Shahin has 15 years’ experience as an in-house lawyer in the public sector. Shahin joined Fenners Chambers in 2012, following a number of high profile roles in the public sector.
Shahin understands the political and financial landscape inside the public sector, and works closely with a range of public sector clients, on an in house basis via LGSS Law Ltd, a law firm owned wholly by the public sector. Shahin is the obvious choice for those who provide and those who receive public services.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Education: representing local authorities and parents in the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Tribunal; advising schools, academies and academy sponsors on school admissions, admission appeals, teachers’ terms and conditions of employment, teachers’ performance and all aspects of employment law affecting teachers and support staff.
Governance: advising on constitutional and vires issues; investigating Code of Conduct complaints against councillors and senior officers; dealing with senior executive departures and settlement agreements.
Shahin welcomes instructions direct from all tiers of local government, from County Councils, to district, borough, parish and town councils.