shoshana mitchell

Barrister | Mediator
Year of call: 2019

“Shoshana has been indispensable in assisting us with a number of military claims. She displays an impressive level of expertise and maturity usually found in more senior counsel. It is evident that she is meticulous in her preparation and exceptionally diligent in her approach to client care. She is also friendly and personable to work with. I would recommend her to anyone considering working with her for advice, drafting and advocacy.”

Steven Horsley

Head of Military Claims, Simpson Millar

“Many thanks for the speedy turnaround on this and for the excellent documents.”

Gavin Hughes

Partner, Simpson Millar

“Shoshana was an excellent Barrister. Her preparation for our Costs Oral Review Hearing was second to none. A very thorough skeleton argument with supporting documentation prepared by Shoshana seemed to have done the trick and yielded the desired outcome at the Hearing. She was very approachable and knowledgeable throughout the process. Once again, thank you for all of your help and valued assistance in this matter. It has been very much appreciated.”

Pankaj Vij

Senior Law Costs Draftsman, Kingsway Legal Costs

“Our client was very impressed with Shoshana, as was I. She was great with the client, she evidently put a tremendous amount into this contractual matter and was thoroughly prepared.”

Jared Duffy

Partner, Duffy Fowler Gabbi Solicitors

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About Shoshana

Shoshana joined Normanton Chambers as a tenant in January 2022. She specialises in the following practice areas:

  • Property, including prescriptive easements and rent arrears;
  • Contractual claims, such as debt recovery;
  • Costs, including CCMCs, oral review hearings and detailed assessments;
  • Personal injury, in particular road traffic incidents, employers’ liability, public liability and occupiers’ liability;
  • Tortious disputes, including bullying and/or harassment and trespass to the person; 
  • Clinical negligence, including, military claims, PTSD claims and sexual abuse claims;
  • Inquests.

Shoshana’s most recent work includes:

  • Representing the Respondents in a prescriptive easement claim;
  • Representing a Claimant seeking recovery of commercial debts;
  • Permission to appeal in relation to the late service of a claim form;
  • Representing a Claimant in relation to an application disputing the validity of a final statute bill under section 70 of the Solicitors Act 1974;
  • Representing Claimants regarding an application to order the consolidation of the claims and a detailed assessment rather than provisional assessment;
  • Representing Claimants and Defendants in relation to disclosure applications and applications involving the striking out of opinion evidence in witness statements;
  • Advising and drafting in respect of a product liability claim against a supermarket;
  • Cases involving vulnerable adult witnesses;
  • Representing Defendant bus companies in road traffic accident claims; 
  • Advising and drafting on claims relating to bullying and/or harassment as well as historic sexual assault within the Armed Forces.

Following a competitive selection process, Shoshana was awarded the Lord Denning major scholarship from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. She graduated from Newcastle University with a first-class law degree before achieving a distinction in her Master of Laws at Durham University. Shoshana obtained an outstanding on the Bar Professional Training Course in Bristol as well as being a qualified civil and commercial mediator.

Prior to her career as a Barrister, Shoshana taught law at two sixth form colleges in Cambridge. Within a short period of time, her determination and excellence led to the law department achieving their highest results of the decade. Whilst at university, Shoshana was an active member of the Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserves), where she progressed through the flying syllabus and participated in adventurous training.

Shoshana is based in Cambridgeshire and, with a practice that involves her travelling widely, is happy attending any court centre.

Personal

In her spare time, Shoshana enjoys a variety of sporting activities, including swimming, netball and walking her golden cocker spaniel, Bailey. In recent months, she has turned her hand to many DIY jobs as, together with her fiancé, they are renovating their home.

 

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