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Thowheetha Shaah

Thowheetha Shaah
Consultant Solicitor & Mediator

Thowheetha is an experienced Family Solicitor and Mediator.  She qualified as a Solicitor in 1991 and as a Mediator in 2000.  She undertakes all areas of family law, particularly, divorce, financial settlements, dissolution of civil partnerships, cohabitee disputes and children issues.

Thowheetha appriecates that the breakdown of a family relationship can cause distress and stress to the parties, especially to any children involved.  Often a client can initially be overwhelmed by the situation and unsure of their rights.  She aims to provide sound legal advice to all her clients, in a polite, considerate and professional manner, thereby enabling them to make constructive decisions for themselves and their children. Thowheetha will do her utmost to avoid inflaming matters unnecessarily.

Thowheetha is qualified to directly consult with children in mediation, thereby giving the children a voice and allowing the parents to hear the children's views. This often has a positive impact on how the parents move forward and their respective relationships with their children.  It can also help to avoid further distress to the children and the parties. Wherever possible, Thowheetha strives to find a amicable solution without the need of going to court. She has extensive experience of drafting documents and advising on complex issues. In the event, court proceedings cannot be avoided, Thowheetha either does the advocacy herself or instructs experienced counsel with whom she has an excellent working relationship. Thowheetha is an accredited specialist member of Resolution and an accredited member of the Family Mediation Council. She is a legal Trainer for National Family Mediation (NFM) and trains prospective Mediators around the country. Thowheetha is an Honorary Legal Advisor at the Royal Courts of Justice in London and a Consultant and Mediator at a long standing NFM Bureau in Bromley, Kent.

She has written a number of articles for the Resolution magazine and presented several seminars and workshops on family law and mediation issues. Thowheetha is a Governor of a Special Needs School and actively particpates in improving and pursuing the best interests of the children and the school in general. Prior to joining Setfords, Thowheetha had been a Partner in a Firm in Bromley, Kent for several years. With the intention of reducing her daily commute to work, Thowheetha now sees clients in Kingston, Guildford and London.

Testimonials:

"We wanted to thank you for acting on our behalf and making what could have been a very difficult time a lot easier for us. You have been superbly efficient and professional, Your foresight and hard work on our case was truly remarkable. We owe the success and victory of our case to your dedication and perseverance, coupled with your knowledge of the law."

"You have been extremely professional, an excellent communicator and have given us great advice in a very friendly manner and above all you have been approachable with a human touch."

"We would highly recommend you to friends.  We were very lucky to have you as our Solicitor."
- Ron & Sue E, Chislehurst, Kent -

"You have the patience of a saint and we could not have done it without you."
- Charlie R, Croydon, Surrey -

"Thowheetha combines being professional with a personal touch perfectly.  Her knowledge and ability is impeccable."
- Justin M, Chislehurst, Kent -

"I would like to thank you for the service that you provided as it enabled us to settle our fiancial matters with little argument or disagreement."
- Deborah Pike, Sidcup, Kent -

"Thank you so much for your valuable advice and patience Thowheetha, I appreciate it immensely."
- Cheryl P, Croydon, Surrey -

"C (aged 12) said you were very nice and not the scary lawyer with the white wigs she thought you would all be."
- Shani S, Bromley, Kent -

"I wanted to say thank you for your help and guidance. It's been a pleasure to work with you and you've helped make a difficult process as painless as possible with your calm and direct approach".
- Lorenzo A, London -

"Thank you very much for your time, passion and kind assistance."
- Angelika B, Bromley, Kent -

“It is too hard to put into words how deeply grateful we are for all your help in getting us to a point of agreement so that we can move on with our lives. Thank you for tolerating and managing the anger and emotion which unfortunately was displayed throughout. How you managed this I do not know but thank you for everything you did for us. The future looks positive again!”

 

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