We have a proud history at the firm with several former solicitors having been appointed as Judges in the County Court and as Chairs of Tribunals. This year our outstanding team were invited to the prestigious Solicitor Journal Awards 2016 hosted by the BBC’s Andrew Marr.
The firm were also shortlisted at the SME awards 2016 for Legal Provider of the year and more recently shortlisted for the LawWorks probono awards 2016 for Best Contribution by a Small Firm.
Meet the Family Team
Mukesh Badhan – Partner / Family Solicitor
Kesh is a solicitor specialising in all aspects of family law and joined Tyrer Roxburgh in 2006. He was promoted to partner in 2011.
Joint Head of the Family law department Kesh has extensive experience in all areas of private and public law, specialising in divorce and separation cases, financial proceedings, injunctions and children matters including contact and residence disputes.
He provides regular legal advice on the family duty schemes at the Family Courts in Barnet and Edmonton, at Hearthstone (Haringey Domestic Violence Advice and Support Centre) and for the Citizens Advice Bureau.
An experienced advocate in the Family proceedings Court and County Courts. He is a member of the Law Society Family Law Panel and Resolution for family lawyers.
Kesh is our resident Family Law Guru and can be found on the BBC Asian Network radio station where he provides advice to the listeners and callers in his regular Guru slot.
In his spare time he can be found playing football, training for 10k races and marathons, cooking and eating indian food and tweeting from @Kesh11.
Additional Languages: Punjabi and Hindi
Vasoulla Constantinou – Family Solicitor
Vas Constantinou joined the team as a Solicitor in the Family Law department in 2015. Having qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and starting her career in Cardiff city centre, Vas moved to London in 2006 and has continued to dedicate expanding and developing her experience in family law.
Vas is an enthusiastic and ambitious family law solicitor and strives towards obtaining the best possible results and outcome for her clients. Vas prides herself on her friendly, approachable and professional manner.
Vas deals with all areas of matrimonial and family law matters including divorce and financial proceedings, dissolution of civil partnerships, cohabitation disputes and all issues concerning children. Vas has worked hard in developing an extensive high profile caseload, dealing regularly with high net worth clients. Vas has also been involved in highly complex and sensitive children issues resulting in outstanding successful outcomes.
Vas is also a member of Resolution, an organisation committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes in a non-confrontational manner. By being a member Vasoulla is committed to encouraging solutions that consider the needs of the whole family – and in particular the best interests of children. In addition Vasoulla is in the process of expanding her profile by joining other panel memberships, such as the Family Law Panel.
In her spare time, Vas enjoys travelling, both home and away and has ventured into scuba diving, which she intends to master to perfection. In addition Vas is enjoys attending the theatre and getting stuck into a good book.
Languages: Modern Greek
‘keep up your good work, as you are delivering excellent service to clients.’
Philip Eldin-Taylor – Consultant / Family Solicitor
Philip is a highly experienced Children’s lawyer and has acted in a number of high profile cases, both in the criminal and children law cases.
Philip was called to the Bar in 1976 following spending three years at the Inns of Court School of Law. After qualifying he travelled for 14 month spending 8 months in Australia and travelling back to London overland through the Asian subcontinent and up through Afghanistan and Iran to Europe.
After doing his Pupilage he went on to practice at the bar in criminal law before transferring to the solicitor’s side of the profession and following the transfer he was able to maintain rights of Audience in all courts. At the time of transfer to be a solicitor he was continuing to practice in the Criminal law field, joining Prince Evans as head of their Criminal Department. He was made a salaried partner in that firm.
Over the period spent with Prince Evans (15 years) he started to practice in the children field and was involved in some of the earliest cases under the Children Act 1989. At the same time legal aid was changing with the introduction of franchising which lead eventually to the current contracting regime. Children cases so became Philip’s main area of focus becoming a member of the Children Panel.
In 2002 with his assistant solicitor from Prince Evans and her partner he set up Frank Brazell and Partners and was the head of the family department. The Criminal side of his practice was dropped and now he concentrates on Children Act cases, both public and private law matters being undertaken.
He is now a consultant at Tyrer Roxburgh.
Jon Howlett – Family Caseworker / Office Manager
Jon joined Tyrer Roxburgh Solicitors in 2009 and in 2010 transferred to the Family Department. Jon specialises in divorce and domestic violence cases (Injunctions including Non-Molestation Orders & Occupation Orders).
Jon provides free legal advice at Hearthstone (Haringey Domestic Violence Advice and Support Centre) and is excellent at representing vulnerable clients and victims of domestic violence.
In addition to his casework Jon is also responsible for the firm attaining Lexcel accreditation to ensure good practice is maintained in all departments.
‘you listen, care and show concern’
‘I would highly recommend the firm’
Nishmita Bhamra – Trainee Solicitor
Nishmita joined the family department at Tyrer Roxburgh in May 2016. She has experience assisting senior solicitors in care proceedings, representing parents in pre-proceedings and has run a caseload which includes divorce and child arrangements matters. She has experience advising and assisting victims of domestic violence which includes injunction and forced marriage cases.
Nishmita obtained her 2:1 LLB (Hons) in Law in 2009 and obtained a commendation on the Legal Practice Course from BPP Law School, Holborn in 2012.
