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As a Private Client solicitor, my role involves working with my clients to understand their needs and help them to make decisions which can protect their family’s future. The variety of work makes the job different every day – I enjoy the complexity of unwinding complex accounting situations and the creativity of thought this allows.

I use straightforward language, avoiding legal jargon as much as possible and give time to thinking about how otherwise my clients’ positions could be improved beyond their immediate queries. I’m easy to speak to and welcome clients who ask for explanations. I also speak Arabic, which can bring familiarity to specific cultural circumstances when needed.

I work with a range of individuals and for couples who want to make wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. I also act for bereaved individuals, children and spouses on the administration of estates. I provide advice on wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, probate and estate administration, and estate planning.

Outside work, my passions include contemporary cinema, regularly watching independent movies from the UK and around the world. I also enjoy visiting art exhibitions in London – Marina Abramović’s recent exhibition at the Royal Academy has been a stand-out so far!

Top Tips & FAQs

Discover my top tips

Check your wills regularly. Laws change and tax positions are updated – make sure your wills are doing what you want them to do.

Lasting Powers of Attorney are a form of bureaucratic insurance. You hope you never need it, but it makes things much easier for your loved ones.

If your estate is worth between £2m-£3m, this can be much more complicated from a tax perspective than a higher value estate due to diminishing tax allowances for estates worth more than £2m.

Read questions I'm frequently asked

Do I need a will?
Not necessarily, but making a will makes you think about how you would like your estate to pass to the next generation. Making a will also reduces the bureaucratic admin on your executors who are often grieving family members.

Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?
No one plans on being in a situation where they can no longer manage their own affairs. Don’t put yourself or your family in the position where they or you need to make a slow court application to give them the powers that a Lasting Power of Attorney can.

How can I avoid inheritance tax?
You can give property – not just residential property – away when you are alive or allow it to pass following your death. When property is gifted in your lifetime, it must be a “true gift” and the gift is subject to the “seven-year rule”, meaning that if you survive the gift by seven years, it can avoid inheritance tax. Anyone looking to give away their property in their lifetime as a mechanism to avoid inheritance tax should speak to a lawyer as there are a lot of mistakes that can be made which make the asset taxable.

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