Farhana Shahzady

Family Partner & Mediator

Farhana is an experienced family law expert and mediator practising for over 20 years and is based in our Baker Street office.

Farhana has been ranked in Legal 500 for a number of years and specialises in all aspects of family law with particular expertise in divorce/separation, matrimonial finance, cohabitee and children disputes. Farhana was voted onto  Resolution’s National Committee in view of her experience and skills and she is also on the Law Society Family Law Panel. As an accredited Resolution specialist for nearly a decade, Farhana primarily deals with clients requiring strategic advice in order to reach swift settlement or assisting with complex financial or private law children disputes.

Types of Clients

Farhana works with a broad range of  individuals who value her strategic and pragmatic approach that often leads to an early settlement. Her significant experience includes the following:

Professionals: Farhana has acted 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: & Entrepreneurs 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.

Parents: 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 achieved many successful outcomes, which always prioritise the child’s welfare above all else.

Litigation Clients: Farhana has enormous litigation experience 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 Clients: Farhana is a trained collaborative lawyer and mediator 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 family and children matters.

Recent Rankings

Legal 500 (2024): Farhana is “passionate about her clients…a joy to work with”

Legal 500 (2023): “ Farhana is exceptionally hardworking, she goes the extra mile for her clients. She is passionate about the people and causes she works for”

Legal 500 (2022): “Farhana is an especially strong and impressive component. Farhana radiates confidence and dynamism”

Legal 500 (2018) – Farhana Shahzady “solves problems in a pragmatic way”

Chambers (2018) – Farhana is described as “an extremely calm and collected lawyer who has a clear eye for detail combined with an approachable client manner”

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