Shannon Tomkins

Solicitor

Background

Shannon studied Law LLB at Anglia Ruskin Chelmsford. Shannon completed the Legal Practice Course at Anglia Ruskin Cambridge in May 2016 attaining a Distinction and achieving the Cambridge and West Suffolk Resolution Award for the highest grade in family. Whilst studying Shannon volunteered at a local Citizen’s Advice Bureau as an Advisor and Supervisor. Shannon joined Jefferies in April 2016.

In Work

Since May 2016 Shannon has been working in the Family Department initially as a paralegal and from September 2016 as a Trainee Solicitor. Shannon qualified as a Solicitor in July 2018 and continues to take on a range of work within the Family Department.

Shannon currently specialises in children matters including both public law matters relating to the involvement of the Local Authority; as well as private law children matters and disputes between parents. Shannon also offers advice and representation in relation to injunction proceedings for Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders. Whilst training Shannon also assisted with surrogacy and adoption matters.

Outside Work

Outside of work, Shannon enjoys playing netball with the Thundersley Wasps, live music and socialising with friends and family.

Shannon has been joint chairperson of the South Essex Junior Lawyers Division (SEJLD) since February 2017. SEJLD provides support, networking and social opportunities for junior lawyers in the South Essex area. Shannon is actively involved in organising both networking and social events throughout the year.

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