Shilpa Roopen Unarkat

Shilpa Roopen Unarkat

Partner, Solicitor
Commercial Property, Real Estate

Tel: 0121 746 3347
Office: Shirley

About Shilpa Roopen Unarkat

Shilpa is a Partner in the Commercial Property team and is based at the firm's Shirley office.

She advises clients in connection with:

  • Freehold and leasehold property acquisitions and disposals
  • Applications for Landlord's consent to assign / transfer / underlet / make alterations
  • Secured lending
  • Corporate support (property aspects of business and share sales and acquisitions)
  • General commercial property work


Shilpa's specialities include Landlord and Tenant (non-contentious), freehold acquisitions and disposals, secured lending and general commercial property work. Having worked in the Black Country for some time she has extensive experience of dealing with industrial units.

Shilpa has experience working with clients in manufacturing, engineering and retail comprising companies, owner-managed businesses, private individuals and partnerships; SIPPS and lenders.

Shilpa has also been involved with acquisitions and disposals of residential and nursing care homes and with borrowing secured against residential and nursing care homes.

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What our clients say

I’d like to thank Shilpa Unarkat of Sydney Mitchell for the professional yet approachable way in which she handled our new commercial lease in 2019.

Shilpa made a point of keeping us updated at all stages with regular personal updates – we had complete confidence in her experience and expertise which left us free to concentrate on our own business rather than get bogged down in the legal aspects of moving.

I’d happily recommend Shilpa and Sydney Mitchell to anyone looking for legal assurance and representation when taking on a new commercial lease.

Julie Rose

From the outset of retaining Shilpa’s legal expertise, I was filled with confidence and knew that our requirements were in good hands! The tasks had their challenges, but Shilpa’s professionalism, tenacity and dedication shone through and we were pleased when they were completed!!
John Bryan

Career History

  • 2022 - Partner, Sydney Mitchell
  • 2014 - joined Sydney Mitchell
  • 2003-2014 - Associate Solicitor Commercial Property, George Green LLP Solicitors Cradley Heath
  • 2002-2003 - Assistant Solicitor, Harvey Ingram Owston Solicitors, Leicester
  • 2000-2002 - Trainee Solicitor, Harvey Ingram Owston Solicitors, Leicester


University of Leeds, LLB (Hons) Law
Nottingham Law School, Legal Practice Course



Interests and Hobbies

Running, swimming, home renovation and improvement, baking cakes and travelling. She recently completed the Wolf Run and participates in the Knowle Fun Run each year.

UK Top Tier Firm 2022 Lexcel Practice Management Standard Birmingham Law Firm of the Year for 2021 Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer
The Law Society Accredited in Family Law Conveyancing Quality Scheme