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Shelly Pastakia


Shelly Pastakia is a solicitor in our Wills, Trusts and Estates team.

Shelly joined Bindmans in May 2020 as a newly qualified solicitor.  She undertakes a variety of non-contentious private client work, including:

  • Wills
  • Codicils
  • Deeds of Variation
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Deputyship Applications
  • Drafting Personal Injury Trust Deeds

Estate administration

Shelly acts for executors and personal representatives in relation to applications for Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration and deals with the wider aspects of estate administration. She also assists with contentious probate matters where there is an estate dispute and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Additionally, Shelly works with the Deputies of the firm who have been appointed by the Court of Protection to manage the day to day affairs of protected parties.

Education and career
  • Shelly obtained an LLB (Hons) from De Montfort University in Leicester in 2013, following which she completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, London, in 2015.
  • On completion of the Legal Practice Course in 2015, she joined a local Luton high street firm as a paralegal. Shelly completed her training contract there and qualified as a solicitor in September 2019.
What clients say

I would like to thank you for all the help you gave me in writing my will. The excellent treatment I received was beyond my expectations. Bindmans is truly top tier!

– Maria, 2024