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Meet the Team

Shinder Johal

Role:
Managing Partner
Department:
Wills and Probate
Litigation
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Shinder qualified as a solicitor in 1983 and was one of the founder members of Mills Chody following the merger of Chody & Co and Mills Curry & Gaskell in 1989. Shinder holds an MBA in Legal Practice from Nottingham Law School. 

Shinder is the head of the firm’s Litigation Department and has acted on a wide range of litigation matters over the years including:
  • Contractual Disputes, 
  • Claims for damages in Personal Injury
  • Inheritance Act Claims
  • Company Disputes 
  • Insolvency matters.
Shinder is also a member of the Wills and Probate department and has extensive experience in dealing with Wills, Probate and Letters of Administration.

When he is not working Shinder enjoys travelling, reading and attending the theatre. Shinder also speaks fluent Punjabi. « Hide details

David Ford

Role:
Partner
Department:
Commercial Property
Commercial Law
Conveyancing
Corporate Law
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David qualified as a solicitor in 1989 and worked at Winter Taylors before joining Mills Chody in 1995. He became a partner in 1997 and is the current head of the Commercial Property and Corporate Law Departments at the firm. David is based at Mills Chody’s Kenton Office.

David has advised and acted for clients in a wide range of areas including:
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Commercial Conveyancing and Business Leases
  • Company Start-Ups
  • Business Acquisitions, including Pharmacy and Optician purchases
  • Premises Licencing
  • Partnership agreements, joint ventures and shareholder agreements

In his spare time, David enjoys walking, travelling, photography, swimming and rock climbing. « Hide details

Karamjit Dulai

Role:
Partner
Department:
Commercial Property
Residential Property

Specialism:
Residential and Commercial Conveyancing
Commercial Leases
Sale and Purchase of Businesses

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Karamjit has a wealth of experience in both residential and commercial conveyancing and has acted for clients across a range of matters including:
  • Advising client on all aspects of property development
  • Acting on high net worth sales and purchases up to the value of £4,000,000
  • Acting for private and public companies and individuals
  • Acting for lenders in connection with mortgage loans
  • Advising and dealing with all aspects of commercial leases, including rent review, assignment and renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Advising clients on the sale and purchase of businesses, including securing funding

In his spare time Karamjit enjoys both playing, and following, tennis. « Hide details

Ranjeet Johal

Role:
Partner
Department:
Litigation
Specialism:
Civil and Commercial Litigation
Landlord and Tenant
Professional Negligence
Chancery
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Ranjeet joined the litigation department at Mills Chody in August 2009 and following a successful period as a solicitor became a partner in May 2013. Ranjeet holds an LLB from Nottingham University and passed his LPC with distinction at Nottingham Law School.

Ranjeet has carried out a range of work including the following:
  • Advised on Shareholder and Unfair Prejudice Disputes
  • Advised clients on claims for breach of contract and breach of trust
  • Acted on claims under the Inheritance (Provisions for Families and Dependants) Act 1985
  • Advised clients on debt recovery, insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Acting in complex Landlord and Tenant disputes including possession proceedings, lease extensions, service charge disputes and dilapidations proceedings
  • Acted for both Claimants and Defendants in Professional Negligence claims, including claims against Solicitors and Estate Agents
Ranjeet has also worked on the following matters:

  • Andrew Brown and Others v InnovatorOne plc (in liquidation) and Others [2011] EWHC 119 (Comm)
  • United Vending Limited v Desai [2011] EWHC 919 QB

Ranjeet is an avid Derby County fan and travels to watch their games whenever he can. He also enjoys cricket and going to the gym. « Hide details

Ray Brownson

Role:
Solicitor
Department:

Family and Child Care Law
Litigation

Specialism:
Family Law
Landlord and Tenant Litigation

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Ray qualified as a solicitor at Strachan St George Solicitors in 1997 and subsequently worked at Hughes and Co before joining Mills Chody in September 2001.

