Shabnam is a partner in the enfranchisement team.

She specialises in lease extension and enfranchisement matters, primarily under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 working with a variety of clients ranging from high net worth individuals and companies to individual leaseholders and investor landlords. Shabnam has carved out a niche in right of first refusal matters pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987.

Shabnam advises on a wide range of other landlord and tenant matters including advising residents' freehold and management companies on various issues including block management, service charges and consultation requirements and rights for major works as well the Right to Manage. She is also a qualified mediator.

Having worked for the Leasehold Advisory Service for 14 years as an adviser and manager, she has an excellent understanding of residential leasehold law and a wealth of experience of dealing with a variety of clients.

Shabnam has contributed to outreach events speaking to groups of clients ranging from leaseholders in a block, to helping MPs with advice surgeries right through to presenting at LEASE's own leaseholder conferences. She has continued this at Russell-Cooke by speaking at various events including the firm’s property seminars and speaking at events hosted by large training providers. She has also had various articles published in the press.

Shabnam joined Russell-Cooke in September 2015 following its merger with Alan Edwards & Co and became a senior associate in 2017. She was promoted to partner in 2021.

  • Qualified as a solicitor in July 2007
  • Completed her law degree at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London
  • Completed the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law before becoming a solicitor
  • Shabnam was part of the steering group which created the new Leasehold Engagement guide by TPAS (Tenants Participation Advisory Service)