Our People

Our Experts (in alphabetical order) 

Ahmed Dhada

Ahmed is an assistant in our Finance department assisting with all aspects of the regulatory function regarding Solicitors Accounts Rules and other inter related matters.

Dilan Kocoglu

Dilan is a lawyer who operates in the area of commercial and residential property. Her work involves acting on leasehold matters, freehold, refinances and various residential property matters. She acts for corporate and individual clients. She specialises in any aspects involving a leasehold element.

Enya Wright

Enya is involved in assisting the Commercial and Residential lawyers with various compliance, case handling and other aspects.

She also deals with a number of aspects of property registration matters.

Fazeela Patel

Fazeela is a manager in the firm’s finance team carrying out SRA compliant accounting practices.

She also deals with various aspects of practice management.

Hanane Belaroussi 

Hanane is a lawyer who works across various sectors within the dispute resolution team. She practices within commercial litigation and also focuses on family work including Children act matters, Divorce and Financial matters within divorce proceedings and related matters such as Wills and Trusts. 

Hashim Waka

Hashim is a lawyer who operates in the residential and commercial team in our firm. He acts on a number of residential matters and assists on a number of commercial matters including refinances acting for corporate and individual clients.

Hannah Patel-Bundia

Hannah is an experienced trainee solicitor litigator, who Heads our Family law department. She also deals with commercial litigation, property litigation, trademark and employment law matters. She acts for a number of clients across the country.

Hannah also acts in the field of related corporate and commercial work including share purchase agreements and other director and shareholders arrangements 

Katie Brookes 

Katie is our joint finance manager. Katie deals with a number of the firm’s accounting and regulatory practices including invoicing, meetings with case handlers, updating of case management systems and other regulatory practices.

Munawar Ishak

Munawar is a Partner heading our personal and business immigration expertise. He acts for individuals and corporates across a number of different applications including entrepreneur visas, investment visas and a full range of applications. 

Rebecca Saunders

Rebecca is our receptionist who is the first point of call for our customers. Rebecca manages our meeting room facilities, deals with incoming phone calls and manages other communication aspects for the firm.

 

Shameela Sayani

Shameela is an experienced property lawyer operating in the area of commercial and residential property. Her work involves acting on leasehold matters, freehold, refinances and various residential property matters. She acts for corporate and individual clients.

Sophie Wilson

Sophie is a lawyer who assists in relation to employment law, commercial litigation and property litigation in relation to High Court, County court matters along with tribunal matters.

She also assists across a number of commercial and corporate matters. 

Ibrahim Kadri

Ibrahim is a Partner in our property team dealing with predominantly Residential property matters including complex right to buy elements and other complex residential aspects and leasehold elements. Ibrahim also deals with business development.

Mary Anne Earl

Mary Anne is an executive assistant to the Senior Partner, dealing with managing various matters including the firms quality marks, being Lexcel, Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), Investors in People and other matters. 

Muhammed Gaffar

Muhammed is a solicitor in our residential and commercial property team. His work involves acting on leasehold matters, freehold, refinances and various residential property matters.

He also works on related areas specialising in any landlord and tenant relationship, whether it is across a residential or commercial relationship.

Rashid Sacranie

Rashid is a solicitor practicing predominantly in employment disputes, commercial litigation and property litigation in our dispute resolution team. He acts for  corporations and business clients across a number of different of sectors in the High Courts, County Courts and Tribunals.

Rafique Patel

Rafique is our Senior Partner being a specialist litigator and regulatory lawyer having been a Partner and Head of Regulatory at 450 staff law firm Harvey Ingram Owston (now amalgamated into Shakespeare Martineau). 

Rafique also acts in associated matters across corporate and commercial transactions including share purchases, asset purchasers, director, shareholder and arrangements. He is also the firms Regulatory and Compliance officer. 

Sophia Patel

Sophia is a solicitor practicing in our residential and commercial property team. Her work involves acting on leasehold matters, freehold, refinances and various residential property matters. She acts for corporate and individual clients and specialises in any transactions with a leasehold element.

Zunaid Dakri

Zunaid is a solicitor in our residential and commercial property team. He acts across a number of commercial property matters, including the purchase and sale of plots of land, refinances, other commercial structures.

He also acts across a number of refinance matters and carries out work in the area of JCT contracts and other related construction projects.

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