Human Rights Law
Shibil is a Founding Partner at Progressive Barristers.
Shibil brings his passion for advocacy and fairness in the workplace to the practice of all areas of human rights law and employment law, and to labour law in the niche area of duty of fair representation complaints brought by union members. His expertise in these areas gives him valuable insight into managing the complex interests involved in conducting workplace investigations. Shibil represents employees and a select roster of progressive employers in all aspects of workplace disputes.
Shibil has represented clients before all levels of the court in Ontario, and before a number of administrative tribunals including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Landlord and Tenant Board, the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Canada Industrial Relations Board.
Shibil obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Warwick in the UK, and his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Human Rights Law at the University of Toronto.
Shibil worked as a litigator at a downtown Toronto community legal clinic serving some of the City’s most marginalized communities where he practiced human rights, employment, administrative and residential tenancies law. He then practiced exclusively in human rights law at an independent government agency before founding Progressive Barristers.
Shibil has worked in the justice sector internationally, and helped establish a legal aid clinic in Kabul, Afghanistan in partnership with the International Development Law Organization. He has been a Fellow at the Gordon Foundation and at the Centre for the Critical Study of Power and Politics at Trent University.
Shibil is a former member of the Equity Advisory Group that advises the Law Society of Ontario on equity and diversity issues in the legal profession. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Advocates’ Society, the Association of Human Rights Lawyers, Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights, Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association, and the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers.