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Practice Manager
Maria Rushworth
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Shysta Habib

  • Year of call: 2002



Top Ranked by Chambers & Partners 2013:
Shysta Habib focuses her practice on civil litigation, personal injury and Islamic banking and finance.

Chambers & Partners 2012:
Shysta Habib is "articulate, friendly and assertive".  Her "enthusiasm and gift of the personal touch set her apart from others".  She has "a knack for presenting a good argument and knows when not to over-egg the pudding", say those that use her.


  • Junior Counsel to the Crown since 2006 (C Panel) and appears on the Attorney General List of Prosecution Advocates for HM Customs, Inland Revenue and the Department of Trade & Industry.

During her Graduate Diploma in Law and Bar exams, Shysta was awarded the Sir Thomas Moore Scholarship from the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn.  She was awarded a distinction for outstanding results in the Diploma in Law.  In addition she obtained a distinction in a Diploma in Islamic Cultural Studies and Urdu.

Within her practice, Shysta specialises in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation.  She is also one of the few barristers in the country to advise on Islamic Banking and Finance.  Shysta has a growing international client base and is licensed to accept instructions for advocacy work in the English Courts.  In 2010 Shysta was the only barrister from Manchester selected to join the Bar Council's International Business Development Mission to Abu Dhabi, Oman and Qatar.

Shysta is fluent in Punjabi and Urdu and has intermediate (ILR-2) level Arabic.  She is happy to conduct conferences in these languages.

Lecture Experience:

Shysta provides seminars and lectures to solicitors and insurers and is happy to do so in-house.

Reported Cases

Professional Memberships & Publications

  • Member of the Institute of Islamic Banking & Insurance (IIBI)
  • Association of Muslim Lawyers
  • Member of PIBA
  • Member of Lincoln's Inn