Shibil Siddiqi started at NLS in 2003 as a Community Legal Worker. After completing his articles of clerkship with NLS and being called to the bar, he has stayed on as a lawyer and notary public. His practice includes residential tenancies and co-operative housing law, human rights law, employment law and administrative law, and he has a strong interest in Charter issues.
Shibil has represented clients before administrative tribunals, Small Claims, Superior and Divisional Courts, and he worked on the Right to Housing case at the Ontario Court of Appeal. Shibil also serves on the Landlord & Tenant Board's Practice Advisory Committee, an appointed stakeholder body that advises the Board with respect to practice, policy, and service issues. He frequently delivers legal education sessions for legal professionals, members of the public, and community agencies, and has been a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.
Shibil has spent time in Afghanistan where he worked with the Afghan Parliament, and helped set up a legal aid clinic in Kabul. He is a Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Power and Politics at Trent University, and he enjoys reading and writing about law, politics and international relations.
Shibil received his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) with honours from the University of Warwick (UK), and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Toronto, where he specialized in international human rights law. He is a member of Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights, the Advocates Society, the Law Union of Ontario, and the South Asian Bar Association.