Sunyana Sharma

Sunyana Sharma

Call 2006

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Sunyana Sharma has been appointed to the C list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates for The Health & Safety & Environmental Law Executive.

Following successful completion of her pupillage, Sunyana Sharma joined Chambers in 2008. She has since developed her practice in Crime, Regulatory and Public Law and Personal Injury Law.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Sunyana worked for a criminal defence firm and became the first full time administrator for the Solicitors' International Human Rights Group (SIHRG). With SIHRG, she organised the Zimbabwe Fundraising Event called 'Protecting Lawyers in Zimbabwe' in collaboration with the Bar Human Rights Committee. She also worked as part of a team in researching and drafting legal submissions on the rule of law and the importance of an impartial tribunal following the suspension of the Chief Justice of Pakistan in March 2007.

After Bar School, she undertook a summer internship in the criminal justice department of 'JUSTICE', the all party law reform and human rights organisation. She assisted with the research on policy papers commissioned by JUSTICE, which included changes to the rape in the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and responses to the Home Office paper on 'New powers against organised and financial crime'.

On the odd night off, Sunyana enjoys running, dancing, food, International movies and all things Indian.

Sunyana is accredited by the Bar Standards Board to act directly on behalf of individuals and organisations under the Public Access Scheme for criminal law,  licensing law, personal injury and regulatory law.

See her specialist profiles for more information.

Reported Cases

Marlena Ocran [2010] EWCA Crim 109; [2011] 1 Cr App R (S) 36

The Court considered whether exceptional circumstances exist justifying the court in not imposing the required minimum sentence for the possession of firearms.


July 11 2016:

David Richards and Sunyana Sharma instructed in significant Falkland Islands fisheries case more

March 17 2016:

Adam Feest QC, David Richards and Sunyana Sharma were invited to give a criminal law seminar to the Hampshire Incorporated Law Society at the Offices of Irwin Mitchell more

February 3 2016:

Sunyana Sharma invited to speak at IFCA’s Annual Enforcement Conference 2016 more

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Academic Qualifications

LLB Law (Hons), London School of Economics

LLM Public International Law (Merit), London School of Economics

Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School, London

Jessup International Mooting Competition, (UK rounds) - Finalist, 2004 and Semi-Finalist, 2006

Professional Bodies

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Human Rights Lawyers' Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)

Languages Spoken

  • Hindi (Fluent)
  • Punjabi (Fluent)
  • Urdu (Conversational)