Shireen Merchant

Shireen Merchant

Advocate Shireen Merchant is an accomplished lawyer, being an alumni of ILS Law College, Pune.. She has topped the University of Pune in all the three years of LL.B. and was awarded two gold medals the Vitthalpant Tulpule Gold Medal and the Late Radhabai Govind Salvi Gold Medal for standing first amongst all the successful candidates in first class at the Third LL.B., at the hands of the then Governor Dr. P.C. Alexander. She is the recipient of the Mahadeo Keshav Athavale Prize, the Shri. L.B. Bhopatkar Prize, the Late Narayan Ganesh Garde Memorial Prize, the Late Smt. Kashibai Shankar Neurgaonkar Memorial Prize, the Late Nilkanth Laxman Natu Memorial Prize, the Late Vasudeo Rajaram Gupte Memorial Prize, the Maratha Mandir Advocate Late Shri. Parshuram Chintaman Damle Prize, the Late Shri. Bhaskar Ramkrishna Damle Prize, the Late Shri. Sharadchandra D. Gupte Prize, the Late Radhabai Govind Salvi Prize, all granted by the University of Pune for securing highest marks in LL.B. She was also felicitated by the Mayor of Pune for outstanding contribution in the field of education.

Advocate Shireen Merchant has worked extensively for the disadvantaged sections of the society i.e. destitute women and children. Several important judgments on adoption (domestic and international) in which she appeared have been published in the All India Reporter and are now precedents in matters of adoption.

Amongst her civil practice which involves property law, matrimonial law and writ law. She actively offers pro bono litigation and the team advances legal aid to litigants who cannot support litigation.

Advocate Merchant is registered with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa since 1999. She represents clients before various courts and forums and advises them on a range of civil as well as criminal laws, particularly matters related to adoptions and family law. Advocate Merchant is currently involved in a wide spectrum of matters related to Family Law and various other branches of Civil Law. She has been appearing before various forums such as the District and Sessions Court, High Court of Bombay, Bombay City Civil and Sessions Court, NGT, Consumer Courts, etc. She also advises clients on issues relating to contracts and contractual disputes and pre-litigation strategies.