We have a proud history at the firm with several former solicitor’s being appointed Judges in the County Court and as Chairs of Tribunals.
Our current team of specialist lawyers are on hand to support you throughout your case. Our team includes skilled negotiators with the aim of trying to find an agreement that suits everyone and if necessary representing you at court.
We will be opening our Luton office in the coming months to increase our presence outside of London. We have experience of taking cases all the way to the Court of Appeal so if you have particularly complex or difficult circumstances, you can rely on us not to give up and to fight to get the resolution you need.
Some of the firms achievements have been recognised at various events.
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
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’
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.