Ms Shannon Revel > Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC
Furnival Chambers

Work Department

Serious Crime


Called 2014


A robust and careful jury advocate who devotes time to properly prepare each case. Shannon specialises in serious crime and is instructed in cases of murder, attempted murder, and multimillion pound frauds as led junior, including as junior to Queen’s Counsel.

As sole counsel, Shannon is regularly instructed in multi handed cases concerning serious gang violence, firearms, drugs conspiracies, sexual offences, kidnap/false imprisonment and high value frauds. 

A practical and measured advocate, with case strategy and trial planning at the forefront of case preparation. She is instructed to advise at the earliest stages of large investigations, readily identifying the need for further collection of evidence and expert views.

Shannon is an effective and robust advocate in proceeds of crime and confiscation cases, with experience in arguing against the forfeiture of cash. She is appointed at level three on the Specialist Fraud Panel. 

Regularly instructed as junior alone in complex and sensitive cases, Shannon is experienced in cross examining vulnerable witnesses and in presenting and challenging multifaceted expert evidence. Shannon will question everything and assume nothing when it comes to experts. 

Shannon is approved to prosecute cases for the CPS at level three. 

With direct familial experience of learning disability, Shannon is approachable when representing young and vulnerable defendants, and will identify where trial procedures may need to be adapted or intermediaries instructed.

Shannon came to the Bar following a diverse work background to support studies. She was the grateful recipient of the Christopher Benson and Anglo-Israel Scholarships from Middle Temple. 


Criminal Bar Association 
Fraud Lawyers Association

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Rising stars) Ranked: Tier 1

Shannon RevelFurnival ChambersShannon is a formidable advocate who commands the respect of opposing advocates and judges, with her calm and unassuming demeanour. She takes pride in her thorough preparation of a case, which enables her to make complex legal submissions with apparent ease. Her dedication to her clients and ethos of leaving no stone unturned, set her apart from other advocates in the field. Whether she is prosecuting or defending Shannon gives her all to a case.

Furnival Chambers is ‘a very solid criminal set‘ with ‘talented individuals‘, who mostly defend but also handle complex prosecution cases. Stephen Moses QC and Ben Gordon represented two police officers who were accused of the gross negligence manslaughter after a female prisoner died by suicide whilst they were on duty; both defendants were acquitted. On the prosecution side, Shannon Revel was instructed as junior counsel by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to prosecute seven members of the Hell’s Angels and Red Devils motorcycle clubs in Slough for the premeditated attack on a rival club; all defendants were convicted. In 2020, Frida Hussain QC took silk.