Hannah Shaikh

Hannah Shaikh

B.Comm. (Hons), J.D.

phone: (416) 533-0040, ext. 226

Hannah is a Junior Associate at the firm. Prior to joining bakerlaw, Hannah worked at the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, and with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. She has experience in human rights litigation from both the Applicant’s and the Respondent’s perspective which has helped her develop her strategic advocacy skills. She also has experience in a variety of public interest litigation work including Coroner’s Inquests, habeas corpus applications and police disciplinary prosecutions.

She attended Osgoode Hall Law School, where she was actively involved in social justice legal and advocacy work. She volunteered at a community legal clinic and as a pro bono student working on litigation files and raising funds and awareness of access to justice in Ontario. Hannah is particularly interested in international human rights advocacy and has conducted legal research on a number of international human rights issues. She also worked as a legal intern in Trinidad and Tobago, at a UNICEF affiliated regional hub for children’s rights advocacy. Hannah was selected as an oralist for the Julius Isaac Alexander Diversity Moot and won the award for “Best Factum” on an issue dealing with institutional racism and promoting equity in the legal profession.

Prior to law school, she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in International Management from the University of Ottawa, and worked at a variety of government and private corporate offices.

In her spare time, Hannah sits on the Board of Directors of Shelter Movers Toronto Inc, an organization that provides moving and storage services to women and children experiencing domestic violence. She serves as the Chair of its Policy Committee. She also enjoys reading and travelling, and is a trained Kathak dancer.

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