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Bharti Shah

Bharti Shah | Partner 020 7874 8482

I joined Hodge Jones and Allen in 2013, having closed my practice in Bedfordshire. I have specialised in family law since I qualified and have experience of all aspects of family law, with particular emphasis on financial issues that arise when couples separate. I also deal with issues surrounding children when disputes arise between parents. I am a Children Panel member and have acted for parents, children and extended members of the family in public law children proceedings. I also have experience of forced marriages.

I am a trained collaborative lawyer and can represent clients through the collaborative process. As a collaborative lawyer I understand the emotional, financial and practical difficulties all clients experience and the inevitable effect upon the children.

I am a forward thinking family lawyer and am committed to the guidelines set down by Resolution to resolve cases as amicably, fairly and as cost effectively as possible. I am fluent in Gujarati and Hindi.


  • The College of Law, Guildford, Legal Practice Course
  • Southampton Institute: BA (Hons) Business & Law


  • Franklins Solicitors, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, Managing Partner, September 2009 to September 2013
  • Adams Moore Family Law, Bedfordshire, Associate Lead Solicitor September 2008 to August 2009
  • Office of the Official Solicitor and Public Trustee, London, Divorce and Family Lawyer – June 2008 to August 2008
  • Hancock Quins, Hertfordshire, Associate Solicitor May 2003 to May 2008
  • Hallam-Peel & Co., London, Assistant Solicitor August 1999 to April 2003
  • Aston Clark Solicitors, London, Trainee Solicitor (September 1997 to 1999)

Client Comments

  • “I wanted to thank you for all the help and support you have been to me over this period it has been extremely appreciated.”
  • “I would like to thank you for your service at a time when I was at my most vulnerable and sincerely wish you the best for the future.”
  • “Your support has been greatly appreciated.”
  • “Thank you so much for your help. I will never forget this.”

Notable Cases

  • Hertfordshire County Council v M. and Ors [2007] EWHC 2660
  • Chief Constable, A v YK and ors ( forced marriage) [2010]EWHC 2438 (Fam)

Membership & Appointments

  • Law Society Family Law Panel
  • Law Society’s Adult and Children Panel
  • Resolution
  • Association of Lawyers for Children
  • National Association of Guardian Ad Litems and Reporting Officers
  • Association of Asian Women Lawyers
  • Collaborative Lawyer
  • Society of Asian Lawyers
  • Hindu Lawyers Association

Personal Interests
I enjoy spending time with my family, good food and wine. I also follow the highs and lows of Arsenal.