Shilpa Shah > Ropewalk Chambers > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Ropewalk Chambers

Work Department

Costs & litigation funding, personal injury, inquests, motor, clinical negligence.


Shilpa practises within civil work generally, with a particular specialism in cases involving allegations of fraud. She is registered with the Bar Council to undertake Public Access work and is able to receive instructions directly form lay clients, as well as those on the traditional professional client basis.


Called 1998, Lincoln’s Inn (won the Gluckstein Prize for Advocacy and a major scholarship); worked with the Free Representation Unit and for the Citizens Advice Bureau.


Personal Injuries Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association; Nottinghamshire Medico-Legal Society.


Brunel University (LLB); University of Huddersfield (LLM Distinction); BPP Bar School (won First Prize for Advocacy and gained a final overall mark which put her within the top ten highest achievers of that year).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Costs

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Shilpa ShahRopewalk Chambers ‘Shilpa always keeps a cool head and provides clear and detailed advice. Her advocacy is second to none, and her quick thinking allows her to cross-examine new points raised during hearings to protect her client’s interests. She communicates well and keeps everyone informed. She goes above and beyond.’ 

The costs team at Ropewalk Chambers offers services across the broad spectrum of costs work, including funding arrangements, inter-parties’ disputes, regulatory issues, budgeting, and other advisory work. Andrew Lyons is currently representing a claimant in a dispute of whether an insured party can recover a solicitor’s cost in full if the solicitor instructed is off-panel. Shilpa Shah successfully acted for a defendant in an immigration case where a minor was found to have been mistreated and wrongly assessed by the Home Department.

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Shilpa ShahRopewalk Chambers ‘Shilpa’s main qualities is her willingness to go that extra mile to ensure that the best possible advice is provided to instructing solicitors/clients. She is extremely personable and provides detailed written advice.’ 

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Shilpa Shah – Ropewalk Chambers ‘Shilpa has a very good manner with clients. She provides clear commercial advice and is strong on technical matters. She responds well to emails and turns work around promptly.’