Vaneeta Sharma


Vaneeta has built a strong criminal practice and regularly appears in Crown, Magistrates and Youth Courts. She is known for her attention to detail, cross-examination skills and her ability to advise on the effective preparation, plea and possible outcomes in cases.

Vaneeta has a broad criminal practice and is regularly instructed on matters ranging from driving offences, possession and supply of drugs, violent offences, theft and sexual offences. She has been noted for matters that involve vulnerable clients and her ability to approach them with sensitivity. In cases where there is a guilty plea, she is commended for her skilful mitigation in assessing cases in totality in order to achieve non-custodial sentences where possible.

Vaneeta benefits from wide experience prior to coming to the Bar, which includes working in leading solicitors’ practices in London. She had particular responsibility for managing complex and serious cases including fraud and violence. Vaneeta has combined her work in law with her support for ethnic minority communities for over a decade. She provides legal support to her local area of West London whilst working with Migrant Advisory and Advocacy Service and has held leading roles within the Society of Asian Lawyers and the International Bar Association.

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Associations and memberships

  • Society of Asian Lawyers
  • International Bar Association

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