Shakira graduated as a law student from Birkbeck, University of London and completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at The University of Law, followed by the Professional Skills Course (PSC) in London.
She completed her training contract at ISOLAS LLP, whilst undertaking the Professional Certificate of Competence in Gibraltar Law.
Shakira was approved, admitted, and enrolled as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Gibraltar in November 2023, and is a dual qualified solicitor of England & Wales and Gibraltar. Shakira’s practice sees her working alongside Partner Jonathan Garcia, assisting the team on Fintech and Funds & Investment matters.
Before joining ISOLAS, Shakira worked as a criminal, fraud and civil defence Solicitor at Bark&Co. a London law firm based in the heart of the City of London where she was involved in defending allegations brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and fraud-related criminal & civil charges in London.
ISOLAS LLP CEO Marcus Killick said:
“As a trainee Shakira was already a great asset to the team and an exemplary lawyer. I am delighted to welcome her into the team in an associate capacity, and very much look forward to seeing her progress as part of the ISOLAS team.”
Shakira added : “After successfully completing my training contract at ISOLAS, I am delighted to join the firm as an associate, and I look forward to furthering my career and practice within the firm delivering top-tier, legal services to our clients. I would like to extend my thanks to everyone at ISOLAS for their continued guidance, encouragement, and support.”