Shaheed Fatima is a barrister in the Blackstone Chambers, a practice headed by Charles Flint and Presley Baxendale, and which includes Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC. She graduated with a first class LLB from the University of Glasgow and her other qualifications include the BCL from Oxford. She has an LLM from Harvard where she was the Kennedy Scholar and Gammon Fellow. At Blackstone Chambers she has gained a wide range of experience in the commercial, media, employment, EC, human rights and public law fields. Shaheed Fatima is an up and coming expert in a variety of fields.
Shaheed Fatima is a Retained Lecturer in Contract Law (Michaelmas and Trinity Terms, 2003/4) at Pembroke College, Oxford. During 1998-1999 Shaheed taught contract law at Pembroke College, Oxford and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. She completed a three-month internship working for the Office of the Legal Advisor, NATO HQ, Brussels in 2001.
Shaheed has contributed to Goode, Commercial Law (forthcoming 2003), acted as research assistant for North and Fawcett, Cheshire and North’s Private International Law (1999) and for Crawford, Private International Law in Scotland (1998). She has given papers on Copyright issues on the Internet (at the International Conference on Literature and the Internet – Sorbonne University, Paris IV, March 2002 and at the ?British and Irish Legal Education Technology Association Conference – University of Warwick, April 2000). She has written on Shaheed has also written on the application of international law in domestic proceedings in the journal ‘Judicial Review’ . She was also admitted to the New York Bar in July 2002.
In December 2007, Shaheed Fatima receved the Human Rights Lawyer of the Year award – it was handed to he by the Director of the human rights body, Justice, Roger Smith. The citation noted her “remarkable work, often on a pro bonon basis. For her brilliant analysis, consistent arguments and commitment in debating human rights cases before both the British and the European courts”.