Shaheen Rahman QC has a diverse practice with particular expertise in the areas of Clinical Negligence, Inquests, Public Law, Human Rights and Professional Discipline. She has been recognised by the directories as a leader in multiple practice areas for many years and described as “seamlessly switches from being very calm and reassuring with clients to extremely powerful in court. She is a brilliant and extremely committed advocate” by Chambers & Partners 2021 and “cannot praise her highly enough. She is brilliant and clever, and her skill as an advocate is inspiring to watch.’by Legal 500 2021.

She undertakes a broad range of public law work with an emphasis on Prisons, Healthcare, Public Consultations and Religious Discrimination. She is an experienced Special Advocate, appearing in many of the leading terrorism cases.

Shaheen is instructed by Claimants and Defendants in high value, sensitive and complex clinical negligence cases including catastrophic brain injury, severe obstetric and surgical injury cases. She represents families and healthcare providers at inquests, particularly Article 2 and jury inquests concerning detained patients, the elderly and infant deaths.

She has extensive experience of professional disciplinary matters, appearing for doctors, dentists, and other healthcare providers before their regulators and in associated appeals, judicial reviews, internal disciplinary matters and MHPS hearings.

In addition, Shaheen is on the Editorial Team for the 1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review (QMLR), has written for Judicial Review and contributed a chapter in the UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 9 (2019). Listen to Shaheen discuss Samira Ahmed’s case concerning BBC Pay Discrimination on our podcast Law Pod UK  here.


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