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Practice Areas

Shakil specialises in chancery/commercial law with a particular emphasis on company, insolvency and partnership litigation. He has significant experience in dealing with all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency including claims for the recovery of corporate assets and misfeasance and acting for HMRC. His company law practice includes claims arising from breach of directors' duties, derivative claims and shareholders' disputes. Shakil handles all types of partnership disputes, including preliminary disputes as to the existence, constitution and dissolution of partnerships, post dissolution accounts and inquiries and partnership retirements and evictions. He is also regularly instructed in a broad range of contractual and commercial disputes and has particular experience of claims arising from the sale and supply of goods and services and the enforcement of guarantees and other securities.

Shakil has also established a niche practice in public and administrative law and has significant experience in judicial review proceedings involving the application and interpretation of EU directives and challenges to primary and secondary legislation.


Called (Lincoln's Inn) 1999

Recorder (Crime)

Recorder (Civil)

Deputy Upper Tribunal Judge (Administrative Appeals Chamber)

Deputy Upper Tribunal Judge (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)

Welsh Government's Panel of Counsel (A Panel)

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association;

Midlands Commercial and Chancery Bar Association


LLB University of Birmingham

LLM (Corporate and Commercial Law) The London School of Economics (Distinction)