Faiyaaz Shafiq Lawyer JS Mueller & Co Lawyers specialising in Strata Law

Faiyaaz Shafiq


Since 1995 Faiyaaz has been practicing as a litigation lawyer.

His primary focus has been in the areas of commercial litigation, including debt recovery, personal and company insolvency, strata litigation and building and construction.

Highly qualified, Faiyaaz is admitted to the Supreme Courts of NSW, Queensland and as a Barrister and Solicitor to the High Courts of Australia and Fiji.

Obtaining his Bachelor of Laws from Queensland University of Technology in 1994 and then completing his graduate diploma in legal practice in 1995 from the same university.

Since completing his studies, he has worked for reputable firms in Queensland, New South Wales and Fiji prior to joining JS Mueller & Co Lawyers.

He is of Fijian descent and speaks fluent Native Fijian, Hindi and Urdu.

Faiyaaz is an exceptional and experienced litigator and he is very highly respected by his colleagues.

■ Francoise Grauby v Michael Stewart (Per: Davies J) (Supreme Court of NSW, 23 Feb 2012)

■ Owners of Strata Plan 50164 v O’Connor (Per: Driver FM) (Federal Magistrates Court of Australia, 5 Nov 2010)

■ Owners of Strata Plan 1915 v Estate of Edwin John Strang (Per: Driver FM) (Federal Magistrates Court of Australia, 9 Dec 2010)

■ Wondal v The Owners Strata Plan No. 65578 (Per: Judge Barnes) (Federal Circuit Court of Australia, 31 March 2015)

■ Sutherland v Estate of Ek Kiang Oey (Per: Judge Manousaridis)

■ Blair v The Owners Strata Plan No.71656 and Mitchell (Per: Senior Member Meadows) (NSWCAT, 20 Jan 2016)

■ Low v The Owners Strata Plan No. 35790 (Per: Judge Barnes) (Federal Circuit Court of Australia, 22 April 2016)

■ Low v The Owners Strata Plan No. 35790 (Per: Judge Burley) (Federal Court of Australia, 9 August 2016)

■ Levy Collection: Under the Strata Schemes Management Bill (2015)

■ Levy Recovery: The New Procedures and Traps for Young Players (2018)

■ Advanced Levy Collection: Collecting the Uncollectable - Recovering Levies from an Owner who has Disappeared (2018)

■ Litigation: An Owners Corporation is not Immune from Giving Security for Costs (2019)

Published Media

■ Unpaid Levies The New Rules - Real Estate Institute News (REINSW)

■ Sale of Apartment Owned by Monk who Disappeared Overseas Sets Legal Precedent - Sydney Morning Herald (SMH)

■ Merry Chase for Mystery Malaysian Monk who Renounced his ‘Worldly Possessions’ - news.com.au

■ Airbnb: $550 Fines for Hosts as Obscure Law Re-discovered - Frazer Coast Chronicle

■ Apartment Dwellers Fed up with Airbnb Turning their Homes into Hotels are being Urged to Take Advantage of an Obscure Law - The Northern Star

■ Airbnb Hosts can be Fined $550 for Failing to Notify Strata of New Guests Under NSW Law - news.com.au

■ Sydney homeowners disappeared overseas after their conversion to Buddhism, and they actually owed $1.4m cumulative tax in 12 years - sangbe.com International Asian News

■ Apartment of Malaysian who became a Monk Auctioned off in Sydney - FMT News International Malaysian News

■ Huge Crackdown on Empty Houses and Apartments - Byron Shire News

■ Huge Crackdown on Empty Houses and Apartments - Sunshine Coast Daily

■ Undue fire risk: Wood cladding used on hundreds of buildings ruled ‘combustible’ - news.com.au

■ Apartment owners face millions of dollars in re-cladding bills following landmark ruling - Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) Domain

■ NCAT Rules Biowood Cladding Combustible - Real Estate Institute News (REINSW)

■ Faiyaaz Shafiq, Wins Landmark Ruling On Apartment Building Risk - The World News

■ Could Your Minor Building Defect Now be a Major Defect? - Real Estate Institute News (REINSW)

■ The Combustible Cladding – You Don’t Know About - Australian Financial Review (AFR)

■ Apartment Owners Win Legal Victory Over Combustible Cladding - Sydney Morning Herald (SMH)

■ [Australia's first case] Builder Loses Lawsuit and Must Replace Flammable Laminates on the Exterior Walls of Residential Building - SBS Radio