Irshaad has 6 years post qualification experience specializing in Labour Law. He received a, BA (Law and International Relations) at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2006 and his LLB at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2008. He was admitted as an Attorney in 2011.
Irshaad has acted for a diverse range of clients, from trade unions to multinational corporations and has successfully argued matters in the Labour Court and other fora. Irshaad has been part of legal teams in precedent setting matters and has been instrumental in settling significant disputes. Some of the highlights in Irshaad’s career include:
- Assisting a trade union in a precedent setting strike law dispute in the Constitutional Court;
- Assisting a trade union in a precedent setting dispute involving labour brokers in the Supreme Court of Appeal;
- Assisting a trade union in a matter launched by the Metal Recyclers Association of South Africa (MRA) against the Minister of Economic Development, the International Trade Administration Commission & others, in resisting an application brought by the MRA to interdict the implementation of policy guidelines (inter alia favoring the local scrap metal market) issued by the Minister of Economic Development;
- Assisting a trade union in a private arbitration against various contractors at one of Eskom’s power plants, where the union successfully claimed outstanding wages for a significant number of its members;
- Assisting major corporations in settling disputes with employees in misconduct disputes;
- Successfully arguing a quantification application on behalf of a trade union against a group of companies for outstanding wages in the amount of R15 962 992.50 in the Labour Court.
Irshaad is also a member of the South African Law Society and South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) and has presented papers at labour conferences.