Shahnaaz was admitted to the Johannesburg Bar in December 2019.
Before her call to the bar, Shahnaaz practiced as an attorney for over 15 years, specialising in employment law. She started off as an associate for various judges in the Labour Court before entering practice at a specialised employment law firm. Shahnaaz spent some time as an employment law manager at Deloitte in a consultancy space before re-entering mainstream legal practice as an attorney.
Shahnaaz holds a B.Proc and LLB from Wits and an LLM in Corporate Law. She also has Higher Diplomas in Labour Law and Financial Planning and a Certificate in Pension Law. Her preferred areas of practice include employment law, pension law, immigration law, commercial law and general litigation.