About Shaar Bridge
Shaar Bridge is a new and modern law firm opened in 2019 in Bedford. The firm carefully selected experienced individuals with drive, passion and commitment towards helping people.
The firms Managing Partner Jaffar Shah promotes the “JSC” slogan which stands for Justice for all based on the promotion of Social equality underpinned by a real desire for Customer focus. The JSC principle has not only motivated Jaffar to provide a real and empathetic alternative law practice but also secure the long-term vision of helping everyone in need of legal advice regardless of their financial power. It is with this mindset that the idea of Shaar Bridge was born.
We know that law firms can be traditional and sometimes this does not go hand in hand with the way in which things work today. Shaar Bridge is not only a practice that is focused on providing excellent service and result to clients but is also a digital law firm. This means that we use advanced software to enable us to provide accurate work for our clients and to keep up to date with law. Shaar Bridge is also dedicated to equality and diversity. We are firm believers of equality and ensure that this is an important value of ours.
Shaar Bridge is a client focused results driven legal practice. Quality work and excellence in service are by products of passionate solicitors that work here. We pride ourselves by going the extra mile for our clients so that the best possible result is achieved.
Having trust and confidence in your solicitors is very important to us and we want to ensure our clients that we will work our hardest in ensuring they get the desired outcomes. This can be only achieved through understanding that every member of staff at Shaar Bridge has the ethos of not allowing cooperate formalities compromise the quality of legal service.
Customer care is an essential part of any service-based organization and it is something that we take very seriously. Meticulous attention to detail and a bespoke service is the reason why Shaar Bridge is becoming a front runner in the legal industry in Bedford.
We aim to become the legal stalwarts of Bedford and beyond and hope that in our legal progression we assist as many people as we can.
Jaffar is the Managing Partner of Shaar Bridge Solicitors and is known for his aggressive litigation and advocacy.
Having previously worked at an international city law firm, he is a specialist in civil and commercial litigation with a great interest in employment law and contentious probate matters. His clients often comment on his attention to detail, clear legal advice together with his solutions-based approach.
5 Notable Cases
Settled a defamation action in the sum of £450,000.00 for an internationally renowned client
Recovered in excess of £200,000.00 for an individual suffering from asbestos related cancer
Successfully removed an executor from a will which had assets in excess of £300,000.00
Negotiated an unfair dismissal case which settled for £11,000.00 within 3 weeks of instruction
Successfully negotiated a higher percentage split in favour of his client in a financial proceedings matter
Ji Kyung Yang
Ji graduated with a Law degree from the University of London before successfully completing her Legal Practice Course with distinction at the BPP Law School in Holborn, London.
Ji has over ten years’ experience in a wide range of legal and corporate matters both in the UK and South Korea. Before joining Shaar Bridge Solicitors, Ji worked for DV Solicitors dealing with various kinds of civil and commercial litigation matters such as disputes resolution, debt recovery and insolvency, and contentious and non-contentious probate. Ji also worked for Kim & Chang, the largest law firm in South Korea, being involved in large-scale corporate transactions such as M&A, private equity funds and initial public offering at New York Stock Exchange.
Her goal is to provide the best quality legal service to our clients by listening more to what they say and focusing on every possible solution we can provide.
Nilima graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2013 with a 1st in LLB Law, and completed her LLM LPC at the University of Law in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Nilima worked with the Financial Ombudsman Service as an Adjudicator. As an Adjudicator, she dealt with various disputes between small and large businesses as well as individuals. Nilima’s role was to find a solution between parties and ensure everyone was happy with the result. With the highest record in her department at the Ombudsman Service, she was then promoted to casework development where she assessed how to continue improving the Service as a whole.
Nilima Left the Ombudsman Service January 2017 to gain further experience and joined the Crown Prosecution Service as a Paralegal.
During her time with the CPS, Nilima was able to learn and gain experience in areas such as Proceeds of Crime, traffic offences, offences against the person and many more. Nilima’s experience in court allowed her to see both sides and is now able determine the outcome of many cases.
Our sponsored charity for 2020 is Sight Concern in Bedford. Assisting and getting involved with the community is a huge part of Shaar Bridge. We are involved in many events around Bedford and volunteer with charities.
We are based in the heart of Bedford, at 26 Mill Street, just off the high street. Our spacious office has private and comfortable meetings rooms.