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Tasleem Sayani

Tasleem Sayani

  • Partner
  • Head of Wills, Estates & Succession Planning
Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • TEP (Trusts and Estates Practitioner) of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate practitioners)

Admitted

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales (2006)

Languages

English

Membership of Social/Networking Groups

  • BBG (British Business Group)
  • IBWG (International Business Women’s Group (Dubai))

JBA have guided and assisted many clients of ours in preparing Last Wills and Testaments as well as undertaking probate on behalf of the families of recently deceased clients. I highly recommend James Berry and Associates for your Wills and Probate matters

Financial Adviser, Dubai

Thank you so much Namratha and Tasleem. You've been absolute stars - we've been impressed with how organised and dedicated you have been. Thank you!

Jessica and Mark

Thank you for all your help, your office has been most efficient, professional and courteous throughout the will preparation and registration process, you have made it so easy and painless, my wife and I thank you dearly.

Wills Client

Dear Tasleem,

As our wills were filed at the Registry yesterday, we felt on our way home that a weight had been lifted.  

Pam and I are indeed most grateful for your invaluable guidance and it has been a true pleasure dealing with you. We found the whole process to be efficient, professional and carried out in a most friendly way. Our experience with the registry was an equal pleasure and we were grateful to Namratha for being present.

We therefore wish to thank you and Namratha for looking after us so very well.

With kindest regards,

David Hudson

David Hudson

Personally, I would like to thank Tasleem Sayani who heads the Wills and Probate Department for her expert guidance and support.

Financial Adviser, Dubai
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  • Following admission, Tasleem practised as an assistant solicitor in the private client department of a general practice firm, based in both Leicestershire and Warwickshire, England. Tasleem joined James Berry & Associates in October 2008 as a legal consultant. Her current areas of practice include wills, trusts, tax planning and the administration of estates, with a particular emphasis on advising bereaved expatriate clients on succession and inheritance procedures in the U.A.E.

    Tasleem was an active member of the working group of lawyers who developed the legislation allowing non-Muslim expats to register DIFC Wills in the new DIFC Wills and Probate Registry. She has extensive experience and expertise in drafting DIFC Wills for clients who wish to safeguard their assets in Dubai. 

    http://www.difcprobate.ae/register-of-will-draftsmen/

     

    Education

    • De Montfort University in Leicester (LL.B. (Hons) degree (2002)
    • De Montfort University in Leicester (Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) (2003)

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