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Shashi was called to the Bar in 1995 by Lincoln’s Inn and has dedicated his practice to human rights, public and administrative law and civil liberties. He has built a considerable reputation experience in these areas. He has been described as very approachable and thorough in his preparation and attention to detail and, importantly, tactically aware.
He has particular interests in immigration and mental health related issues, appearing regularly in the High Court and Court of Appeal, and is committed to publicly funded work.
With a predominantly science background, Shashi read law at Queen Mary’s College, before completing the Bar Vocational Course.
Shashi is accredited to accept instructions directly from members of the public, through the Bar Council’s Public Access Scheme.
Immigration & asylum
Shashi has significant experience in the field of immigration, asylum and nationality law. He appears frequently before the first-tier tribunal (immigration & asylum chamber) and upper tribunal.
He regularly undertakes immigration-related judicial reviews and appeals to the Court of Appeal and deals with all aspects of immigration, including asylum, humanitarian protection, deportation, EEA issues, entry clearance, settlement and the points-based scheme.
His practice is committed to publicly funded work covers immigration bail, deportation proceedings and European Union free movement legislation.
- Terrelonge (para 399(b))  UKUT 00653 (IAC);
- Ajila, R (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 3763 (Admin);
- LH (Nigeria) & Anor v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 26;
- VS (Registration on Relocation) Ukraine CG  UKAIT 0024;
- FB and Others (HC 395 para 284: six months) Bangladesh  UKAIT 00030;
- SH (prison conditions) Bangladesh CG  UKAIT 00076.
Shashi’s practice in the mental health field includes representation in the mental health review tribunal, the administrative court and the Court of Appeal.
- R v Galfetti  EWCA Crim 1916;
- R (on the application of H) v MHRT and Secretary of State for Health  EWHC Admin 1522.
Shashi has extensive experience in all areas of landlord and tenant law, property and land law. He has particular experience of private, assured and secure tenancy possession proceedings, leasehold and freehold disputes. His experience in these areas includes representation and advice in the Land Registry tribunal, leasehold valuations tribunal and the county court.
- LLB (Lond.)
Local Authority Scholar
Hobbies & interests
- Martial Arts
- Arts and Theatre
Regularly contributes to seminars and involved in training.