Work Department

Litigation, Legal Advisory, Dispute Resolution




Shabbir Shah a graduate from the university of Manchester UK, has the honor of being called to the Bar by the Hon`ble Society of Lincolns Inn at the early age of 21. During his LL.B (Hon`s) he was awarded a distinction for intense research and findings on Machiavellian theories in his book, "The Prince".

Mr.Shah, now a partner at HPLA joined the chambers in late 2009 and since then has been a regular practitioner at the High courts particularly at the principal seat of Karachi. Having remained closely associated with Mr.Pirzada at the early stage of his career, Mr.Shah had developed keen interest in the study of Constitutional and administrative law. As a result of continued practice in matters involving intricate questions of law and interpretation of the Constitution, Mr.Shah has developed a fair understanding in the field of "Statutory Interpretation". Amongst his reported judgments, two of the landmark cases pertaining to Establishment of Local Government System "Reported as 2013 CLC 1420" and Election Disputes " Reported as 2014 CLC 1420" have resulted in significant development of the law in the said field.

His additional areas of practice include arbitration, civil and commercial litigation arising out of disputes relating to property (both intellectual and Real), banking and finance, contracts and employment matters. Aside from his private clientele, Mr.Shah represents both the Federal as well as provincial Governments and some of the institutions owned by them including Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, Sindh Building Control Authority, Sindh Solid Waste Management Board and Trading Corporation of Pakistan.

In terms of corporate work, he renders legal services in respect of commercial agreements, mergers and acquisitions, scrutiny and due diligence of documents. In this context, it may also be relevant to cite that his professional services have often been engaged by the Provincial Government of Sindh from time to time for initial drafting and review of legislation as well as Public Private Partnership Agreements entered into by the Government owned institutions.


English, Urdu, Sindhi


Karachi Bar Association
Sindh Bar Association
Sindh High Court Bar Association


University of Manchester
Inns of Court School of Law