LL.B (Hons), Queen Mary College, London University (1994)
Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law (1995)
Shashi was called to the Bar in 1995 at Lincoln's Inn (Educational Scholarship) and has built a considerable practice in Human Rights, Public and Administrative Law and Civil Liberties. He has particular interests in Immigration, Mental Health and Property related issues. He has appeared and been led in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
With a predominantly science background, he read law at Queen Mary's College (London), before completing the Bar Vocational Course. He successfully completed pupillage in 1996 during which he was involved in a number of important cases, including Gabriel Thomas v The Police Commissioner of the Metropolis  EWCA Civ 1052.
Shashi has considerable experience in the field of immigration, asylum and nationality law. He appears frequently before the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration & Asylum Chamber) and Upper Tribunal and regularly undertakes immigration-related judicial reviews and appeals to the Court of Appeal. He deals with all aspects of Immigration, including asylum, humanitarian protection, deportation, EEA issues, entry clearance, settlement and the Points-Based Scheme, including the Tier 1 (General) system (Highly skilled individuals, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Post Study Work), applications for UK Work Permits under the Tier 2 System, as well as Student applications under the Tier 4 system.
His field of expertise also covers immigration bail, deportation proceedings and European Union free movement legislation. He has represented clients from Europe as well as Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bhutan, Burundi, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Macedonia, Moldova, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, the Philippines, the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Sudan, Turkey, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.
Cases of recent reported note include VS (Registration on Relocation) Ukraine CG  UKAIT 00242; FB and Others (HC 395 para 284: six months) Bangladesh  UKAIT 00030 and SH (prison conditions) Bangladesh CG  UKAIT 00076.
Shashi's practice in the Mental Health field includes representation in the Mental Health Review Tribunal, the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal.
Notable cases include R v Galfetti  EWCA Crim 1916 in which he was led by Manjit Gilll QC; and R (on the application of H) v MHRT and Secretary of State for Health  EWHC Admin 1522 (recommendations and Article 8 rights for the nearest relative).
Shashi has extensive experience in all areas of landlord and tenant law, property and land law. He has particular experience of private, assured and secure tenancy possession proceedings, leasehold and freehold disputes. His experience in these areas includes representation and advice in the Land Registry Tribunal, Leasehold Valuations Tribunal and County Court.
Shashi has considerable experience by way of Direct Access. He is able to undertake work by way of Direct Access in the above areas.