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business + property


Justin has over 20 years experience in business and property, both as an investor and director and as a lawyer. He specialises in business sales and purchases, contracts, franchising and property finance. He also has expertise in Landlord and Tenant law, lease extensions and enfranchisement.

Justin helps business and individuals to reach commercially-minded conclusions.

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+44 20 3432 7181


Justin Selig studied at the University of Kent, trained at Jay Benning& Levine and qualified as a solicitor in 1994. Justin moved to the Tanning Shop as their company solicitor in 1995. He subsequently rose to the position of Legal Director of Bodycare International Ltd,  the parent company of The Tanning Shop. He subsequently joined TDG Plc in 2002 as Senior Legal Counsel. In 2006 TDG became Justin’s first client in the firm that was to become Selig + Partners.


In 2012 Justin bought a share of Landlord Action and turned it into one of the first Alternative Business Structures (ABS). It became the first eviction specialists to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. At Landlord Action, Justin was responsible for a team of in-house lawyers  handling over 400 live housing disputes at any given time. He sold the business to Hamilton Fraser PLC in 2017. During his tenure at Landlord Action, Justin gained valuable experience in complex housing matters and was instrumental in some Court of Appeal cases which have charted the course of Housing legislation.

commercial + residential property

Nikki Shamash

With over 15 years experience, Nikki has expertise in commercial and residential property transactions. She specialises in the purchase and sale of residential and commercial property and the leasing of commercial property. Managing agents, property funds, developers, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals all benefit from Nikki’s expertise and passion for everything property.

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+44  20 3432 7184


Nikki Shamash is a Director of Selig + Partners. She qualified as a solicitor in 2003 at Mishcon de Reya. She moved to Teacher Stern LLP and then to CorrenTroen before joining Selig + Partners in 2012.

commercial litigation


Alison has been at the sharp end of disputes for over 20 years and has worked on some groundbreaking legal actions. She specialises in commercial litigation, achieving commercial resolutions for a wide range of clients, from companies to high profile individuals. She is also called on by other firms of solicitors where they are unable to act due to a conflict of interest.

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+44 20 3432 7182


Alison is a Director at Selig and Partners and an experienced commercial dispute resolution lawyer.  She is a confident negotiator who has experience of alternative dispute resolution methods including mediation and arbitration.  Prior to working at Selig + Partners, Alison was a partner in the sport and media litigation team at Teacher Stern LLP. There she acted for numerous celebrities and sports personalities including Dwain Chambers, Ashley Cole, Jude Law, Daniel Craig and Vanessa Feltz.  She also acted for Express Newspapers defending defamation claims.

Alison is trusted by clients to give considered, practical and commercial advice, wherever possible avoiding the need for litigation. However where litigation is necessary, Alison has experience in successfully bringing and defending claims to trial in both the County Court and the High Court.

Alison’s practice areas in detail:
  • Commercial disputes – contractual disputes between businesses and/or individuals.
  • Misrepresentation claims.
  • Professional Negligence Claims against solicitors, surveyors and other professionals.
  • Defamation claims.
  • Passing off and other intellectual property claims.
  • Probate claims brought by executors and beneficiaries.
  • Claims against insurers
  • Debt collection.
  • Enforcement of UK and foreign judgements.


What Alison’s clients say about her

“Alison, helped in so many ways, she has a lot of integrity, knowledge and real care for her client which is a rare commodity nowadays. She always analysed the issues properly and advised on all available options.”   N. Farrouki

“First class in dealing with our problem.”  Ray Symons

“Very professional, excellent communication between us throughout our case and which resulted in a successful outcome to our litigation.  We will use you again and highly recommend.” Gold N’Image Limited

“I will be forever grateful for the amazing effort you and Justin put into this matter on my behalf and the thought forever remains with me that none of this would have been at all possible without you.”

“If there were only more Lawyers out there who were willing to bridge the gap between the law and justice in the way that you have done.”  Jason Smith


Fiona Blakey

Fiona has been advising clients on employment law matters for 18 years. She advises both employers and employees on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law. Using her expertise and experience gained in-house and in private practice, Fiona gives practical and business-focused legal advice and actively helps clients to find solutions and resolve issues.

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Fiona trained at magic circle firm Linklaters before moving to media firm, Harbottle and Lewis. After leaving private practice, she went on to hold senior in-house roles with large, high profile companies with diverse and international workforces: Virgin Atlantic, M&S and Paramount Pictures. Fiona set up her own employment practice 10 years ago, and now has a successful and busy employment practice. Fiona has a talent for getting to the heart of an issue and giving succinct, practical and commercial legal advice. She is approachable and has excellent communication skills and judgement.
Fiona’s practice includes:

  • Day to day advisory work including effective workplace communications; managing sickness absence and performance management
  • Conducting and advising on investigations, disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Discrimination in the workplace, maternity rights, flexible working and the return to work
  • Planning and implementing restructures and redundancies
  • Business reorganisations and service provision including TUPE
  • Advising companies on exit strategies and dismissals
  • Advising employees on terminations and negotiating exit arrangements for senior executives and employees
  • Drafting and advising on contracts for all types of workers including post termination restrictions
  • Managing the impact of COVID on the workplace, working arrangements and staff
  • Employment Tribunal and High Court Litigation

What Fiona’s clients say:-
“Thanks for all your help! Super helpful the entire way and felt like you had our back all the time! Best money we spent in 8 years!”
Laurie Weitzkorn and Stas Anastasiou, Just Seventy Limited
“Thank you for your continued support. You have become invaluable to me. Knowing you are on hand with the expertise and personal support.”
Tracy Landy, Clowns Nursery Owner and Manager
“Fiona, thanks very much you have been a really excellent advisor and source of support through this very difficult process. I hope that we can stay in touch and I will definitely refer you on.”
Individual client

property + probate

Natalie Gefen

After running her own law firm specialising in commercial and property law, Natalie joined our team in 2009. In residential conveyancing Natalie has particular expertise in new builds and developments. She also advises on property financing, and ground rent portfolios.

