Barbara Placido

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Qualified Solicitor (2016)
Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School
Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School
Ph. D in Social Anthropology, Cambridge University
B.A. (Hons), M.A. (Hons) in Social Anthropology, Cambridge University (2:1)
Fluent in Italian


Barbara joined Shelley & Co in April 2016, as a newly qualified solicitor, after completing her training with Adams Harrison solicitors where she specialised in commercial property, family, employment and criminal law.

She has a strong academic background, graduating with an BA (Hons) and a PhD in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University. She subsequently worked for a number of years as a Lecturer in Anthropology at the London School of Economics. After leaving academia, she worked as a journalist, translator and Citizens Advice Bureau Adviser, as well as serving for four years as a school governor. In 2009, she decided to embark on a legal career. Between 2009 and 2011, she studied part-time for the GDL with BPP in London, before continuing with the LPC and beginning her training with Adams Harrison in March 2013.