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""Jay Patel embodies all that is best in a family lawyer in that he will settle a case if it is in the interests of his client, and, if not, he will fight his client's corner with vigour to ensure that he / she obtains the best outcome available."
Howard Shaw QC 29 Bedford Row
Jay acts for high net worth individuals in divorce cases involving substantial assets including companies and off shore assets held in trust. He has extensive experience in international work including child abduction, applications for leave to remove children permanently abroad and complex financial claims. He is also a resolution accredited family mediator helping separating couples make important decisions with regard to the care of their children and finances without recourse to Court proceedings.
He has represented a number of high profile individuals in business, media and sport recognising the importance of confidentiality for his clients. In particularly he has worked closely with the Iranian and Indian communities and brings another dimension to our team.
As an accredited member of the Law Society Family Panel and Resolution, you will receive expert advice, guidance and representation on your matter and his skills as a Mediator are invaluable in negotiating settlements at an early stage. He adopts a constructive and conciliatory approach to resolving disputes for his client but he is not afraid to take robust action to protect the interests of his clients through Court proceedings; when required. His biggest attribute is attention to detail leading to tailored made solutions for his clients.
He also regularly advises his wealthy clients on wealth protection on divorce. He recently negotiated and drafted the terms of a Post - nuptial agreement for an owner of a property company who had recently sold 30% of his stake in the business for £20m. In February 2015 Tempus Magazine commissioned and published an article on Pre- nuptial agreements "for richer and poorer" for their high net worth readership.
Jay has recently been recognised by Legal 500 with an individual listing as well as having his London team also recognised for the quality of their family work.
"Jay Patel at Shoosmiths LLP ‘supports clients every step of the way’" - Legal 500, 2017.
Jay is an avid Spurs fan; spending most of his spare time following his beloved club home and away.
BA (Hons) Law and Economics ( Bournemouth University )
Law Society Finals Course ( Chester College of Law )