Farhana Shahzady Partner - Family Law - London

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“I would like to thank you very much for all of your time and effort, your kindness and help that you have given me over the past several months. ”

Private Client UK

“She is an extremely calm and collected lawyer who has a clear eye for detail combined with an approachable client manner.”

Chambers and Partners 2018
Farhana is an experienced family law expert based in our London office who specialises in all aspects of family law with particular expertise in divorce/separation, matrimonial finance and property disputes. Farhana is also on the family law panel and an accredited specialist who is trained to deal with private law children disputes involving arguments over where the children should live and how much contact they should have with the non-resident parent. Most of Farhana's cases are in London and Reading although she has close connections with Thames Valley and is happy to travel in order to assist clients.

Main areas of practice

Farhana deals with a full range of matrimonial, cohabitation and separation issues, Farhana's expertise is in contested financial disputes at court. Farhana is accustomed to dealing with the full spectrum of court applications in relation to matrimonial finance including freezing injunctions, maintenance pending suit, periodical payments, legal costs orders, setting aside and variation applications. Farhana also has considerable experience in relation to disputes involving children. She has represented both mothers and fathers with regards to arrangements for their children including prohibited steps orders and specific issue orders as well as dealing with disputes over where the child should live and how much time the child should spend with the non-resident parent.


Farhana works with a broad range of clients who value her strategic and pragmatic approach which often leads to an early settlement. Farhana has also acted for a number of high profile individuals.

Significant experience


Farhana acts for a number of professionals to include doctors, architects, lawyers, bankers, academics and senior managers from a range of backgrounds since she is very receptive to their professional needs.

Business Owners:

Farhana has acted for a number of entrepreneurs and business owners and appreciates the importance of ensuring a business remains operational and intact especially when it provides a valuable source of income for the family.


Farhana has enormous litigation experience spanning over her 15 year career and she has been involved in numerous court cases in both the Central Family Court and the High Court in relation to both financial and children matters.

Dispute Resolution:

Farhana is a trained collaborative lawyer and will always assess whether matters can be resolved amicably and effectively at an early stage. She recognises the importance of problem solving rather than point scoring especially when it comes to sensitive children matters.


Farhana has acted for both mothers and fathers in relation to a wide variety of children disputes which includes disputes over where the child should live, how much time the child should spend with the other parent, prohibited steps orders along with specific issue orders e.g which school the child should attend and what type of medical treatment is permitted. Farhana has enjoyed many successful outcomes which prioritised the child's welfare above all else.

Other expertise

  • Farhana is a contributor and provides legal expertise for the 'Divorce Club' which is an online service which provides support and guidance to clients who find themselves in difficult circumstances subsequent to divorce or separation.
  • Farhana has also contributed to the Thomson Reuters masterclass series with a detailed exposition on spousal maintenance.
  • Farhana has also contributed to Channel 4's The Restoration Man where she was invited as a lawyer to provide expertise with regard to a property matter.
  • Farhana regularly writes blogs and articles including comments for the national press.
  • Farhana is a collaborative lawyer and a member of the North London Pod.
  • Farhana is a member of Resolution and contributes to the Resolution Publications Committee.

“Farhana is a recommended practitioner in family/matrimonial.”

Chambers and Partners 2017

“Farhana Shahzady is recommended in Family. She is described as very bright and able.”

Legal 500 2016


Farhana’s Blog

You can't be forced into marriage but can you be forced to stay in marriage when you are desperately unhappy?

The Supreme Court has dismissed Mrs Owens' appeal in the much reported case of Owens v Owens.

Bristol, Baronesses and Baa-ing - Resolution's 30th National Conference

Representatives from each of the Blake Morgan family team's three locations (Rachel Giles – Southampton, James Davies – Oxford and Farhana Shahzady – London) recently attended Resolution's 30th National Conference.

Prenuptial agreements - beauty or a beast?

Whether you love or despise them, prenuptial agreements are on the rise, especially amongst people who have amassed considerable wealth or are from a wealthy family who demands the family silver be protected!

Articles by Farhana

Blake Morgan Partner appointed to Resolution National Committee

Press Release

Blake Morgan’s Farhana Shahzady, a partner in the firm’s family law team, has been appointed to Resolution’s National Committee.

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