We are delighted to announce that Shina Animashaun and Danielle Manson have joined the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team as third six pupils.
Shina Animashaun (2015)
Shina joins chambers as a third six pupil under the supervision of James Scobie QC. He continues to develop a practice across the spectrum of general and international crime. Shina has assisted in the preparation of a number of serious and complex criminal cases, including but 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. He is well known and highly regarded for his approach with clients, especially vulnerable adults and children, and has experience beyond his years of call.
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 is also a founding member of 'East London Arts and Music', a specialist free school for 16-19 year olds in Bromley-by-Bow. He now applies the skills he learned from these challenging and fulfilling roles in the preparation of his own cases.
Danielle Manson (2016)
Danielle joins chambers as a third six pupil and accepts instructions in the Youth, Magistrates and Crown Court where she provides representation for defendants in all areas of criminal law and associated work. Danielle has appeared in the High Court in extradition proceedings and has experience in appeals to the Court of Appeal and applications to the Criminal Case Review Commission ('CCRC').
Prior to commencing pupillage Danielle worked at JUSTICE as their criminal justice policy intern where her research contributed to their intervention in the Supreme Court case of R (on the application of Hallam) and R (on the application of Nealon) v Secretary of State for Justice  UKSC 2 in relation to the statutory provisions governing eligibility for compensation for miscarriages of justice.
Danielle has a strong interest in social mobility and has already made a number of media appearances promoting diversity within the legal profession. In June 2019, she appeared on BBC Radio 4 'Law in Action' advocating for more chambers to run diversity schemes in order to recruit the brightest and the best to the Bar.