Victoria Shehadeh’s work has three strands; professional discipline, criminal prosecution and defence and statutory inquiries.
Victoria has a particular interest in professional discipline. She enjoys a busy case load which includes acting for both healthcare regulators and for professionals who face the daunting prospect of appearing before their regulator.
When defending healthcare professionals, Victoria provides advice at the early stages of proceedings in order to secure the best results for clients in what can be a lengthy and difficult process. She takes a careful approach to case preparation. She has spent time on secondment to the Association of Optometrists, and accepts instructions in interim order hearings, substantive hearings, and substantive order review hearings.
Victoria is regularly requested to act as a case presenter. Victoria is experienced in handling sensitive cases, multi-registrant cases, cases involving sexually inappropriate behaviour, dishonesty and mismanagement of care homes.
Victoria has recently been instructed in a complex case running for 13 weeks before the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Victoria’s criminal cases range from violent crime and drug-related offences to ‘cowboy builder’ frauds to, more recently, representing protesters invoking their HRA 1998 rights. She has also represented numerous young people in the Youth Court.
Victoria is currently instructed as part of the counsel team for the Undercover Policing Inquiry.
Victoria is building her experience of statutory inquiries and is currently part of the counsel team to the Undercover Policing Inquiry. She also accepts work on the Junior Government Panel List.