Puteri Shehnaz Majid

Litigation

Ms Puteri Shehnaz Majid obtained her LLB with honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2001, under a full scholarship from the School and a further scholarship from the British Scholarship Scheme. She was called to the Malaysian Bar on the 7th day of November 2003 and joined the Firm in 2006. Ms Shehnaz was promoted to Senior Legal Assistant in January 2009 and joined the partnership in January 2013.

Ms Shehnaz is a civil litigator. She has acted in complex contractual disputes, company and shareholder disputes including directors' duties and joint ventures, insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, contentious land disputes, construction contracts and banking matters involving facility agreements, guarantees and letters of credit. She has also assisted in several commercial arbitrations involving multinational clients in the hospital management and oil and gas industries. She leads regularly in High Court trials, appeals and applications before the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court.

Ms Shehnaz has a keen interest in human rights issues and has served the Malaysian Bar and the Kuala Lumpur Bar in the following endeavours:

  • Kuala Lumpur Bar Young Lawyers Committee. From 2005 to 2006, as Head of the Human Rights Sub-committee where she organized a public debate on enforcing public morality;
  • Bar Council's Ad Hoc Committee which campaigned for the establishment of an independent judicial commission for the appointment of judges, as well as the Joint Committee tasked to review the 1988 Judicial Crisis;
  • Bar Council's urgent arrest team for the Bersih 2.0 and 3.0 rallies;
  • Registered as a National Legal Aid Foundation lawyer providing legal assistance and representation to unrepresented accused persons in criminal proceedings.

Ms Shehnaz has also written several articles on various human rights issues for the respective publications of the Malaysian and Kuala Lumpur Bars. Ms Shehnaz is fluent in French.

Publications:

  • "Article 11 is Relevant to Muslims Too" (26 May 2006, Malaysian Bar website; 10 September 2006, Herald)
  • "Commonwealth Law Conference 2005: Developing Law and Justice" (March 2006, Relevan, Issue No. 1/06)
  • "Native Land Rights - A Grudging Evolution" (February 2004, Relevan, Issue No. 4/03)