Shahin Ismail
Year of call: 1993

Shahin has dual practice status, which means she combines her chambers practice with her public sector in-house roles through LGSS Law Ltd, as Monitoring Officer for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Authority and as Head of Legal at South Kesteven District Council.


Areas of Practice

Public Law: All aspects of public law, including judicial review, education and employment law.

Shahin represents schools and local authorities , including cases before the SEND Tribunal, and advising on school admissions, terms and conditions of employment and teaching performance standards.

Shahin also has a growing judicial review practice.

Employment Law: Shahin deals with contentious employment cases of all types, including whistleblowing, discrimination and unfair dismissal; non-contentious advice regarding TUPE, employment & service contracts, restrictive covenants, and on HR policies and  practices.


Her Work

Shahin welcomes instructions direct from all tiers of local government, from County Councils, to district, borough, parish & town councils and schools and academies. Shahin’s experiences as an in-house lawyer and strategic adviser make her particularly well qualified to address issues in cases involving claims by or against public bodies, as well as advising in cases with a public sector element. Shahin understands the pathology of the public sector and how it works.


What others say

"Recommended for a range of employment matters": Legal 500 2019

"Recommended for contentious employment cases, including whistleblowing": Legal 500 2017

“The case was a challenging and complex one, involving a teacher who was also the Trade Union representative for the region. Shahin’s sound advice was exceptional and reassuring 

J Herriman, Head, The Duston School

"Shahin’s calm, dignified manner, intelligent thinking and sharp, decisive action helped resolve difficult issues.  Her advice and guidance was always timely, immaculate and sensible.’ 

 Mel Collins, Assistant Director of Children’s Services, Peterborough City Council



LLB: Birmingham Languages: Fluent in Gujarati & Hindi

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