Shah Qureshi Becomes Law Fellow At The University Of East London
Irwin Mitchell employment partner, Shah Qureshi, has been awarded an honorary Fellowship in Law by the University of East London for his work in landmark discrimination and whistleblowing cases.
Shah, who is Head of the Employment and Professional Discipline team at Irwin Mitchell in London, will as part of the role provide mentoring and careers advice support to the university and its students.
Expert Opinion"Receiving this award is a great honour and becoming an honorary Fellow in Law is something I’m very proud of. In addition to expressing my gratitude to the University of East London, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone I’ve represented over the years who have bravely reported discriminatory behaviour or a wrongdoing by their employer. It is important that victims continue to voice their concerns without fear of repercussions and are able to achieve justice.” Shah Qureshi - Partner
Shah specialises in all areas of employment law, discrimination law and professional discipline.
He is a recognised leader in representing executives and professionals in both contentious and non-contentious employment related legal work. He has also developed a very strong reputation in pursuing successful discrimination and whistleblowing cases against large corporations and public bodies.
He was received the Fellowship from the University of East London for his ground breaking work in some of the UK’s leading employment and discrimination cases including Nicholson v Grainger PLC which established the legal test for beliefs that are protected by the Equality Act and confirmed a belief in climate change is worthy of protection under equality law.
Shah also acted for six high court judges in a successful age discrimination case brought against the Ministry of Justice and is currently representing a Learning Support Teacher and mother of a girl with Downs Syndrome in a disability discrimination and whistleblowing claim against a local authority.
Earlier this year, Shah won a prestigious ‘Legal Achievement’ prize at the annual British Muslim Awards 2022