Shaa’ista Bulbulia



Shaa’ista previously worked at a global top 10 law firm where she specialised in Employment and Labour Law. Shaa’ista has extensive experience in employment and labour related matters and has represented clients at tribunals such as the CCMA and the Labour Court. Shaa’ista also has experience consulting for large corporates and small businesses from the retail sector to the entertainment industry where she assists employers on day-to-day employee relations matters. Her work includes advice on labour related issues ranging from compliance with labour laws, drafting employment contracts, advice on unfair dismissal disputes, strike action, union negotiations and day-to-day employee relations. Her experience and training in labour law, international commercial law and litigation has helped her develop a successful approach in her areas of practice. Shaa’ista’s clients include JSE listed companies, companies within the financial services sector, retailers, individuals and corporates. Shaa’ista has extensive experience in various areas of commerce and her work includes amongst other things:

  • Attendances at the CCMA (and similar tribunals and bargaining councils), Labour Courts and High Courts (this includes all preparation and drafting of processes);
  • Experience in negotiation, mediation and arbitration;
  • Experience in investigating employees for allegations relating to misconduct and/or incapacity (this includes poor performance);
  • Experience in chairing and initiating disciplinary hearings;
  • Understanding of legislation and the interpretation of same;
  • Understanding of legal processes and procedures;
  • Experience in drafting and reviewing policies and procedures;
  • Experience in drafting and reviewing of contracts (commercial contracts and employment contracts);
  • Experience in labour law from compliance to practical employee relations advice.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment and Labour Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Entertainment and Media Law
  • Public and Administrative Law
  • Medical Law


  • Admitted Attorney | South Africa
  • Bachelor of Arts – University of the Witwatersrand
  • Bachelor of Laws – University of the Witwatersrand
  • Masters in Law (Commercial Law) – University of Cape Town

Contact info

  • +27 (0) 82 839 7558
  • +27 (0) 011 052 1835
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