Sheata Karim

Sheata Karim

Senior Partner

Personal Experience

Sheata is the Founder, Managing Partner and Solicitor-Advocate of Grayfords. Sheata has an expert knowledge of all areas within family law and has a successful record of representing both high net worth individuals and their spouses, often in cases with international jurisdiction issues. She specialises in complex financial assets cases and international children cases within divorce and family breakdown. Her direct, transparent, approach with her clients coupled with both the ongoing empathy and tenacity required for her clients going through life-challenging times, has gained her a reputation for achieving the best possible results in a highly cost-effective manner.

Sheata has developed her in-depth experience from working across a range of reputable niche family law firms before founding Grayfords. She is passionate about delivering tailor-made, unique, cost-effective advice to each client all whilst ensuring there is absolute transparency on probable case outcome or settlement. Sheata either advocates in court herself for her clients or assigns the most relevant expertise and compatible barrister. She has worked with the most well-respected and successful barristers and can quickly identify the best barrister to achieve the required result at well negotiated fees.

Sheata is also a recognised family law expert within the media and has written articles for both local and national newspapers.


University of Machester, College of Law, London, BPP, London


Bengali and French


“I contacted Sheata at the worst time in my life. Within a few minutes of talking to the team, I felt better and knew I was in good hands.”


In 2013, I founded Grayfords, a boutique family law firm, to help clients through the most difficult times in their lives by providing sensible and compassionate advice. I provide proportionately affordable solutions to resolve your most vexing family legal problems and have recruited the best team of family law experts to empower you to make the right decisions. Today, Grayfords is a leading Legal 500 international family law practice in London with a reputation for quality representation, sensitivity and integrity.

My additional background in finance and business will bring a keen understanding about the financial impact of the legal process on your family. Also, as a parent, I can empathise and help ensure that the children’s best interests are priortised during the challenging periods of their parents’ separation, divorce or disagreements

Sheata Karim is listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw.