Shehnaz read law at the London School of Economics and Political Science under a full scholarship from the LSE. She was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2003 and has been a Partner of the firm since 2013.
Shehnaz is highly regarded for both her courtroom advocacy and her legal drafting skills. Her robust practice of 2 decades as an advocate and solicitor has given her a solid reputation in litigation and dispute resolution, amongst judges, peers, and clients alike. She acts as lead counsel conducting trials and applications in the High Court, as well as appeals in the appellate courts. She is a comprehensive solution provider, whose practice includes non-contentious advisory work, pre-litigation / pre- arbitration management of disputes, and hands-on conduct of legal / arbitral proceedings from start to finish. Shehnaz is a consummate trial lawyer who believes that litigation is the last resort. In her experience, she has learned that more often than not, disputes can be resolved amicably and cost-effectively; should the dispute culminate in the courtroom or before a tribunal, however, you would want her on your side. She leads a team of talented, dedicated lawyers in her Corporate / Commercial Practice Group and Construction Practice Group, all of whom share her ethos and approach to dispute resolution. She practices with heart, integrity, and gusto.
Shehnaz is a member of the faculty of trainers in the Bar Council’s Advocacy Training Course (ATC), which is a full weekend course held several times a year in a real courtroom setting that teaches advocacy skills to lawyers at various stages of their practice. The ATC’s primary objective is to improve the standards of advocacy and produce better advocates. The Malaysian Bar Council is an affiliate member of the International Advocacy Training Council (IATC), and Shehnaz has had the privilege of being invited to train in East Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. She has been a trainer since 2016 and trains regularly with her local faculty comprising fellow members of the Malaysian Bar, members of the Malaysian judiciary, as well as invited lawyers and judges from common law jurisdictions (UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa).
Shehnaz speaks English, Bahasa Malaysia, French, and German