Shaili Gohil-Desai


Shaili joined Burgess Mee as a newly qualified solicitor in December 2021. After obtaining a distinction in her masters on alternative dispute resolution in Family Law, Shaili worked as a paralegal and trainee solicitor in other London firms prior to joining Burgess Mee. She has had hands on experience in matrimonial finance and children cases as well as pre and post nuptial agreements and cohabitation law. 

Shaili made use of her spare time in between and after university by volunteering at a school in India and working at various prestigious institutions, including the Ministry of Justice and an international law firm in Beijing. 

A client said of Shaili “I can’t begin to express how eternally thankful I am to you all for your kind help on this journey. I am humbled at your kindness and so grateful to you all”.

Shaili is a member of Resolution, an organisation for family lawyers which promotes a constructive and non-confrontational approach to family law cases. 

Having always loved history, Shaili has assisted in the curation of many museum exhibitions and projects on the migration and cultures of various ethnic groups. She also loves to read and is an Indian classical dancer! 

Client testimonials:

"Shaili has been an incredible support to us through a very complicated and emotional surrogacy dispute. She has an amazing attention to detail and has been exemplary in case managing our proceedings. She always kept us informed and updated on developments in a professional and timely manner. However, most of all we thank Shaili for her friendly, caring and compassionate manner, which has made such a difference to us in very difficult circumstances. Shaili is a fantastic solicitor who has worked incredibly hard on behalf of our family and for that we will always be so grateful."

"Shaili is an extremely knowledgeable and expert solicitor. Her unwavering commitment to our case was truly exemplary. We had an international surrogacy and Shaili kept on top of things with regular follow-ups, keeping us informed every step of the way, and giving us the confidence that our case would be presented in the right way. Her keen eye for detail helped us identify errors and inconsistencies that would have gone unnoticed otherwise. She represented our voice to the court with the utmost professionalism and dedication, making sure our interests were always at the forefront."