Shadia is a solicitor in the Employment Department. She advises both employer and employee clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues, including settlement agreements, discrimination and victimisation claims, and collective redundancies.
Shadia has recently been seconded to a public body where she advises on employee-specific issues, legal obligations and best practice in the wake of specific socio-political developments (i.e. workplace harassment scandals and non-disclosure agreements), as well as wider restructuring of the organisation’s workforce.

Shadia is fluent in French and Italian and also speaks conversational Danish and Arabic.

Examples of Recent Work

  • Drafting and advising on employment contracts and policies;
  • Advising and negotiating settlement agreements on behalf of both employers and employees;
  • Advising on redundancy processes, contractual entitlements to enhanced redundancy and collective consultation requirements;
  • Assisting in defending employment tribunal claims for discrimination; victimisation and unfair dismissal;
  • Advising employers on responding to data subject access requests.

Qualifications and Career

  • McGill University, BA Economics and Political Science (Hons), 2007
  • McGill University, Masters in Political Science, 2010
  • Programme Officer, Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network, 2011-2014
  • The University of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2015
  • The University of Law, Legal Practice Course, 2016
  • Trainee Solicitor, Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2016-2018
  • Admitted as a solicitor in September 2018

Pro Bono, Memberships and Appointments

  • Trustee of Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture
  • ELA Member