About Shanahans

Shanahans was established in 2003 as a Criminal Defence firm by Andrew Shanahan and Peter Wormald. In 2008, Tim Petrides and Cora Sorensen joined the firm and in 2010 Domenico Nigliazzo, a personal injury specialist joined as we decided to offer a broader service to our clients. We further expanded in 2014 when Juliet Thomas, our family specialist with many years’ experience joined us.


Andrew, Peter, Tim, Cora, Domenico and Juliet are the partners in the firm and all are highly experienced solicitors.

In November 2017, we were joined by Roshan Khan, a Senior solicitor and Higher Courts Advocate (Civil). Roshan has become a consultant in commercial law with us, taking the practice up to 10 members of staff. Roshan, who has over 27 years of experience, specialises in general civil litigation, business related matters and commercial law, previously headed up his own practice in Cardiff, Principle Law, and will continue to service all his clients through Shanahans.

Our offices are on Cathedral Road, close to the city centre and are easily accessible whether by car, bus or walking. Our aim is to help clients in the local community, and further afield, wherever possible.

We offer legal aid to our criminal clients, and can discuss “no win no fee” with our personal injury clients as well as a range of payment options with our family clients.

Shanahans is accredited by LEXCEL, the Law Society’s Quality Mark for “Excellence in legal practice management and client care”.

Data Diversity
Our legal practice comprises of eight solicitors, five are male and three are female. Seven solicitors in the firm are White British and one solicitor is BAME. The age range of our solicitors is 29-63.

We are committed to high quality legal advice and client care. If you are unhappy about any aspect of the service you have received or about the bill, please contact Andrew Shanahan. We have a procedure in place which details how we handle complaints which is available on request.

If you are not satisfied with our handling of your complaint you can ask the Legal Ombudsman (Legal Ombudsman, PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ – website www.legalombudsman.org.uk – tel 03005550333) to consider the complaint.
Normally, you will need to bring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of receiving a final written response from us about your complaint or within six years of the act or omission about which you are complaining occurring (or if outside of this period, within three years of when you should reasonably have been aware of it).

You can also make a complaint to the Solicitors Regulation Authority ( SRA – website www.sra.org.uk – tel 03706062555 – address The Cube, 199 Warfside St, Birmingham, B1

In addition, if you are unhappy with our fees, you may seek redress from the courts under the Solicitors Act 1974, and in such circumstances you would need independent legal advice.