Shakeela Bi

Senior Family Associate and Solicitor Advocate

I joined AST Hampsons Solicitors as Senior Family Associate in December 2018. Before that I practised at a boutique law firm in Harrogate and then as a Senior Family Associate & Partner at a Legal 500 Corporate law firm in Leeds and a central Manchester City Law Firm. My experience and expertise is in all areas of private family law, particularly financial settlements and arrangements for children upon separation or divorce.

I am a Higher Rights Court Advocate and a member of Resolution; an organisation for solicitors who are committed to resolve disputes constructively.

I understand how important it is to listen to my clients and strive to guide them through the emotionally challenging stages of divorce and separation.

My clients are based locally, nationally and internationally, I have acted for clients in China, Malaysia, Qatar, Pakistan and Dubai and can advise on simple divorces to more complex financial cases and difficult children disputes.

I also offer a specialist service to the Asian and Muslim communities in respect of Islamic divorce matters, namely Talaq. I understand the cultural aspects involved in Asian disputes and can handle these issues tactfully. In addition, I have specialist knowledge and experience in the area of Sharia law and can advise clients how best to find a solution and agreement which is acceptable under Sharia law as well as English Law.