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Shula is an experienced criminal solicitor who joined Russell Jones & Walker, now Slater and Gordon Lawyers, in 2001 as a paralegal, training with the firm and qualifying in 2006. She undertook her legal studies on a part time evening basis at Westminster University achieving a 2:1 law degree and a distinction in her Legal Practice Course. Shula is currently a Solicitor within our Business Crime & Regulation department.
In Chambers & Partners 2014 Shula is ranked in Fraud: Criminal as a Star Associate. "Shula de Jersey has an excellent reputation in the field of white-collar defence. Clients identify her as a "very approachable" and "very understanding" associate who "instils confidence".
Chambers & Partners 2013 reports that Key Individual "Shula de Jersey impressed interviewees with her "grasp of the issues" and her "sympathetic handling of situations."
Chambers & Partners 2012 praise Shula's 'common sense, down to earth and efficient work style'.
Shula is the former Chairman of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association, a member of the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL), Health & Safety Lawyers Association and the London Criminal CourtsSolicitors Association.
Shula has had articles published in publications including The Lawyer, Legal Week, In-House Lawyer and Telegraph Online and has lectured on Corporate Manslaughter legislation. Alongside this Shula is a Consultant Editor for Lloyds Law Financial Crime Reports.
Business Crime & Regulation
Shula has experience representing clients in all areas of white collar crime including fraud, money laundering and corruption. She specialises in representing individuals in complex and serious fraud proceedings, health and safety and corporate manslaughter investigations.
Together with Rod Fletcher, she successfully represented a defendant in a pharmaceutical price-fixing case. The case was the largest ever SFO prosecution to date which collapsed in December 2008 following a six year investigation. Shula was also a key member of the team that represented a defendant charged with manslaughter and health and safety offences following the Hatfield train derailment. The client was acquitted of all charges.
Recently she successfully defended a Money Laundering Reporting Officer who faced prosecution for failing to report in connection with a multi-million pound MTIC fraud and a client who faced money laundering allegations arising from a £3m property investment fraud. She is currently engaged representing clients in relation to numerous SFO investigations/prosecutions including a high profile corruption inquiry, an alleged online ticket fraud and proceedings relating to the collapse of the AIM listed company Langbar International.
Other recent matters include representing a director facing fraudulent trading allegations; a defendant in an alleged fraud against a primary care trust; advising a union in relation to health and safety policies and advising employees of a Council in relation to a health and safety investigation.