Shakira Forghani

Senior Associate

Insurance & Health

Shakira is a Senior Associate in our Insurance & Health team and is based in the Brisbane office.

Shakira specialises in:

  • Public Liability
  • Personal injury
  • Property damage
  • Government & Institutional liability claims

Shakira acts for and provides advice to corporations and local and international insurers, including London-based underwriters. She has advised and represented clients on a variety of non-litigated and litigated matters across Queensland and Tasmania.

Shakira prides herself on developing and maintaining strong professional working relationships with insurers and insureds, including effective and regular communication. She enjoys the challenge of managing competing expectations between insurers and insureds. Shakira takes a pragmatic approach to matters with a view of achieving the best results for her clients.

'What interests me most about insurance litigation generally is the blend of analytical rigor and strategic thinking it demands, allowing me to advocate for my clients and achieve just resolutions in complex and challenging matters.'

Prior to joining BN, Shakira gained experience in plaintiff personal injury litigation which has endowed her with a profound understanding of the plaintiff’s perspective, as well as a nuanced grasp of their strategies and approaches.

Her unique insight enhances her ability to effectively navigate and anticipate the intricacies of plaintiff-side litigation.

Shakira’s approach is centred on a meticulous analysis of material and a proactive strategy tailored to her client’s unique situation. By combining thorough investigations, strategic planning, and clear communication, she ensures that her clients are well-prepared for every stage of the litigation process. This not only strengthens her position but also provides her clients with confidence and clarity, leading to more favourable outcomes.

Shakira holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting). She is a member of the Queensland Law Society.

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

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