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Sharin Diegan



Shárin covers the breadth of children law, with an emphasis on private law children. She is regarded for her thorough preparation, diligence, excellent advocacy and her sensitive approach. Shárin works closely with clients and is a first point of contact for complex cases and cases involving vulnerable clients.

Practice Areas

Private Law Children

Public Law Children

International Family Law


Shárin is highly regarded for her thorough preparation and full command of the technical aspects of her cases. She is commended by instructing solicitors and lay clients for her practical solutions and sensitive advice resulting in positive outcomes. Shárin is approachable and understanding, working closely with both lay and professional clients throughout proceedings.


“Shárin is a strong, convincing and confident advocate. She works very well with vulnerable clients in particular, showing sensitivity and maturity throughout” Legal 500, 2024

“Shárin’s legal knowledge is fantastic and she is extremely thorough and diligent – she makes sure nothing is missed from the case. She advocates eloquently in court and thinks on her feet. She has always been clear about what needed to be done in order to ensure that we get the best result for the client, but was not afraid to be firm and give tough answers if needed. Shárin has approached cases with a level head and a calm focus that has been much needed in the circumstances.” – Professional client, London

“She is the only barrister who comes to mind when I need a competent, strong, and personable barrister for a client, especially on matters which are extremely complex.  Ms Diegan without a doubt meets our expectations and achieves the best outcome for our clients on all occasions. She is very persuasive when she is in court, has good listening skills, resulting in her being very personable and being able to easily gain the trust of clients. Her communication skills are exceptional and is very thorough in every element of work she undertakes.” – Meera Patel, Copperstone Solicitors

Shárin “stepped up and did an extraordinary job representing the Mother” – Recorder

She “argued very forcefully and eloquently that the Mother’s rights are heard” – Circuit Judge

“She had prepared an excellent skeleton argument … Ms Diegan had argued the case extremely well” – Circuit Judge

“She was amazing. Very helpful. She listened to me well and swiftly helped me with my case … In the short time that we had, she studied my case well and found a great solution to it that [not] only benefitted me but also the other party and handled it so well. Strongly recommended.” – Lay client

Education and Professional Memberships

Sussex University: LLB (Hons)

BPP: Bar Practice Training Course

Inner Temple

Family Law Bar Association


Association of Lawyers for Children


Bar Pro Bono Awards 2021: Nominated for Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year