Justin Shale




Civil, Crime, Family, Mediation


Inner Temple, Western Circuit, Family Law Bar Association Personal Injury Bar Association, Criminal Bar Association.

Member of the Crime and Serious Fraud, Family, and Civil teams.

Family Law

Justin’s main area of Practice is in all areas of Family Law. He is particularly experienced in Ancillary Relief particularly cases involving substantial assets, pensions and private companies. He has considerable experience in Co-habitee disputes and applications under S15 and Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. He handles all areas of private and public law cases. He has handled a number of cases involving International Child Abduction.

Civil Law

He is experienced in all forms of Civil Litigation. In particular personal injury. He has vast experience handling the following types of cases: Accidents at Work, Occupiers Liability, Product Liability, Highway Accidents, RTA, Repetitive Strain, and Fatal Accidents. He is prepared to undertake Conditional Fee work in appropriate cases.

He is regularly instructed in Clinical Negligence, professional negligence, actions against the police, Landlord and Tenant both private and public sector and business tenancies. Construction disputes, Property claims, (including sale of land, trusts, mortgages, trespass, nuisance, boundaries and easements and dilapidation claims as well as employment cases.

Criminal Law

He has substantial Criminal experience involving Serious Fraud, murder, rape, child abuse, death by dangerous driving and serious drug offences.

Licensing Act 2003 applications, reviews, variations and enforcement.

He is well versed in the many complexities of credit hire law and part of the Chambers credit hire team.

Direct Access

Justin regularly takes instructions from professional bodies and persons other than solicitors as well in appropriate cases direct from the public.

Reported Cases & Publications

Scott v R 1989 AC 1242 Privy Council

Jones v Trollope Colls Cementation Overseas Times 26/1/90

Re Capita Expansion and Development Corporation v Brackland Times 30/11/92

Fozal v Gofur Times 9/7/93

Re R (a minor) 1994 2 FCR 629 CA

DPP v G 1997 (whether a head teacher investigating an alleged assault by a teacher is subject to


Personal Interests

Tennis and sailing.

Terms of Instruction 

Mr Shale's terms of business are the Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 or such other terms as have been agreed. A copy of the standard terms can be downloaded using the following link.

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