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Dere Street Barristers

Chambers of John Elvidge QC

33 BROAD CHARE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0844 3351 551
Fax:
Fax 0191 261 0043
Email:
Web:
www.derestreet.co.uk
Newcastle upon Tyne, York
Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC), Shona Upton, Newcastle upon Tyne, ENGLAND

Shona Upton

Tel:
Work 0844 335 1551
Email:
Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC)

Work Department

Clinical negligence.

Position

Prior to commencing pupillage in September 2010, Shona spent three years working as a freelance advocate and received regular instructions from solicitors to attend county court throughout the North East in a wide variety of civil matters. Shona successfully completed a general common law pupillage under the supervision of James Brown, Andrew Walker and Michelle Temple, from September 2010 to September 2011 when she was elected as a tenant in Chambers. During her first six months she gained extensive experience across a wide range of chambers’ disciplines including, family, crime, civil, commercial chancery and employment. In her second six months of pupillage Shona developed a busy practice covering all aspects of Chambers’ work. Family law: to date Shona has gained a wide range of experience in both public and private law cases and has frequently had conduct of contested one day and multi-day matters in both the County Court and Family Proceedings Court. This has included representation of the local authority and guardian as well as representation of parents and interveners. Shona has also frequently been instructed in a variety of private law matters including contested contact and residence applications and contested injunction applications (non-molestation, occupation and specific issue injunctions).

Career

Called 2007; Inner Temple.

Member

SRA clinical negligence panel; AvMA clinical negligence panel; APIL senior litigator.

Education

University of Newcastle upon Tyne (2005 BA (Hons) Politics 2(1)); University of Northumbria (2006 Graduate Diploma in Law Commendation; 2007 BVC Outstanding); University of Newcastle upon Tyne (2005 Departmental Honours); Inner Temple (2007 BVC Prize).

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