Shifa Shaikh

Shifa Shaikh is an Associate in the Carbone Lawyers Class Actions team. She works across all our four class actions, including:

  1. Agnello v Heritage Care Pty Ltd (Epping Gardens Class Action)
  2. Fotiadis v St. Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Victoria (St. Basil’s Class Action)
  3. Fenton v Monsanto Australia Pty Ltd (Roundup Class Action)
  4.  Lewis v Philips Electronics Australia Limited & anor (Philips CPAP Class Action)

Prior to joining Carbone Lawyers, Shifa held roles in employment law, family law, and commercial litigation, and worked with human rights barrister Dr. Julian Burnside AO QC on his pro bono refugee matters and humanitarian class actions.

Shifa graduated with Distinction from Deakin Law School on the Vice Chancellor’s Meritorious Scholarship. She is currently pursuing a Master of Law (by Research) degree on scholarship at Swinburne University, focusing on Australia’s treatment of crimes against humanity in her thesis.

Shifa has a strong passion for enabling access to justice for all, and actively engages with the culturally and linguistically diverse local community. Her additional languages include fluent Urdu and Hindi, and conversational Gujarati and French.