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Ervin Shakaj Ervin Shakaj

Ervin ShakajTrainee Chartered Legal Executive

Ervin Shakaj

Contact Details

DDI: 01423 724623
E: ervin.shakaj@raworths.co.uk


Ervin’s area of work covers a variety of litigation matters in assisting both commercial and private clients. Ervin deals with contractual disputes, property disputes, (both residential and commercial), landlord and tenant litigation, and all aspects of debt recovery, including County and/or High Court proceedings and enforcement actions.

Ervin provides his clients with the information they need to make informed decisions in a way which protects their best interests. Ervin draws on his experience to deliver practical solutions for clients ensuring that their individual circumstances have been fully considered.

Other professional experience

Committee Member of Future Harrogate


Joined Raworths: 2007
Educated: Quintin Kynaston College (London), Leeds Metropolitan University and CILEx Law School
Born: Albania

Having worked with Raworths since we formed the business they’ve been excellent advisors at every stage. In a recent legal process using Ervin Shakaj I was delighted with both the level of attention and expertise applied but also the manner in which he broke down a complicated legal process to make it easily understandable. He understood the enormity of the task and handled the entire process with exceptional attention to detail, ultimately leading to the outcome we had hoped for.

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Examples of cases Ervin has dealt with include:

Property Disputes

Acting for:

  • A private client in a misrepresentation claim regarding Japanese Knotweed
  • A private client in a dispute regarding a claim under a Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (ToLATA)
  • Various private clients regarding boundary disputes
  • Residential landlords in preparing and serving Section 8 and Section 21 notices
  • Residential landlords in issuing proceedings in the County Court to recover possession of properties and outstanding rent
  • Management companies in resolving disputes with long leasehold tenants
  • Private clients in disputes regarding retention clauses for monies held for work to be carried out on residential property
  • Landowners in respect of enforcement of easements and subsequently negotiating settlement
  • A residential leasehold owner in respect of a dispute with the landlord following damage caused to the property by the landlord
  • A number of residential property owners in respect of building disputes and the quality of the services provided

Commercial Disputes

 Acting for:

  • A partner in an acrimonious partnership dispute settled in the High Court
  • A regional jewellery company in respect of a number contractual disputes
  • Company Directors being sued in a personal capacity in respect of monies owed by the company
  • Insolvency Practitioners in entering restrictions at the Land Registry
  • A mortgage broker company in respect of claw back bonuses owed to the company by individual financial advisers
  • A national delivery company in respect of a dispute with an invoice factoring company
  • A plumbing and heating engineering company in a contractual dispute with a sole trader purporting to be a limited company
  • A software company in respect of a contractual dispute and the services provided
  • An eco-friendly boiler installation company in respect of a dispute following the installation of a heating system
  • A number of private schools in respect of contractual disputes relating to non-payment of fees
  • A number of recruitment consultancy businesses in disputes regarding services and charges
  • A company in responding to a Statutory Demand and subsequently agreeing a settlement

Debt Recovery

Acting for:

  • A substantial company in recovering monies owed within and outside of the jurisdiction, including debts in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Hungary, Austria, USA and French Guiana
  • Learning institutions in respect of disputes regarding payment of fees and other contractual issues
  • Accountancy firms in the recovery of monies due for professional services
  • Recruitment consultancy businesses in recovering monies due
  • Insolvency Practitioners (including Liquidators) in recovering monies due from the debtors
  • Specialist medical report businesses in respect of debts owed by solicitors

“Ervin Shakaj has given us excellent advice. He is very thorough in his approach, ensuring a full understanding of our position and always explains the legal process with reassuring clarity. As a result, we have every confidence in seeking his guidance to help us make the correct decisions. One of the many strengths of Raworths is the wide range of specialists who are able to draw on each other’s expertise to give the best possible advice.  I have no hesitation in my recommendation.”

Anthony Comerford, Principal – Brackenfield School Harrogate


“We recently worked with Ervin Shakaj at Raworths with regard to a historic debt which they were asked to pursue on our behalf.  I found the support we were given was excellent.  We had an initial call to understand the circumstances of the case and to agree information requirements from ourselves and from that point they progressed in an efficient manner, keeping us up to date with progress made and only asking for additional opinion from ourselves as and when the case required.  The outcome was successful and the service provided was efficient and timely.”

Martin Brook, Group Finance Director & Company Secretary – Welcom Digital


“I wish to thank Ervin for the efficiency in dealing with this matter for us, great work.  We are very impressed with the service.”

Mr Chris Melrose – HEX (Harrogate Exhibition Services) Ltd