Jaffar Shah

Partner and Head of Litigation

Jaffar graduated with a Law degree from the University of Hertfordshire before completing his Legal Practitioners Course at the University of Law in Bloomsbury, London. Prior to qualifying as a Solicitor, Jaffar worked for Shakespeare Martineau and Fieldfisher wherein he gained experience as a litigation fee earner. He then completed his training contract at a local firm and joined Deo Volente Solicitors in the Dispute Resolution department.  

Jaffar specialises in debt recovery, bankruptcy, residential and commercial possession hearings, setting aside default judgements, personal injury litigation and industrial disease cases. Jaffar is also a keen advocate and is comfortable in representing clients at hearings. 

Notable cases include: 

  • Representation at trial for a logistics company concerning a defence and a counterclaim brought by the company. The judge allowed the majority of the counterclaim and set it off from the money owed to the Claimant. 

  • Representation at an inquest in a wrongful death case. Successfully questioned the officer in charge of the investigation who agreed with the family concerning the entry point on tothe rail tracks. 

  • Representation at an infant approval settlement hearing. Successfully argued that the parents should have access to a portion of the settlement for the child’s educational purposes. 

  • Defended a company in regards to a debt which was successfully negotiated down to £19,000.00 with a payment plan agreed. This was settled prior to trial. 

  • Negotiated a payment plan for clients in an employment matter. This resulted in the matter settling before enforcement proceedings were carried out. 

  • Successfully claimed compensation in the sum of £35,000.00 for a client who suffered amputation of his right thumb. This case was settled within 6 months of instruction. 

  • Successfully claimed compensation in excess of £100,000.00 for  a client who suffered from an asbestos related disease under the governments Diffuse Mesothelioma payment scheme. 

Outside of work Jaffar enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is also the captain of Caddington Cricket Club, a team which plays in the Four Counties Cricket League. 

Jaffar Shah

To contact Jaffar directly:
Tel: 01234860502
E: j.shah@dvsolicitors.com

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