Shameela has a wealth of experience in dealing with multi-value, complex financial claims and private disputes over children.

She took a special interest in family law during her studies, specialising in family law in both her undergraduate degree and post graduate degree, where she specialised in international family law and child law (with an emphasis on assisted reproduction, adoption and surrogacy).

Throughout her career, Shameela has worked extensively on financial settlements on divorce, jurisdictional issues, pre and post nuptial agreements, variation of maintenance applications, enforcement of orders, appeals, child abduction and national and international relocation of children.

She also advises unmarried couples and assists them with financial and property claims as well as disputes regarding children.

Shameela refers to Leo Tolstoy who says “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”.

She feels it is important to offer a bespoke and holistic service to her clients as she recognises that family breakdown can be one of the most challenging events in an individual’s life. Shameela believes every case is different and she prides herself in tailor making a legal solution for you and the objectives you would like to achieve.

Shameela has built a reputation as a personable and pragmatic lawyer with an extensive range oftechnical expertise. She regularly provides comment on family law issues for various publications and the radio.

Shameela has acted for a variety of individuals from professionals and business entrepreneurs to T.V personalities.

Notable Cases Include

  • Advising as the lead solicitor on a complex international child abduction case involving wardship and contested contact, as well as same sex cohabitation, donor insemination, paternity and international aspects.   There were also Human Rights Act implications and Shameela dealt with law firms in USA in relation to enforcement of judgements, liaising with a District Attorney in USA in relation to the Hague convention.  One important aspect of this case was reported; Re P (Disclosure CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS) 2003 EWHC 1713 (Fam), [2004], 1FLR 407. 

A Little More About Sahameela

Shameela has been a solicitor specialising in Family law since 2004 and has practiced at a number of highly rated Legal 500 firms. 

An active member of Resolution, she is committed to a constructive approach to family law.

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