Shina Animashaun continues to develop a practice across the spectrum of general and international crime.
Shina has previously worked at the United Nations, and a variety of non-profit legal organisations including JUSTICE and Modernising Justice (formerly the Homicide Review Advisory Group). He now applies the skills he learned from these challenging and fulfilling roles in the preparation of his own cases.
Shina represents individuals charged with a full range of criminal offences. He is well known and highly regarded for his approach with clients; he has experience beyond his years of call when working with both vulnerable adults and children. More recently, he has been specifically instructed to represent the interests of those who have been found unfit to plea in the Crown and Magistrates’ Court.
Shina has assisted in the preparation of a number of serious and complex criminal cases, these include but are not limited to: the prosecution of Barclays, the Stansted 15 Protesters, reviewing evidence concerning the liability of a cladding company for the Grenfell Tower fire and the prosecution of a former football coach for historic sexual abuse. In doing so he assisted both pre and during trials by drafting speeches, preparing bad character and abuse of process applications, sentencing notes, schedules of evidence and conducting research on law, procedure, and evidence.