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Ms Shahnawaz practices in criminal, environmental and public law. Her practice includes environmental crime, drug matters, fraud, embezzlement and white collar crime. She also appears for asylum seekers on protection claims and advises on claims of public interest immunity.
Zaina received Honours in Law from the University of Sydney. She obtained her Masters in Environmental Law from New York University and passed the New York State Bar examinations.
Zaina is on the counsel panel for the Commonwealth DPP, NSW ODPP and Legal Aid. She is regularly briefed by the Environment Protection Authority, the Department of Planning and Environment, the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation and the Crown Solicitor’s Office.