Jasmin joined the Family Team at Cobden House Chambers in May 2021.
Jasmin has an expanding family law practice with a particular focus on private law proceedings and Family Law Act proceedings. She also accepts instructions in public law proceedings and financial remedy proceedings.
Within private law proceedings and Family Law Act proceedings, Jasmin has experience of dealing with:
- section 8 orders (child arrangement orders, prohibited steps orders and specific issue orders);
- serious allegations of domestic abuse, fabricated sexual abuse, substance misuse and parental alienation, and
- applications pursuant to the Family Law Act 1996 (non-molestation orders and occupation orders).
She is regularly instructed by applicants and respondents at initial direction hearings and multi-day fact-finding hearings, through to contested final hearings.
Jasmin is experienced in representing clients who require the assistance of an interpreter and those who are vulnerable, due to mental ill-health or issues arising from their previous and current circumstances. She also has experience of taking instructions from the Official Solicitor, for the purposes of acting on behalf of clients who lack capacity. Jasmin has been praised by several of her lay clients for her composed manner at court and considers that her personable, yet professional approach is well-suited to vulnerable clients.
Jasmin accepts instructions on a private and publicly funded basis.
Prior to joining Cobden House Chambers, Jasmin was a member of a Civil and Family Team at a Chambers on the Midland Circuit, where she successfully completed her pupillage under the supervision of Deputy District Judge Carter.
Prior to undertaking pupillage, Jasmin worked as a serious injury paralegal at the largest ‘full service’ law firm in the UK. She handled and assisted on multi track cases of the utmost severity, concerning brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopaedic injuries and pain conditions, namely Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. The vast majority of cases reached a six-figure settlement sum. She also managed claims against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) under the CICA Scheme 2012. Jasmin also worked as a county court advocate on the Northern and Midland Circuit.
Jasmin studied Law at The University of Manchester and graduated with First-Class Honours, scoring in the top 10% of her academic year group. Further, she completed the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at Manchester Metropolitan University and was awarded a BPTC Scholarship based on her achievements, interests and experience. She was called to the Bar in 2014 by The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.
“I have been represented today by Jasmin Shingler. Throughout the whole process Jasmin was very professional and spoke in a very polite professional manner. She talked me through the whole process with excellent detail and great confidence. I would like to take this opportunity to kindly thank Jasmin for representing me and getting the outcome she did.” Private law client, December 2020
“Jasmin was brilliant…I found her to be honest, empathetic and very dignified in her approach.” Contested private law client, February 2020
Manchester Metropolitan University, BPTC – Very Competent
The University of Manchester, LLB – First Class Honours
The Honourable Society of Middle Temple – Awarded one of three prizes on the Pupil Advocacy Course
MMU - BPTC Scholarship