Our Promise to You

Who We Are?

Over the last 20 years, Shortlands has been instructed in over (10,000) cases. Founded in 2004 by Principal Shabana Walayat, Shortlands is recognized for representing high net worth individuals in the UK and abroad with a special focus on complex cases where children and wealth need to be protected. For people who lead busy lives, Shortlands helps you understand your grounds for divorce or separation and offers you solutions that best meet your needs both emotionally and financially.

No matter how busy you are, Shortlands is dedicated to helping you find the time to understand the process and offering you advice during emotionally challenging times.

What We Offer

Located in the heart of the city, Shortlands has built up a reputation for being a boutique family law firm. Since 2004 we have grown our team of expert lawyers, all of whom have extensive experience in working with some of the most complex divorce cases in the UK and abroad involving financial disputes and child care arrangements.

Getting in touch

For more information, please get in touch with us by emailing us at or calling us on 02076299905 or booking an initial online consultation.

Our History

Shortlands is a boutique family law firm with over 20 years’ experience in dealing with the trials and tribulations of divorce or separation.  We work with a select group of clients who need our immediate attention and require a swift service. We have worked with bankers, entrepreneurs, hoteliers, professionals and couples who have substantial assets or income to protect. As a result, we have become the first choice of family law specialists for busy individuals who have reached a difficult juncture in their life.

We aim to reduce conflict and costs by attempting to resolve issues through mediation or collaboration in the first instance. However, if a more robust approach is required, then we are more than equipped to deal with your case in order to ensure that you achieve the best outcome. From helping you understand your grounds for divorce or your rights on separation, to protecting your finances through to ensuring your children’s safety and welfare, Shortlands is committed to providing a swift and effective service that makes the process as painless as possible. Our unique consultation service will swiftly give you a complete understanding of the process and timescales as well as the costs involved. Simply call us for an initial consultation.

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