Natalie is also a highly experienced probate lawyer and heads the firm’s Private Client department advising on all matters of Probate and Estate Administration and Wills.

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+44 20 8912 2477


Natalie Gefen studied at The University of Leeds and The College of Law, London, trained in SJBerwin and qualified as a solicitor in 2004. Natalie has been a Consultant at the Selig + Partners since 2009 specialising in residential property work, specifically for developers and Probate, Wills and Estate Administration. She has specific expertise in assisting Executor clients obtain Probate or resealing of a foreign Probate in the UK Courts, where a deceased has died domiciled outside of the UK

Natalie prides herself on providing excellent advice as efficiently as possible, to enable her clients to achieve their desired objectives.

commercial + residential property

Anthony Landes

Anthony is a commercial and residential property lawyer with 5o years of experience.
In that time, Anthony has handled most kinds of transactional property work, including sales, purchases, leases for Landlords and for Tenants, assignments , financing documentation for Lenders and for Borrowers, Option agreements, development and planning documentation.

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His expertise extends to the many varied and wide-ranging major and minor issues and questions that arise in the property arena and he utilises it to ensure he can provide quality commercial and practical conveyancing advice to business and individuals.

He has gained his experience and expertise by working from time to time within his own Practice, as a Partner/ Consultant Solicitor in different Practices, large and small, and whilst acting as Consultant Legal Counsel to a substantial private property company.

His primary objective is that his clients receive a consistently high quality, efficient, and effective service.

commercial + residential property

Philip Cowen

Philip has specialised in all aspects of commercial property and residential conveyancing for 45 years both as a sole practitioner and partner in Cottrills.
He now works with the firm as a consultant bringing his extensive experience and knowledge of commercial and residential property, specialising in acquisition, disposal and leasing of individual properties and large and complex sites.

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Philip’s skill is in quickly understanding a client’s needs and providing a high quality, personal service. He takes time to understand exactly what each situation needs and advises clients to get the best deals possible, adding real value to a transaction.

commercial litigation + debt recovery

Emma Phillips

15 years experience as a property litigator for Emma coincided with some of the UK’s most economically challenging times. She has acted in hundreds of disputes for lenders, property developers, property management companies, private landlords as well as large commercial and residential landlords.

Emma’s no nonsense, commercial approach is highly valued by clients who trust her to achieve the best outcome in any given situation.

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+44 7976 546799


Emma joined Selig + Partners in April 2011, specialising in commercial and general litigation matters and debt recovery.

Emma trained and qualified in law at Vizards Staples & Bannisters, and then joined Fuglers Law in 2003, where she worked her way up to partnership. She thrives on the challenging nature of the profession and enjoys the opportunity to advise clients on challenging cases. Emma likes the variety of interesting people she works with and represents, many of whom have inspired her and her career.


Claire Saffer

Claire is an experienced planning solicitor and has advised clients across the commercial, residential, retail, hotel and energy sectors on all stages of the development process. She supports the work of the firm’s wider real estate team, advising on the planning aspects of acquisitions and disposals as well as providing stand-alone advice on matters including interpretation of planning permissions and conditions, application and appeal strategy, heritage issues and Community Infrastructure Levy strategy.

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Claire has a wealth of experience drafting and negotiating agreements to enable development, including section 106 and highways agreements, and enjoys working as part of clients’ wider consultant teams to secure planning permission or optimise existing schemes. Claire’s experience also encompasses planning inquiries, judicial review and pre-submission review of planning applications and environmental statements.


Prior to working as a consultant for Selig+Partners, Claire trained and qualified at CMS Cameron McKenna in 2007 where she spent ten years before moving to Forsters.

global immigration law expert

Daliah Sklar

Daliah Sklar, a law graduate of Manchester University, registered UK Solicitor & Israeli Attorney. She is a registered Public Notary and a certified translator for British Embassy. Her capacious knowledge of Global Immigration Law ranges from US Corporate & family Law to UK Immigration for companies, entrepreneurs, extraordinary ability individuals to European and British family cases. Additionally her expertise covers Citizenship by Investment and by descent programs, consulting on options to gain European, Caribean or Middle Eastern passports through legitimate Government programs.

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Daliah has over 15 years experience as a professional solicitor and has assisted thousands of clients all over the world from Public companies to single low income parents. In a recent case, she successfully helped a young lady to accomplish her dream and after she was approved US Citizenship in less than two months. The client had been cut off by both her parents for religious differences at the age of 12, had been living in foster care and had been rejected by the US Embassy three times. We all shed a tear of happiness.

Daliah can assess a case after a short consultation, strategically design a time-line to help the client plan for his future move with his family, advise the client regarding legal tax obstacles that may arise where they should seek professional advice, advise on anticipated costs and most importantly on the chances of success based on any surprises that may arise. Both UKVI and USCIS, today are ploughing through individuals social media, and seeking material daily to use as evidence against a potential migrant, using Facial recognition methods to capture evidence of past visits and the burden of proof today regarding all facts submitted lies with the applicant. An expert immigration lawyer must project, anticipate and focus on intricate details of his clients case.


Janina Shatz

Janina Shatz qualified as a solicitor in 1999 having achieved a commendation in her professional exams. After a number of years in City firms, Janina moved in to HR and subsequently into management. She now looks after all the compliance and accounts aspects of the firm to ensure best practice is maintained.


+44 20 3432 7180

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