Practice area(s): Social justice
Location(s): Melbourne
Qualification(s): BJ, JD

Karl Shami is a lawyer in our social justice team in our Melbourne office. Karl is a passionate advocate for his clients' rights, ensuring they feel supported and empowered in their decision making.

"I see a lot of people who are let down by the systems and institutions that are supposed to serve them. I feel I'm in a fortunate position to help people navigate these difficult, complex and often unfair systems. The strength and resilience of my clients inspires me to fight for their rights and correct injustices in our society."

Karl is currently working on a class action regarding the unlawful detention of people seeking asylum. He is also representing Aboriginal clients in South Australia against the potential placement of a nuclear waste dump on their land.

Outside of work Karl volunteers at Road to Refuge, an organisation empowering asylum seekers to share their stories. He has also spent time volunteering with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and Mental Health Legal Centre.