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Bindmans LLP

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Public Law and Human Rights.


Solicitor, Public Law and Human Rights team. Shirin represents clients in a wide range of public and international law matters, with a particular interest in challenges relating to migrant rights, national security and data protection.
Shirin is experienced in bringing judicial review and civil claims against the state on a range of domestic and international law matters. She represents victims of trafficking, false imprisonment, arbitrary detention, torture and extraordinary rendition. She also specialises in bringing appeals before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC), on behalf of individuals deprived of their British citizenship.

She has participated in roundtable meetings in relation to Syrian returnees and in 2023, provided written evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee Inquiry on the State Handling of Hostage Situations.

Shirin also regularly challenges decisions by the police and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) concerning disclosure of information, police record deletion requests, appeals before the Information Tribunal and civil claims for data protection breaches.

She is a Trustee of PBI International (UK).



Shirin worked at two solicitors firms in London between 2016 – 2020, before joining Bindmans in February 2021.


  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers.
  • Immigration Law Practitioner’s Association.
  • Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights.


  • Shirin graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in English Literature and Language (BA Hons) in 2012.
  • She completed the Graduate Diploma in Law in 2011 and the Legal Practice Course at BPP in 2015.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights

(Rising stars)

Shirin MarkerBindmans LLP

Offering a ‘cutting edge’ practice, Bindmans LLP commands a strong reputation in immigration work and actions against the police and state, as well as international work spanning torture and abuse claims, freedom of assembly matters and victims’ rights in criminal trials. The vastly experienced John Halford acts for a broad range of clients including individuals, NGOs and unions, while Jules Carey regularly handles matters for journalists, MPs and activists. Tayab Ali is seen as a leading authority on counter-terrorism law, Anna Thwaites is highly regarded for her inquests expertise, and Salima Budhani regularly represents highly vulnerable groups, including young people and asylum seekers. Shirin Marker is building an excellent reputation for representing victims of trafficking, torture and individuals deprived of their British citizenship, while veteran Jamie Potter stepped down from the firm in 2022.

London > Public sector > Administrative and public law

(Rising stars)

Shirin MarkerBindmans LLP

Hailed by clients as ‘one of the strongest public law teams in the UK’, Bindmans LLP has a long-established reputation for expertise in traditional claimant, commercial, regulatory, and defendant work, with particular strength in the health and social care, housing, and political sectors. Practice head John Halford is a renowned public law specialist and represents a diverse range of clients, encompassing individuals, campaign groups, regulators, commercial companies and other public sector entities. Karen May’s practice focuses heavily on education and community care judicial review cases, and she regularly appears before the High Court and Court of Appeal. Salima Budhani is highly sought after by major NGOs, representative organisations and individuals. Shirin Marker‘s practice has a particular focus on challenges related to immigration rights and national security, while associate Emma Varley specialises in challenging decisions by local authorities, schools and health bodies.