Shaiba was called to the Bar in 1998 and his practice covers all aspects of commercial chancery litigation, with a particular emphasis on property disputes (both real property and all aspects of landlord and tenant). He also regularly undertakes work in the fields of insolvency and commercial disputes generally. He has a particular interest in the law of restitution. He undertakes litigation in the High Court, County Court, Leasehold Valuation Tribunal and Lands Tribunal. Shaiba is identified as a leading junior in recent editions of the legal directories.
The "bright and practical" Shaiba Ilyas is a lawyer who is "tenacious in court and very good with clients in conference"
(Chambers UK 2013)
Shaiba Ilyas is "very pleasant to work with," and "a particularly good option for difficult clients due to his disarming approach." He has represented Tottenham Hotspur in obtaining possession of premises and on advisory matters in relation to the possible relocation of the stadium.
(Chambers & Partners 2012)
Shaiba Ilyas is "extremely good with difficult clients"
(Legal 500, 2010)
"Proficient and hard-working junior" Shaiba Ilyas...
(Chambers & Partners 2010)
Shaiba Ilyas "strips a case down to its component parts before heading into court"
(Chambers & Partners 2009)
Shaiba Ilyas is rated highly by all that come into contact with him. "He is good news for the profession" and is a specialist in leasehold enfranchisement cases.
(Chambers & Partners 2008)
…the "bright and practical" Shaiba Ilyas goes the extra mile for his clients. (Chambers & Partners 2007)
Shaiba Ilyas was also recommended as “personable and sensible”. Interviewees noted that “clients love him.”
(Chambers & Partners)
Shaiba Ilyas is felt to be an “approachable, practical and helpful” young barrister who “establishes an excellent relationship with clients”.
(Chambers & Partners)
Areas of Emphasis
Property – all aspects, including boundary disputes, easements, covenants, disputes concerning beneficial ownership, rectification, mortgages/ charges
Landlord and Tenant – all aspects of residential and commercial leases, including enfranchisement, service charge disputes and right to manage applications. Often undertakes work for housing associations, including applications for injunctions under the HA 1996/anti-social behaviour orders
Insolvency – all aspects of both corporate and individual, including administrations, validation orders, disputed debts and insolvency appeals generally
Commercial – contractual disputes generally, including sale of goods, finance and also consumer credit. Litigation for and against banks involving securities, mortgages and guarantees
Company – directors’ duties, shareholder disputes and directors’ disqualification work
Career & Associations
LL.B (First Class Honours)
LL.M (Corporate and Commercial Law) (Merit) King’s College, London
Member of the Property Bar Association
Member of the Chancery Bar Association
Member of the Social Housing Association
Sits as Clerk to the Panel of ICSTIS (Independent Committee for the Supervision of Standards of Telephone Information Services)
Contributor to The Landlord and Tenant Factbook, Sweet & Maxwell
Contributor to the Enterprise Chambers Annotated Guide to Insolvency Legislation and Practice