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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.

Recent cases

Mental health

Shashi’s practice in the mental health field includes representation in the mental health review tribunal, the administrative court and the Court of Appeal.

Recent cases

  • R v Galfetti [2002] EWCA Crim 1916;
  • R (on the application of H) v MHRT and Secretary of State for Health [2002] EWHC Admin 1522.

Property litigation

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.)
  • BVC


Local Authority Scholar

Hobbies & interests

  • Martial Arts
  • Skiing
  • Arts and Theatre
  • Astronomy


Regularly contributes to seminars and involved in training.