Şefki is a Senior Fellow at JUSTICE, working on the Windrush Compensation Scheme, the EU Settlement Scheme, and the Afghan Settlement Schemes.
Şefki was called to the Bar of England and Wales in March 2023 and holds master’s degrees from the University of Nottingham in Public International Law (LLM), and University College London in Public and International Law (LLM).
During his studies, Şefki volunteered pro bono with Toynbee Hall, the Free Representation Unit, and Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen, providing legal advice on immigration, family, judicial review, and social security matters. Şefki also produced reports on local authority obligations towards rough sleepers for Framework Housing Association, the right to freedom of religion for the Equal Rights Trust, and was part of the UCL PIL pro bono clinic, where he assisted in drafting a report on Non-State Armed Groups for ‘Geneva Calls’ and contributed to written submissions before the European Court of Human Rights on the rights of children to health.
Prior to undertaking a Fellowship, Şefki worked and interned for a number of organisations on both International and Public law issues, including Peters and Peters, Eversheds Sutherland, the International Bar Association, Friends of the Earth, and for a Member of Parliament. Şefki is also an Inner Temple Major Scholarship recipient and founded and chaired the Inn’s first Race Equality Society.