Shardi is a consultant lawyer in the Dispute Resolution department. She has a broad range of litigation experience. Her work includes complex commercial disputes, civil and white collar fraud, proceedings brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, regulatory matters and family law litigation. She is particularly well suited to cases involving cross border issues and has significant experience working with clients and lawyers in other jurisdictions. She takes a pragmatic approach to her cases, focusing not just on the strict legal issues but also appreciating her clients’ wider concerns.
Called to the Bar in 1998, Shardi started her career at 2 King’s Bench Walk. Subsequently she spent over ten years as a government lawyer, working for HMRC, the Serious Fraud Office and the Organised Crime Division at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters. During this time Shardi advised upon a range of high profile, complex and sensitive cases, including internal fraud investigations, intelligence lead prosecutions, and asset restraint/recovery work. Many of these cases necessitated working with overseas law enforcement agencies.
More recently, Shardi worked as an advocate at Kingsley Napley LLP. She has extensive experience of regulatory and professional discipline law. She has presented dozens of cases on behalf of regulatory bodies, including the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Heath and Care Professions Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the General Chiropractic Council. Cases have involved the most serious of allegations, including patient deaths, serious criminal activity, dishonesty and sexual misconduct.
A highly accomplished advocate, Shardi is a qualified advocacy tutor. She assists the Education Department at Lincoln’s Inn by providing advocacy training to students and junior barristers. She has acted as a member of the Inn’s “Pupillage Foundation Scheme” mentoring students applying for pupillage.
Away from work, Shardi acts as an ambassador for the national charity, Brain Tumour Research. In this role she raises awareness of the prevalence of this disease, especially amongst children and young adults. She also excels at making delicious artisan chocolates!