Farhana Shahzady Partner
“She is an extremely calm and collected lawyer who has a clear eye for detail combined with an approachable client manner.”
Farhana is an experienced family law partner who specialises in divorce/separation, matrimonial finance and private law children disputes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Farhana is the lead lawyer 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 also a volunteer for the Rights of Women.
“Farhana is a recommended practitioner in family/matrimonial.”
“Farhana Shahzady is recommended in Family. She is described as very bright and able.”
“Farhana Shahzady is recommended in Family. She is described as 'totally assured'.”
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