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Sey Shabani

Sey Shabani

Sey Shabani

Barrister (Associate)

About Sey

Originating from Canada, Sey was called to the Bar in 2017 and competed her pupillage with the Crown Prosecution Service in Birmingham, starting her career as a Crown Prosecutor. In 2019, Sey joined the self-employed bar where she continued to prosecute matters on behalf of the CPS but also conducted a variety of hearings as a criminal defence barrister.

Previously assigned to the Specialist Fraud Division, Sey is experienced in large scale fraud and money laundering matters, but has worked also in family law where often judge made orders from criminal courts co-existed with family court orders, such as non-molestation orders. She has experience with contested non-molestation order hearings and the sensitive handling required for such cases.

The bulk of Sey’s practice is the prosecution of teachers in professional discipline proceedings on behalf of the Teaching Regulation Agency (‘TRA’). Sey investigates allegations of misconduct ready for the determinations panel, and her appears as a Presenting Officer in Professional Conduct Panel Hearings.

Sey’s previous experience in the public sector was gained while in private practice consisting of representing Local Authorities as well as defending taxi drivers in licensing hearings against a Local Authority. Her proven ability to present cases from different perspectives has contributed to strategic case building and successful hearing outcomes.

With an ever expanding civil practice, Sey she receives a large variety of instructions ranging from applications, civil injunctions and committal hearings involving anti-social behaviour, through to fast track trials. Sey represents a variety of clients from individuals, insurance companies and local authorities which has equipped her with a strong ability to address and manage client needs. Sey is confident in her approach as a legal representative and advocate with the ability to effectively adapt in difficult situations.

She has studied all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution and is tactical in her negotiations and approach where required.

Sey regularly appears before the First and Upper Tier Tribunals and is often instructed on behalf of Local Authorities on claims and appeals regarding Special Educational Needs/ EHCP plan. Sey’s EHCP experience also encompasses national trial appeals.

She is further instructed by Schools in relation to Disability Discrimination Act claims where she has successfully defended Schools on a variety of claims including reasonable adjustments, exclusion and harassment.

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