Ray has acted for clients in a number of different matters, including:
  • Advising on all aspects of divorce, including financial aspects
  • Advising on a range of Landlord and Tenant disputes, including both commercial and residential matters
  • Representing clients in Children Act proceedings
  • Acting in a number of cohabitation disputes and trusts for land litigation
  • Dealing with urgent applications for injunctions in domestic violence cases

In his spare time, Ray enjoys keeping fit and immersing himself in history. He is a follower of Formula 1 and is also the treasurer of the Salonika Campaign Society. « Hide details

Manisha Gadhia

Role:
Solicitor
Department:
Commercial Property
Conveyancing
Specialism:
Residential and Commercial Conveyancing
Commercial Leases
Leasehold Enfranchisement
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Manisha practices in all areas of residential and commercial property including:

  • Sale and Purchase of freehold/leasehold properties including New Builds and Shared Ownership;
  • Transfer of Equity & Re-Mortgages including transfers by way of Court/Consent Orders; 
  • All aspects of commercial leases and business sales/purchases; 
  • Lease Extensions/Enfranchisement, acting for both Landlords and Tenants;
  • Acting for individuals, small businesses and investor clients

Manisha is a yoga and swimming enthusiast.  She is a volunteer at a locally funded charity for adults and children with disabilities.  She participated in the 5k Race for Life run organised by Cancer Research UK in 2012 and hopes to take part annually.

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Anju Kohli

Role:
Solicitor
Department:
Family and Child Care Law
Specialism:
Divorce
Judicial Separation
Cohabitation
Child Care Law
Financial Claims
Pre-nuptial Agreements
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Anju hold a LLB from Queen Mary, University of London and completed her LPC at the Inns of Court School of Law, City University.  Anju qualified as a solicitor in May 2012 and practices in all aspects of Family and Child Care Law including:

• Advising on all aspects of Divorce

• Advising on all aspects of Judicial Separation and Cohabitation

• Advising on pre-nuptial agreements

• Advising on all financial aspects of marriage breakdown, including dealing with highly complex and high net worth financial claims

• Dealing with urgent applications for injunctions in domestic violence cases

• Advising on all aspects of Children Act proceedings, including acting for either parent in residence, child arrangements, prohibited steps and specific issue order applications

• Consideration given to out of Court settlements at all stages, including negotiations and mediation

Anju has also worked on the following matter in respect of the proceedings in the Family Court:

• Aidiniantz v Riley [2015] EWCOP 65 (13 October 2015)

Anju enjoys long walks, going to the gym, spending time with her family and travelling. She takes part in the Race for Life annually to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Anju is proficient in Hindi and Punjabi.

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Asieh Salehzehi

Role:
Solicitor
Department:
Family and Child Care Law
Specialism:
Divorce
Private Law Children
Civil Partnerships
Ancillary Relief
Cohabitation
Domestic Violence
Financial Applications
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Asieh qualified as a solicitor in 2011 from a large legal 500 firm.

Asieh has a varied practice and acts for parents, grandparents and other associated parties in proceedings.
 
As a member of Resolution, Asieh is committed to adopting a non-confrontational approach to matters and prides herself on providing proactive and constructive advice from the start.

Asieh is also a volunteer on the Family Advice Line at Rights of Woman.
 
In her spare time Asieh enjoys travelling, fundraising for various charitable organisations and spending time with friends and family.

Asieh speaks Farsi.

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Malcolm Muir

Role:
Solicitor
Department:
Wills and Probate
Specialism:
Private Client Matters
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Malcolm studied Law at University of North London in 1992 and completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in York in 1994.  He also has attained a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Brunel University London in 1995. He qualified as a Legal Executive in 2001 and then as a Solicitor in 2005.  He has experience of working with Legal 500 firms in the City and Hertfordshire.

Malcolm has been specialising in Wills, Probate and Trusts since 1998 and joined Mills Chody's Private Client department in March 2017.

Malcolm is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly, a national association of lawyers who specialise in legal services for older people and their carers.

Malcolm has two children and enjoys family life.  He is a lifelong follower and season ticket holder of Watford Football Club and enjoys rock music and traditional Irish music.

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Naina Ahmed

Role:
Conveyancing Executive
Department:
Conveyancing
Specialism:
Residential Conveyancing
Commercial Conveyancing
Lease Extensions
Remortgages
Compulsory Purchases
Right to Buy
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Naina has over 20 years experience in Residential and Commercial Conveyancing, Lease Extensions and Remortgages.

Naina has worked for several large conveyancing practices and works efficiently and diligently, always putting the client's needs first.  She has a loyal following of clients, estate agents and mortgage brokers.

In addition to English, Naina speaks fluent Gujarathi and Urdu.

In her spare time she enjoys dancing and singing. « Hide details