Call: 2011 (Middle Temple)
Education: BA (Hons) Law, Development Studies & Arabic
Associations: Personal Injury Bar Association, Family Law Bar Association

Practice Areas: ImmigrationFamilyCivil – Credit Hire | Personal Injury

Shabinah is an experienced county court advocate and litigator and known for her straight-talking no-nonsense approach as well as being approachable to both her lay and professional clients. She is committed to delivering an excellent service to every client by supplying prompt, pragmatic paperwork as well as providing fearless advocacy. Where required Shabinah has experience of successfully navigating away from court action with the use of her negotiation and mediation skills, however, where matters result to trial her clients are well prepared as Shabinah adopts a commercial and economical approach to costs.

Shabinah is willing and able to attend court during the Covid-19 crisis in order to represent clients for whom remote hearings are not suitable or appropriate.

Personal Injury

Shabinah represents both Claimants and Defendants in small claims, fast-track trials and interim applications. She provides written advice and representation across a wide variety of personal injury matters including:

  • Road traffic accidents including credit hire claims 
  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
  • Stage 3 Hearings 
  • Occupiers Liability
  • Public Liability Claims 

General Civil

As a well-rounded advocate Shabinah has experience in dealing with other general civil matters including:  

  • Contractual Disputes
  • Lease Interpretations
  • Commercial Forfeiture
  • Landlord and Tenant including possession hearings 
  • Licensing
  • Debt Recovery 
  • Return of Goods
  • Insolvency 
  • Winding up Petitions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Statutory Demands 

Immigration & Asylum

Shabinah has experience in dealing with the following:

  • Entry Clearance applications/appeals;
  • Human Rights applications/appeals;
  • Applications for indefinite leave to remain;
  • Cases concerning EEA nationals and/or the family members of EEA nationals;
  • Asylum Appeals
  • Deportation hearings
  • Bail hearings

Family Law

Shabinah is developing her family law practice and has experience in representing applicants and respondents at all stages, from FHDRA, interim contested hearings, finding of fact hearings and final hearings under the Children Act 1987 and applications under the Family Law Act 1996 including:

  • Child Arrangement Order
  • Prohibited Steps Order
  • Specific Issue Orders 
  • Non-Molestation Order
  • Occupation Order 

Languages

Shabinah speaks the following languages:

  • Gujarati
  • Kutchi 
  • Arabic 

Public Access

A member of the public may instruct Shabinah directly to act on their behalf, rather than by going through another person such as a solicitor. 

Interests

Away from the Bar Shabinah loves the outdoors and enjoys outdoor swimming, barefoot running, foreign film, craft beer, dark chocolate and cooking biryani.