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Fariha Shams


I have recently joined Gardner Croft as a Litigation Solicitor. Prior to this I worked in another local law firm.

I studied law as a mature student and graduated with 1st Class Honours from Canterbury Christchurch University. Following this I went to BPP Law School and studied the Legal Practice Course.

As a litigation solicitor I act on a broad range of contentious matters. These include but are not limited to, multi-party claims, commercial landlord and tenant disputes, construction disputes, beneficial interest disputes and contractual disputes.


  • Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
  • Awarded the Mooting Prize for the National Law Society Mooting Competition from Canterbury Christchurch University in 2015.


I am married with three young children and I enjoy weekly family movie time. When I do get some free time away from work and family, I love to cook.

Personal Mission Statement

I appreciate that litigation is a costly and stressful process and my aim is to keep both these minimal. I listen to my clients to understand their needs. This enables me to take a pragmatic approach in resolving their issues and get them the best possible solution.