Rachanda Shafei

  • Year of Call 2019

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Introduction

Rachanda practises both civil and family law. She has been instructed in over 600 hearings and regularly represents both Claimants and Defendants across small claims, applications, CMCs and CCMCs. She is developing a practice in family law, including financial remedies, children work, TOLATA and Family Law Act disputes, whilst also continuing to be instructed in a wide variety of civil matters. She combines a strong focus on client care with thorough preparation, persuasive advocacy and clear, practical advice.

Rachanda previously worked in litigation financing for matrimonial proceedings and Financial Dispute Resolution in respect of family disputes. She has experience with financially complex cases, some of which have involved international couples with offshore assets.

Rachanda also has significant experience in landlord and tenant disputes, HMO licencing, breach of contract, road traffic accidents, personal injury, flight delay, credit hire, consumer rights, debt recovery and bankruptcy.

Recently, Rachanda has advised on a significant claim for damages against Royal Mail which included making a formal application for relief from sanctions and amending grounds of appeal. She has also advised on quantum for three Claimants against a local authority for personal injury and harassment. She has since advised on a significant claim for psychiatric damages against the West Midlands Police.

Rachanda has established a busy practice and is experienced in drafting pleadings, applications, witness statements, quantum and liability, schedule of loss and opinions. She is instructed repeatedly by solicitors, with outstanding testimonials from clients.