Safeea Shafiq

Legal Director

Gateley Legal


Safeea advises all types of clients and on all areas of commercial litigation. She is an effective litigator, dedicated to supporting clients and achieving great results. Safeea specialises in IT and telecom disputes, shareholder disputes, breach of contract claims, employee restrictive covenant breaches and breach of warranty and indemnity claims.

Safeea handles litigation at all stages, from pre-action to trial, enforcement and appeals and has also conducted her own advocacy. She successfully uses alternative methods of dispute resolution to achieve commercial and practical outcomes for her clients.

Safeea’s experience also includes disputes involving: partnership claims, sale of goods/ supply of services, franchises, defamation, agency agreements, registration and enforcement of foreign judgment, costs litigation, misrepresentation, negligence, breach of fiduciary duties and civil fraud.


  1. Instructed by an insurance provider involved in a dispute with a software development company about a £6m contract for the supply of a major new IT system, critical to the supply of its services. There were delays and failures to deliver by the other side. Applying the right strategy we helped our client to achieve a termination of a one-sided and difficult contract and avoid a large claim from the supplier.
  2. Achieving a successful settlement for a bank in a claim involving allegations of fraud, breach of contract, misrepresentation and unfair relationships arising from foreign exchange swap services.
  3. Successfully acting on behalf of a major Plc landowner and property developer in a claim against it by a foreign company seeking recognition and enforcement in England of a €3m judgment obtained in foreign proceedings.
  4. Successfully acting for a private equity investor in a breach of warranty claim, achieving a commercial settlement without issuing proceedings which included variations in favour of the client to the equity holding and deferred consideration. 
  5. Successfully achieving a pre-action settlement on favourable terms for an engineering business engaged in a multi-million pound and cross border dispute with a premium car manufacturer.