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Meet the Team

Jaffar Shah

Jaffar is the Managing Partner of Shaar Bridge Solicitors and is known for his aggressive litigation and advocacy.

Having previously worked at the international city law firm Fieldfisher, he is a specialist in civil and commercial litigation with a great interest in employment law and contentious probate matters. His clients often comment on his attention to detail, clear legal advice together with his solutions-based approach.

Notable Cases

  • Settled a defamation action for a substantial sum for an internationally renowned client
  • Settled a number of employment cases prior to trial together with success achieved at trial
  • Acting for a minority shareholder in pursuit of payment of his shares through the pursuit of an unfair prejudice petition
  • Acting for a client involved in a heavily contested partnership dispute
  • Acting for an individual who was subjected to medical negligence which resulted in sepsis, the case is valued at in excess of £300,000.00
  • Acting for an individual in a TOLATA matter and advising on prospects of success together with pursuing an action through the courts

Languages: Dutch, Urdu & Punjabi

Jaffar enjoys playing cricket and is the Captain of Harlington Cricket Club. In his spare times, he enjoys taking his 3 boys out to the park and all good food eateries.

Robina Aslam

Robina is an accomplished solicitor who has a wealth of experience in all family related matters. Whilst her specialism lies within family law, she also deals with private client and regulatory matters.

Robina is known for her empathetic nature of dealing with clients and epitomises the concept of meticulous attention to detail. Before joining Shaar Bridge Robina worked for local law firms heading the family department in her previous stint.

Robina speaks Urdu and Punjabi.

Notable Cases

  • Acted for an individual who was undergoing an investigation by the ACCA with the potential of being struck off. Robina secured a rebuke and the individual was allowed to carry on with his studies.
  • Acted for a client wherein a non-molestation application was dropped after submissions at court.
  • Acted for a number of high-net-worth family clients going through a divorce and the subsequent financial proceedings.
  • Acted for a number of clients in the provision of legal advice concerning wills and drafting.
  • Acted for an international client in a children’s matter which resulted in securing contact despite a number of difficulties.

Shazia Akhtar

Shazia is a regional heavyweight when it comes to all things immigration. She has a great interest in reuniting families and is often cited as authority amongst the Bedfordshire and Cambridge area.

Shazia has worked predominantly in Immigration for over 5 years and is specialist in the field. She is renowned for her success rate in applications which is due to her great attention to detail. Client’s often comment on her approachability and ability to explain everything in simple terms.

Shazia speaks Urdu and Punjabi.

Notable Cases

  • Acted for a number of Applicants making complex spouse visa applications.
  • Helped many Domestic violence victims (male and female) secure leave in the UK after their relationship has broken down.
  • Acted for several fathers who have British children to remain in the UK to continue with their family life.
  • Secured settlement for domestic workers who have been unfairly treated by their employers.
  • Assisted EU nationals with EU Settlement Scheme applications.

Showhab Shah

Showhab is the Practice Manager at Shaar Bridge Solicitors.

After finishing his degree, Showhab worked an accountancy firm in Bedford before stepping into a local legal practice, where he assisted fee earners and dealt with the day to day running of the firm.

At Shaar Bridge, Showhab manages relationships with external contractors and helps to ensure the day to day running of the firm is seamless and, in turn, that our clients have the best experience possible.

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