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Sharan was called to the Bar in 1999 and after completing pupillage developed a practice in all aspects of family law, with a particular emphasis on child protection work. She speaks fluent Punjabi.

Sharan is also involved in training and providing seminars to a wide ranging groups of professionals, including Local Authorities, Medical Professionals, the Police, Schools, Lawyers and many more.

Sharan was involved in the case Re H-W which was awarded Case of the Year at the Family Law Awards 2023. 

Family Law

She is regularly instructed on behalf of parents, local authorities and children’s guardians and has developed a reputation for being straightforward and forthright. Sharan’s experience in public law is extensive, ranging from emergency protection orders to secure accommodation orders and discharging care orders. Similarly, her experience in private law is also wide-ranging and includes declarations of parentage and all aspects of abduction, Hague and non-Hague Convention related and Forced Marriage.

Sharan has considerable experience in sexual, physical and non-accidental abuse cases and has often represented interveners in such cases. She has experience in cross-examining a wide range of experts, including medical experts, and is also experienced in cases involving transgender and cultural issues.

Recent Cases

  • X (A Child) (Placement application: LIFT assessment) [2022] EWFC 117 (15 September 2022) 
  • H-W (Children) and In the matter of H-W (Children) (No 2) (Rev1) [2022] UKSC 17 (15 June 2022) 
  • H-W (Children: Proportionality) [2021] EWCA Civ 1451 (07 October 2021) 
  • C (A Child) (Fact-Finding) [2022] EWCA Civ 584 (04 May 2022) 
  • C (Children: Welfare) (No.2) [2020] EWFC B36 (24 August 2020) 
  • C, Re (Children: Fact Find Medical Presentation) (Rev 1) [2020] EWFC B1 (10 January 2020) 
  •  J, B, P (Children)(Care), Re [2019] EWFC B47 (10 June 2019) 
  • C (Children) [2016] EWFC B45 (4 February 2016) 
  • Kent CC v D & Ors (2) (Fact Finding) [2015] EWFC 93 (05 January 2015)
  • Kent CC v D & Ors [2014] EWFC 59 (11 November 2014) 

 

Court of Protection

Sharan will represent clients ranging from Local Authorities to the Official Solicitor and Lay Clients/Family Members and has an ability to build a rapport with clients, no matter how delicate or difficult the situation and has developed a reputation for being straightforward and forthright. Sharan’s experience in public law is extensive.

Public Law

Sharan is a Barrister specialising in Care Proceedings. She has particular experience in complex matters involving the forensic analysis of often disputed expert evidence. She has extensive experience of cases involving

  • non accidental injuries(including where the injuries were caused by rare genetic mutations)/death of children,
  • allegations of sexual abuse
  • factitious illness
  • serious domestic violence.
  • Forced Marriage and matters involving Honour Based issues.
  • Hague and Non Hague Convention Abductions

Description of work

Sharan will represent clients ranging from Local Authorities to Grandparents and has an ability to build a rapport with clients, no matter how delicate or difficult the situation.

She is regularly instructed on behalf of parents, local authorities and children’s guardians and has developed a reputation for being straightforward and forthright. Sharan’s experience in public law is extensive, ranging from emergency protection orders to secure accommodation orders and discharging care orders. Similarly, her experience in private law is also wide-ranging.

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Areas of Expertise


Professional Memberships

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Mental Health Lawyers Association (to be confirmed)

Education

  • LLB (Hons)
  • BVC

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Sharan Bhachu acts for the Mother in SK and RO

Sharan Bhachu acts for the Mother in SK and RO

Sharan Bhachu represented a mother in private law proceedings where serious allegations involving Honor Based Violence is raised as a separate set of allegations from the main allegations of domestic abuse.


Published: 21st Dec 2023

Supreme Court Judgment re H-W

Supreme Court Judgment re H-W

Damian Woodward-Carlton QC, Sharan Bhachu and Katie Phillips appeared for the respondent Local Authority at Supreme Court level, in the matter of H-W.


Published: 15th Jun 2022

Bloomsbury Family Law Conference

Bloomsbury Family Law Conference

Sharan Bhachu and Sian Gough are joining a panel discussion on children law at the Bloomsbury Professional Family Law Conference on the 16th May, at Gray’s Inn.


Published: 18th Apr 2018

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