Prior to joining Tyrer Roxburgh, Nishmita taught English in Japan for two years and travelled extensively around Asia and the Americas.
Meet The Housing Team
Sean Shanmuganathan – Partner / Housing Solicitor
D Shanmuganathan (Sean) is a qualified Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Rights Audience) and Accredited Mediator.
Sean joined Tyrer Roxburgh Solicitors in March 2008 and became a partner in 2011. He has been practising law since 1990. He was practising at Madras High Court (India) for nearly six years before he was embarking on his mission to complete 2 more Post-graduate Degrees from Aberystwyth University in Law. He has completed 5 Degrees: B.Sc., M.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., and a Ph.D. He was working with Duncan Lewis Solicitors as a Housing Paralegal. He qualified as a Solicitor in December 2005.
Sean has higher rights of audience and undertakes the advocacy in his cases. He has extensive experience in all areas of housing issues including possession proceedings, eviction (bailiff notice), disrepair, transfer, homeless, harassment, unlawful/illegal eviction and rent deposit issues. He acts for Local Authority, Housing associations and private landlords tenants.
Sean has provided legal advice on the housing duty schemes at Barnet and Edmonton County Courts and for the Citizens Advice Bureau.
One of Sean’s hobbies has been to publish scholarly articles in various Law Journals on the subjects of Environmental Law, Public Law and International Law.
Shanmuganathan, D & Warren L.M “Case Law Analysis: Status of Sustainable Development as a Principle of National and International Law: The Indian Approach” (1997) 9 Journal of Environmental Law 387-402
Shanmuganathan, D “Judicial Activism or Constitutional Obligation: Study of the Indian Supreme Court’s Guidance for Standards in Public Life” (2000) 27 Journal of Malaysian & Comparative Law 103
Shanmuganathan, D. “Fiat justitia, ruat coelum: Is the International Court of Justice aware of this? “2001 (34) Amicus Curiae 20
Shanmuganathan, D. “Parliamentary privilege in India” 2000 (30) Amicus Curiae 9
Sean’s father persuaded him to become a lawyer in order to conduct their land disputes at Madras High Court. They were reported as: Dharmaraja Vellalar vs Ramachandra Vellalar And Ors. (1993) 1 Madras Law Journal 426; and C Dharamaraja Vellalar VS. Ramachandra Vellalar LAWS(MAD)-1996-7-131 High Court Of Madras
Additional Languages: Tamil
Ronak Ahmed – Housing Solicitor
Qualifying as a solicitor in 2006, Ronak joined Tyrer Roxburgh Solicitors LLP having worked in a number of law firms and a national charity across London and the home counties. Ronak has specialised in Landlord & Tenant work since 2003 both dealing with landlords, managing agents and tenants. Ronak has also dealt with Debt and Welfare Benefits so has some understanding of both areas. Furthermore, Ronak has extensive experience of advocacy which includes county court duty schemes in Edmonton, Bow, Clerkenwell & Shoreditch and Uxbridge County Courts amongst others. Ronak has previously established new Landlord & Tenant departments and the challenges that this brings.
In terms of legal work, Ronak provides a robust professional legal service ensuring that all possible legal remedies are exhausted to the benefit of his clients. If there is something more that can be done for a client, Ronak will do it. At Tyrer Roxburgh Solicitors LLP, Ronak specialises in Landlord & Tenant work carrying out all casework from the start of a case to the final hearing with the support of his colleagues.
Whilst at the national charity, Shelter, Ronak managed a team of legal advisors dealing with both work under the London Councils Grants Programme and the Legal Aid Agency. The types of cases dealt with include possession claims, homelessness, disrepair, allocations & housing benefit. Shelter campaigns on housing issues seeking changes in the law and provides legal advice to those with housing problems. The services Ronak was involved with comprised a telephone advice line and face to face surgeries across London from Hounslow to Bexley. Ronak dealt with external stakeholders and ensured that advisors were meeting their targets and the key performance indicators for the relevant contracts. Specifically, Ronak interviewed new staff & inducting them into their new roles, carried out monthly one to one supervision meetings to review performance, annual appraisals, chairing team meetings, carrying out file reviews to monitor casework quality, setting Performance Improvement Plans, marketing and responded to client complaints.
Additionally, Ronak is a part time law lecturer teaching with the Open University and covers Land, Equity & Trusts and Contract & Tort law on the LL.B. Law degree. The role requires the marking of assessments, providing regular face to face and online tutorials and support via a variety of means including Adobe Connect which is an online presentation platform. Ronak himself holds both the LL.B and LL.M degrees in Law.
With the little remaining time, Ronak enjoys gardening, DIY and likes travelling to far flung areas around the world and exploring other cultures.
Natasha Chand – Legal Administrator
Natasha joined the firm in November 2016 as a Legal Administrator for the housing team. For the past 6 years she has previously worked for different law firms building up her experience in a legal environment. She has experience in supporting legal teams in managing their cases.
Natasha has extensive experience as a personal assistant to Senior Partners in her previous employment where her duties have been highly varied. She has experience in ensuring the successful running of legal departments with a variety of management tasks which include liaising and engaging with client’s, suppliers and ensuring that any social commitments are addressed appropriately.