Shaheen Rahman enjoys a diverse practice that is well balanced between Claimant and Defendant work. She has broad experience of advocacy and advisory work in public and private law litigation, with particular expertise in Clinical Negligence, Public and Administrative law and Professional Disciplinary matters.
Shaheen is ranked as a leader in Administrative & Public Law, Civil Liberties and Clinical Negligence.
Administrative & Public Law
"Shaheen Rahman "has got a very good feel for what the client wants, and is very good at determining the best way forward." Those that use her find her to be "an extremely good and very robust advocate."" (Chambers and Partners 2013)
"Shaheen Rahman is renowned for her combined public law and clinical negligence practice. Sources speak highly of this "user-friendly, bright and collaborative" lawyer, whilst clients are nothing but impressed with her "tenacious and passionate advocacy." (Chambers and Partners 2012)
"Shaheen Rahman comes highly recommended for complex, politically sensitive matters. "She does a robust and detailed job and is recognised for getting the bit between her teeth without being over-zealous," report solicitors. Noted for her forensic skills, she is a client favourite as she is "very personable and approachable". (Chambers and Partners 2009)
"wins plaudits for Treacher, the first disabilities judicial review relating to prisons" (Legal 500, 2008)
"Rising star Shaheen Rahman really understands how public and private law works. An enthusiastic junior, she is said to punch well above her weight, read the papers thoroughly and come up with great ideas." (Chambers and Partners 2008)
"Shaheen Rahman acts as a Special Advocate in terrorism-related cases, and also handles a number of matters relating to discrimination and prisoners' rights. Observers remark that "she is approachable, utterly reliable, and always takes the big view."" (Chambers and Partners 2013)
"Shaheen Rahman is singled out for her expertise in prisoner healthcare cases. Recent matters for her include a case alleging breaches under the Human Rights and Disability Discrimination Act alleging failure to provide for a deaf prisoner. She also appeared as a special advocate in a control order case". (Chambers and Partners 2012).
"Shaheen Rahman gets right to the core of the issue, doing a precise and thorough job without being overly zealous. Prison law and health care are particular areas of specialization for her, and she recently acted for a severely disabled prisoner in both a judicial review and a linked damages claim regarding inhuman prison conditions." (Chambers and Partners 2009)
"Shaheen Rahman, who is highly experienced on both the claimant and defence side. Her claimant work has developed to include gynaecological and oncological cases as well as those involving vulnerable parties." (Chambers and Partners 2013)
"Shaheen Rahman has a practice which encompasses high-quality defence and claimant instructions. She is able to quickly master a lot of detail." (Chambers and Partners 2012)
"impresses observers as a "clear-thinking, tenacious advocate" who has been involved in heavyweight cerebral palsy matters." (Chambers and Partners 2009)
"Shaheen Rahman is noted for her holistic approach to cases. Her thorough preparation, intelligence and "gentle professional style" are of great value when defending clients in sensitive professional discipline cases." (Chambers and Partners 2013)
"He is well thought of as is Shaheen Rahman, who "always strikes the right balance." Those instructing her like that she is "forceful when necessary but always sensitive to the nature of the case." (Chambers and Partners 2012)
Co-writer of Chapter on Settlement in Powers & Harris on Clinical Negligence
Split Costs Orders  Judicial Review 149
Attorney General's Panel of Special Advocates since 2005
Significant cases include the following
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Yanah v GMC  LS Law Med 143 Appeared for the doctor in one of the first high court appeals from the GMC's Fitness to Practise Panel. The panel was held to have erred in ignoring its specialist advisor and in failing to give adequate reasons
R (Watson) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  Instructed on behalf of the Claimant in a challenge to the decision to refuse a serving prisoner treatment for gender dysphoria.
R (Treacher) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  Judicial review on behalf of disabled prisoner with related claims for damages under the Human Rights Act and Disability Discrimination Act.
G v Central and North West London Mental Health NHS Trust  Acting for the Defendant in a long running clinical negligence case with a difficult mental health dimension arising from the attempted suicide of the Claimant.
McGinn v Mid-Essex Hospitals NHS Trust  Acting for the Claimant in high value celebral palsy with complex causation arguments.
R (Buckley) v The Attorney General for Saint Helena (2006)
Acting for the Claimant in a successful challenge, on grounds of delay, to a decision to postpone determination of an application to sell a historic building where Napoleon was once imprisoned, pending the formulation of St. Helena's long-term tourism policy.
Currently instructed in a number of cases as a special advocate.
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