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Sheila Fahy

Knowledge Counsel

Sheila provides expert guidance and support on a wide range of complex and sensitive employment law matters.

She has extensive experience in all aspects of discrimination and dignity at work, employment issues in financial services, whistleblowing and human rights in a workplace context. She also has a keen interest in the impact of technology, data protection and diversity in the future of work.

Sheila is renowned for her colourful blog writing, where she shares her insights and opinions on topical employment law issues, trends and developments, as well as her personal reflections on life as a lawyer, a working mother and life outside of law. She has a flair for creative design and delivery of workplace training, and is a regular contributor to A&O Shearman's publications, podcasts and events on employment law and related areas. 

Sheila Fahy writes on subjects including whistleblowing, social media and all equality issues and discrimination for Employment Talk published by A&O Shearman.


Pro bono

Mentoring alumni through A&O’s alumni programme.

Contributor to A&O’s School’s Consent programme.

Contributor to A&O’s School’s Virtual Secondment programme.

Published Work

  • Published in legal journals on subjects ranging from disability discrimination to stress
  • One of the authors on Personnel Today's One Stop Guide to Information and Consultation

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Board Director of the London Women’s Forum, a networking organisation for financial services and related organisations



Admitted as barrister, England and Wales, 1994


LLB, University College London


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.