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Prosecuting Barrister

Shada Mellor

Called in 2017, Shada accepts instructions in all areas of criminal and regulatory law.

Shada consistently demonstrates an ability to digest large volumes of material and has a keen eye for detail. She is comfortably able to cut through factually complex cases and, through her very personable nature, has a natural ability to build a rapport quickly with clients.

Before commencing pupillage, Shada worked, for two years at a company specialising in derivative contract negotiations for large financial institutions.

Shada prosecutes all aspects of criminal cases in the Magistrates’ Court, Youth Court, Crown Court and High Court.

Shada’s has considerable experience in anti-social behaviour injunctions in both the County Court and Youth Court. She has successfully represented a Claimant in proving to the criminal standard that the Defendant had breached the anti-social behaviour injunction on eight occasions.

With regard to her regulatory practice, Shada recently obtained a closure order in respect of a gym in Hartlepool which claimed it was remaining open in peaceful protest against the Coronavirus Regulations.


CPS Prosecutor, Level 1


  • The Honourable Society of Middle Temple
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers
  • Advocate, a pro bono charity of the Bar


  • Contributor to the Quarterly Comment by Trinity Chambers in the Environmental Law Review
  • Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions (ASBIs): A New Practitioners Perspective published in The Barrister Magazine, Hilary Term 2021
  • Case Summary of R (London Borough of Islington) v Arun Bajaj [2020] EWCA Crim 1111, published in Lime Legal’s Housing Law Week


  • LLB (Hons) European Legal Studies (Upper 2:1) Kent University, including a year studying at The University of Bergen, Norway – 2012-2016
  • BPTC (Very Competent) Northumbria University 2016-2017

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