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DX: 58017 Salisbury
Solicitor – Head of our Family Law Team
Dinshaw qualified as a solicitor in 1986 and is a Family Law specialist. He has practiced as a Family Lawyer for the last 25 years in Southampton and the New Forest before joining Bonallack & Bishop in May 2020.
He has experience of big money cases of complexity involving businesses, trusts, farms, and pensions as well as all matters relating to children (including claims for financial provision for children). As the son of a Colonel, Dinshaw grew up in the Army and this has led to a particular specialism in military family work, especially pension issues.
Dinshaw has sat as a Deputy District Judge for the last 10 years. This gives him a valuable insight into how cases are approached, and provides him with a more balanced view than many other lawyers working in this field of law. Whatever your family law problem, Dinshaw will provide advice on a fair and reasonable outcome, and how to achieve it cost effectively.
In addition, Dinshaw is a Collaborative Lawyer, and a Family Law Arbitrator, believing that where possible it is better to resolve family disputes outside of the court system. He has a wide experience in matters relating to and associated with relationship breakdowns, and regularly deals with claims involving cohabitees, their property and associated wealth. He provides legal help to those with wealth getting married drafting and advising on pre-marriage agreements. He also undertakes claims for those wishing to challenge wills under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Dinshaw is a practical, hands on lawyer who gets good results through friendly but firm negotiating skills. He is approachable but no-nonsense. He is widely travelled, has two daughters and believes that his life experience is integral to his ability to help his clients. Having been through a difficult divorce himself, he knows from both sides of the courtroom what it feels like.
In his private life, Dinshaw enjoys cricket, tennis and hacking around a golf course. He prefers being outdoors on land or water. A petrol head of sorts, he enjoys motor sports and driving generally.
Areas of work covered:
• Cohabitation disputes and agreements
• Children – arrangements on separation/divorce
• Collaborative Law
• Family Arbitration
• Financial claims on behalf of children
• Family Arbitration