Sharalee Gittens was educated at the University of the West of England, Bristol where she pursued a four year Bachelor of Laws degree in Law with Spanish, during which time she spent six months in the Law Faculty of the University of Seville and two months in the Malaga office of one of Spain's leading commercial law firms Larrauri Y Lopez Ante. She also received her professional legal training in Bristol, England, where she undertook the Bar Vocational Course and was subsequently called to the Bar of England and Wales in July 2009. Sharalee commenced her career working at Chancery Chambers from May 2010. Although working in a variety of fields, Sharalee has focused her work in the ambit of Commercial & Corporate Law, Ship Financing and Labour Law providing legal opinions and drafting financial and security documents for various commercial transactions. Some of her assignments have included transactions concerning groups of Barbadian and International Shipping companies and providing legal advice on transactions involving the acquisition of interests in groups of Caribbean and International entities. Sharalee also has experience in drafting mortgage and other security documents relating to shipping and commercial law as well as providing legal opinions on the enforceability in Barbados of transaction documents deemed to be governed by the laws of foreign jurisdictions. Sharalee, a Barbadian national who uses English as a first language is fluent in Spanish and also speaks basic French. She took up membership in the Barbados Bar Association in June 2011 and is due to take up membership at the Trinidad and Tobago Bar Association in the latter end of 2011.