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Shazia
Akhtar

Year of call: 2001

Introduction

Shazia practises in public and administrative law - including education law, discrimination, community care and human rights. Her practice also includes commercial work such as contractual disputes, property, and procurement matters. She has a diverse practice, acting for local authorities; public bodies; NGOs; commercial organisations and individuals. She has been consistently ranked as a leading junior by the Legal 500. Shazia is also a qualified mediator (ADR Group).

Where appropriate Shazia is happy to receive instructions on a direct access basis.

From 2012-2017 Shazia was based in Geneva and has now returned to London. Shazia continues to work internationally and for UK based clients.

Qualifications

  • Bsoc.Sc, University of Manchester
  • Dip Law
  • BVC
  • Benefactor’s Scholar of the Middle Temple
  • Mediator (ADR Group)

Professional associations

  • Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Education Law Association
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association
  • Young International Arbitration Group

Publications and training

  • Contributor to Lexis Nexis Q&A and Practice Notes on local government and education matters.
  • Provides training to local authorities, schools, NGO’s and lawyers in relation to the Equality Act obligations, ‘Prevent’ guidance and education matters.
  • Former contributing editor of Education Law Monitor.