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Shahzea Tahir , Duncan Lewis , Family Freelance Solicitor , Harrow

Shahzea Tahir

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Profile / Experience

I am a Family Law specialist with over 18 years experience, dealing exclusively with private family law matters. Having trained with one of the top legal law firms in the country and having worked with award winning law firms, I have gained extensive experience in all complex family law matters.

The numerous testimonials from my previous clients are examples of the high standard of commitment, professionalism and quality of work I strive to achieve with each and every client of mine.

In more recent years I have specialised in International divorce, financial and children matters. I frequently offer voluntary advice at the charity "Rights of Women".<

Education

  • MA Policy Studies, Government and Policy 1997-1998
  • LPC – College of Law, London 1996-1997
  • LLB (Hons) Law – Brunel University, London 1993-1996

Career

  • 2012 to present Family Consultant - Duncan Lewis Solicitors
  • 2009-2012 Senior Family Consultant- Woolley & Co Solicitors
  • 2008-2009 Family Solicitor Conway & Company, Harrow
  • 2004-2006 Family Solicitor Penman Johnson Solicitors, Watford
  • 2003-2004 Family Solicitor The Woodbridge Partnership, Uxbridge
  • 2001-2003 Family Solicitor - Sykes Anderson London, Penman Johnson Watford, Neves Luton, J R Jones London
  • Oct 1998-Nov 2001 Trainee and Family Solicitor Pictons Solicitors
  • April 2000 Admitted as a solicitor

Testimonials

  • "I found Shahzea to be highly professional, knowledgable, and well versed...Shahzea worked hard to gather the facts, review the papers and to become fully appraised of the background to the action. Shahzea has proved herself to be very conscientious and proactive...she possesses a rare ability to sift through the mountains of facts and fiction always present in acrimonious divorces especially where children are involved.

    She is a rare combination of highly effective lawyer and sympathetic person who can see both sides of every argument and is able to nurture, coach and guide her clients to their successful outcomes"
    - Client, Mrs F - 2017

  • "I have endorsement from court giving me full jurisdiction for the girls so I'm happy. Thank you for all your assistance with everything. If you're ever in Durban - get in touch! It would be lovely to see you again." - Client, PM - 2014

  • "...I must thank you for the all the work you have been doing for me. Thank you very much indeed..." - Client, Mary (March 2012)

  • "Thank you again from the heart for all your help and time and kind consideration. I truly appreciate it" - Client, Young (August 2009)

  • "Hi Shahzea, great news! Thank you so much for all your work and help on this...it's a relief that things are finally sorted!" - Client, Sameera (July 2011)

  • "...take this opportunity to thank you again for all your help over the last two years..."-Client, TR (August 2010)

  • "All I will say for the moment is thank you and God bless you for taking care of it." - Client, Dave (December 2011)

  • "Dear Shahzea, Thank you once again for meeting me during the holiday period. It was a pleasure to meet you." - Client SW (May 2011)

  • "Hi Shahzea, I really appreciate all your help and effort in this matter." - Client, Robert (December 2011)

  • "Thank you ever so much for the good news this morning! My family and I are completely overjoyed and thank you for all your support and advice throughout this past year of turmoil! I look forward to hearing from you soon! Many, many thanks." - Client, I.A (March 2011)

  • "...I don't believe I could of gone through what we did without your encouragement. I know it's not much but I thank you for what you have done for us. With my best wishes & thanks." - Client, P (Sept 2010)

  • "Hi, many thanks for all your help and advice...I can assure you that I will be only to happy to use you and your company again." - Client, SA (May 2011)

  • "I have found you to be excellent, and would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends." - Client, Gavin (March 2011)


  • "There have been times when I have considered throwing in the towel, then some thing happens that keeps me on track. You have raised my spirits. Thank you for all your help and kindness." - Client, RG (May 2009)

  • "Thank you once again for your tremendous support throughout this hellish year we've experienced, and thank you very much for making my divorce successful!! My family and I are eternally grateful, Many, many thanks." - Client, Dave (January 2011)

  • "It took a long time for me to reorganize my life and plans, and you helped me a lot..." Client, P (Sept 2010)

  • "Ms Tahir always took the time to provide the mental support and advice whenever necessary throughout dealing with my case and always answered my questions to put my mind at ease." - Client, Sonya (March 2012)

  • "Thank you so much for all your advice regarding my matter, it has been much appreciated ... if in the unlikely event it transpires that I need a solicitor again then I will have no hesitation in contacting you...once again Shahzea, thank you so much for your advice and help and your professional approach to this." - Client, PG (Jan 2011)

  • "Excellent work Shazea I am very pleased thank you for the frequent updates it is very much appreciated." - Client, Kevin (Feb 2012)

  • "Dear Shahzea, Thank you very much! This is the best news that I have received in a long, long while. Once again, mucho gracias!!" - Client, Jason (August 2009)

  • "I was my pleasure to talk to you today as the consultation was very positive. Really appreciate your kind words. Thank You." - Client, Jason (March 2011)

  • "I just wanted to say thank you for everything - you helped make the whole divorce process a lot easier than I initially anticipated. I will certainly pass on your details to anyone in need of legal advice." - Client, M.A (January 2010)

  • "Dear Shahzea...I am very grateful to all the help that you have offered. I will impatiently wait for this document. Many Thanks for this news again. I hope I do not have the bad luck to come to you again (with all due respect!)." - Client, Amir (January 2012)

  • "My divorce to date has been handled by Shahzea Tahir. I am at Decree Nisi with the Consent Order in place. I am writing without the knowledge of Shahzea to quite frankly rave about her abilities and the prompt and at all times professional service she offered me, despite the fact that I spent most of the time overseas. She is a credit to your company and I will be eternally grateful for her guidance, empathy, knowledge and at times humour. What a gem! Thank you." - Client, V (Sept 2010)

Membership & Accreditations

  • Member of Resolution
  • Accredited Advanced family law Panel Member 2011-2016
  • Rights of Women, London - Family law adviser since 2007
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