already demonstrated a deep commitment to our chambers and the Criminal Bar. Her passion and dedication, coupled with her practical experience, make her an invaluable asset to our team. We are confident that Keira will have a bright and successful career at the Criminal Bar.

Instructions may be taken for April 2024 onwards for Keira Shaw to represent lay clients in criminal proceedings before the magistrates’ and Crown Court. Please contact the criminal clerking team to discuss your needs.

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