Sharan Bains


With over 14 years experience in practice as a criminal lawyer, Sharan has developed an enviable reputation. Noted for her fearless approach to dealing with the authorities, she is held in high regard by clients and opponents alike for the skilful and professional manner with which she conducts her work.

Sharan has advised and represented clients facing the full range of criminal allegations. As a Higher Court Advocate, Sharan is also entitled to conduct advocacy before a Judge and Jury at the Crown Court.

Sharan prepared her first murder case in 1994. That level of experience coupled with her unswerving determination to defend the rights of those who are subjected to the criminal justice system, whether victim or suspect, has formed the basis of a solid foundation upon which she has built her career.

Her reputation, track record and determined attitude have resulted in referrals from various groups in the community.

She has taught students on the Institute of Legal Executives course and tutored students on university law degrees.

Sharan has also found the time to actively participate in community projects designed to address the problem of youth crime.

Outside of ABV Sharan enjoys reading, cooking and spending quality time with her two teenage Sons.

Professional Memberships
  • Duty Solicitor Covering West London, North West Surrey and East Berkshire
  • London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA)
  • Justice
  • Human Rights Watch