Role: Head of Family Law
Blackburn, Manchester

Shakeela Bi

Shakeela Bi, Head of Family Law


Leading our Blackburn Family Department, Shakeela offers expertise in all areas of matrimonial work, including complex private law, children's law, matrimonial finance, and Islamic divorce.

Given her broad rage of experience, Shakeela has a diverse range of clients, both from the UK and overseas. Her work involves advising clients regarding domestic violence, international child relocation, forced marriages, prenuptial agreements, Islamic divorce and financial disputes. Shakeela's financial dispute cases often involve complex legal issues, such as how pensions can be retained or used to realise capital, business interests and identification of matrimonial and non-matrimonial assets.

Furthermore, Shakeela is one of the few solicitors in the country who is able to advise individuals from the Muslim community in respect of Islamic divorce, and how this can impact upon matters relating to finances, and the arrangements for children.

Shakeela has a strong ability to understand the needs of her clients. She has a firm and practical, yet sensible and pragmatic approach in dealing with issues which can be extremely stressful and emotional for her clients. She takes a very pragmatic approach in finding solutions which are tailored for her client’s individual circumstances.

Career History

Shakeela initially trained in Yorkshire, at a long respected firm in Harrogate, before moving to Leeds to head up a new family law department at a corporate practice. Shakeela then relocated to Lancashire in 2017.

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