Esther Sheppard

Barrister | Called 2022

Danae Larham


Prior to joining Cornwall Street Barristers Esther successfully completed pupillage with the Government Legal Department, spending her first six months in the Immigration team where she represented the Home Office defending challenges by Judicial Review. Her second six months was spent on secondment to No5 Chambers, where among other areas of law, she gained experience of personal injury, clinical negligence and fraud.

She has worked as a money adviser for Citizen (Housing Association) representing tenants in Welfare Benefit Tribunals, and spent time volunteering for Citizens Advice Bureau as a General Adviser and a Debt Caseworker.

 Education and awards:

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), The Open University (First Class)
  • Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law, Bloomsbury (Competent)

Esther’s expertise

Civil Law

Esther has a growing Civil Law practice following completion of her pupillage in October 2022 with the Government Legal Department. During pupillage she was seconded to No5 Chambers where she gained experience in Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Fraud.

Prior to completing pupillage, Esther gained experience in Landlord and Tenant matters and represented clients in the Welfare Benefit Tribunals.

She is available for instruction on small claims and fast-track matters that involve both personal injury or RTA, Landlord and Tenant matters and general contractual claims.


“It’s a long time since I’ve had such an engaged, helpful and wise pupil. She was an absolute delight. Positively invaluable on Friday when it all got rather unpleasant. Both solicitors thought she was wonderful. I cannot recommend her highly enough” – Gareth Compton, senior PI Barrister, No5 Chambers.


Lord Denning Scholarship, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn