Justin Shale

Year of Call: 1982

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.

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.

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.


Direct Access

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


Area of Practice

Justin’s area of practice is in and around London and the South Coast. He is a Founder member of Kings Bench Chambers Bournemouth.

Reported Cases

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 PACE