Shárin Diegan

Shárin Diegan

Call: 2013

"Ms Diegan stepped up to the crease and did an extraordinary job representing the Mother"

A Recorder

“Not only was she fully in command of the technical aspects of the case from the beginning, she was also understanding and perceptive”

Frances Valenzuela, Highfin Limited

“She had prepared an excellent skeleton argument… Ms Diegan had argued the case extremely well”

A Circuit Judge

“She was amazing. Very helpful. She listened to me well and swiftly helped me with my case […]. In the short time that we had, she studied my case very well and found a great solution to it that [not] only benefitted me but also the other party and handled it so well. Strongly recommended.”

ES, Direct Access client

"She battled valiantly to put her case"

A Circuit Judge

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Shárin is a specialist family barrister, with particular emphasis on private children cases. She accepts instructions across the full spectrum of family law including public and private children, financial remedy, TLATA and protective orders under the Family Law Act.

Shárin is regarded for her thorough preparation and full command of her cases. Her representation of her clients has been regarded by the judiciary to be “excellent” and “extraordinary”. She is commended by clients for her practical solutions and sensitive advice. Shárin is approachable and understanding, working closely with both lay and professional clients throughout proceedings. She is an able junior and has been led by Queen’s Counsel in ongoing Children Act proceedings.

Shárin has completed the ICCA and FLBA Vulnerable Witness Training.

Shárin is an active member of Chambers, having been nominated in 2020 as Deputy Head of the Family Team and in 2022 as Chambers Secretary. She also sits on the Wellbeing Committee.

Direct Access

Shárin is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public pursuant to the Bar’s Public Access Scheme (also referred to as ‘Direct Access’ or ‘Direct Public Access’). She draws on the experience she developed during pupillage and at the FRU in accepting Direct Access instructions, particularly in family and employment.

Direct Access

Shárin is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public pursuant to the Bar’s Public Access Scheme (also referred to as ‘Direct Access’ or ‘Direct Public Access’). She is able to draw on the skills and experience she has developed during her pupillage and at the FRU in accepting Direct Access instructions, particularly in family and employment.

Pro Bono and Charity Activity

Shárin often accepts Pro Bono instructions from Advocate (formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit) and has previously accepted pro bono instructions from the Free Representation Unit and Bail for Immigration Detainees. Prior to joining the Bar, Shárin provided Pro Bono advice and representation through the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, the Free Representation Unit and Advice-4-Renters.

Shárin was nominated for Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year in the Bar Pro Bono Awards 2021 in recognition of her significant commitment to pro bono initiatives. She has completed Advocate’s 25 Hours Challenge.

Interested in instructing Ms Diegan?

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Family Barrister

Shárin is a specialist family barrister, with particular emphasis on private children cases. She accepts instructions across the full spectrum of family law including public and private children, financial remedy, TLATA and protective orders under the Family Law Act.

Notable cases

  • SK v. KI (2022) Secured findings of threats to kill and multiple rapes over a four-year period
  • KO v. DA (2022) Obtained findings on all allegations made, including coercive and controlling behaviour, stalking and harassment, financial abuse and repeated breaches of non-molestation orders and emotional abuse of a child
  • VL v. LF (2021) Complex private child proceedings involving allegations of domestic abuse and applications for a declaration of parentage, change of name and contact following relocation outside of England
  • JK v. BI (2021) Successfully secured findings of a prolonged physical assault and stalking
  • LM v. MA (2021) Secured an order for contact in a case involving allegations of FGM and a risk of abduction
  • A v A (2020) Financial remedy proceedings in which Shárin successfully argued, absent expert evidence, that conduct was relevant and justified an increase in the assets awarded to her client
  • HL v. TL (2020) Representation of a parent in private child proceedings involving a child with complex needs and allegations of parental alienation, concluding with no order for contact until the conclusion of necessary therapeutic input
  • E v. E (2019) Private child proceedings where paternity was in dispute and the non-resident parent presenting with fluctuating mental health
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Education & Qualifications


BPTC – BBP Holborn (Very Competent)

LLB – University of Sussex

Memberships


FLBA (Family Law Bar Association)

Shárin is a member of Inner Temple

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