Shárin Diegan

Crime, Employment, Family, Civil

  • Called: 2013

Practice Profile:

Shárin enjoys a diverse practice specialising in family law. She regularly appears in courts and tribunals across the county in family, criminal and civil matters.


Shárin enjoys a developing family law practice, predominantly focusing on children matters. She undertakes instructions in both private law and public law proceedings and has acted for parents and the Local Authority. Shárin has recently been instructed to appear in relation to the following:

Fact-finding and final hearings in relation to Applications for Child Arrangement Orders

  • Child Arrangement Proceedings involving allegations of domestic abuse, child abuse and children with complex needs
  • Child Arrangement Proceedings where paternity is in dispute
  • Directions in child abduction proceedings in the High Court

Shárin also accepts instructions in financial remedy proceedings. She was recently instructed to appear in an FDR where the conduct of the party was considered inequitable to disregard.


Shárin has provided advice and representation in cases covering a range of issues including: unfair dismissal, redundancy, discrimination, unauthorised deduction of wages and equal pay. She has successfully represented claimants in proceedings for race discrimination and equal pay, amongst other issues.


Shárin receives frequent instructions in civil matters, including infant approval hearings. She has considerable experience in RTA cases. She has also appeared in applications for the return of a passport seized by tipstaff in the High Court.


Shárin accepts instructions in Road Traffic Offences. She regularly prosecutes in Magistrates’ Courts.

Direct Access

Shárin is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public pursuant to the Bar’s Public Access Scheme (also referred to as ‘Direct Access’ or ‘Direct Public Access’). She is able to draw on the skills and experience she has developed during her pupillage and at the FRU in accepting Direct Access instructions, particularly in family and employment.

Pro Bono and Charity Activity

Shárin often accepts Pro Bono instructions from the Free Representation Unit, Bail for Immigration Detainees and the Bar Pro Bono Unit. Prior to joining the Bar, Shárin provided Pro Bono advice and representation through the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, the Free Representation Unit and Advice-4-Renters.


BPTC – BBP Holborn

LLB – University of Sussex


FLBA (Family Law Bar Association)

Shárin is a member of Inner Temple