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Dear Wajiha, Dear Shabana.

Thank you so very much for your email. Very moving to hear from you again.

We are doing well, still in Berlin.
I am back at work, we found a nice place to live and the children have settled into their new school and surroundings quickly.

Social services in Germany had helped finding ways for me and the father of my children to work together in regards to the children’s needs. They are continuously offering their support which is super for all of us.

I don”t dare saying but it looks like I am back on track 🙂

Essentially owed to your work for me setting the foundation 3 years ago. Many, many thanks again.

We really hope you and your loved ones are well.

With the best wishes,


Juliana Marx​

Dear Shortlands, A very big thank you for all your help regarding my case, brilliant service provided and I will be recommending your good name to all who seek legal representation.


Lee Kimberley​

I have been in receipt of legal advice from Shortlands on a variety of matters for five years. This advice mainly concerned family law. Throughout this time, I have found the quality of the legal advice received to be strong. One matter did end up in court and Shortlands was able to appropriately defend my position with the court result going in my favor. In addition to the quality of the legal advice, Shortlands has a professional support team behind it. In summary, I do have genuine confidence in the firm both in terms of its legal advice and its service levels.


Nicholas Green​

I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks Shabana and her Team for their excellent work, professionalism and understanding, at a time when things were very stressful. I am grateful that my numerous phone calls and emails were always promptly replied to which was very much appreciated. I felt I had dedicated support and so much more. I would highly rectommend Shortlands Solicitors and would definitely use them again in the future. Many, many thanks again for everything, you were brilliant


Michelle Fernandez​

During not only an extremely difficult time but also a complex divorce and settlement of finances, I found the staff at Shortlands to be extremely supportive and understanding. Shabana Walayat was in the main handling my case and I was always impressed by her quick grasp of the personalities involved and how she responded appropriately and effectively each time a particularly challenging obstacle arose. Both Saeed Hassan and Sian Whittaker also took on aspects of the case, Saeed handling the commercial aspects of the divorce and Sian taking on the final financial settlement and consent order. I found all three solicitors to be sensitive to my particular circumstances and they worked well to a positive and fair outcome. The professional service together with the friendly and understanding support staff meant that the process was considerably less distressing than it otherwise could have been. I would confidently highly recommend Shortlands in cases such as mine.


Sara Hayter

I have found Shortlands an extremely professional and understanding firm. My solicitor Sian Whittaker has always explained proceedings in a manner that is easy to understand and the knowledge and advice given has always been supportive and invaluable.I feel that my work is being handled very professionally and they are very prompt with their replies to my questions. I would not therefore hesitate in recommending them.



I would unreservedly recommend Shabana Walayat to anyone seeking help with childcare arrangements after separation/divorce or the matter of relocation. For what was a traumatic time in my life, Shabana gave me reassurance and handled my case with great expertise. I felt she was in charge of the situation throughout. She helped me gain a clear picture of the legal procedures and it’s terminology. Shabana and her team always responded to my requests quickly and kept me in the loop of the ongoing developments. Her approach to her work as a lawyer I experienced as both – compassionate and highly professional.
And that I am truly thankful for.


Juliana Marx

I have found Shortlands a very approachable firm in dealing with my separation and divorce matters. They have been professional; respecting my point of view and providing the best advice on each situation. It has been very easy to communicate with them via email and on the phone. I certainly don’t think I would have been able to go through the process without their expertise and I am very happy to recommend them.


Ana Maria Serrano

Shortlands attorneys led by Shabana Walayat are the best and most cost effective lawyers you could ever ask for. My divorce and custody battle has been complicated, long with a complex international dimension. My previous lawyers had been incompetent in grappling the various components, but Shortlands have exceeded my expectations and together we have won a number of judgments. Not only are they great lawyers with intellect and understanding of case law, but they have taken my case as if it were their own. I would not hesitate to recommend them for complex international cases.


Andrew Darfoor


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