Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales (2006)
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!
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.
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,
The presentation by Tasleem Sayani, a Partner at law firm James Berry and Associates, who specializes in wills, probate and inheritance gave a very informative and interesting talk that pointed out how important it is to ensure that a will is in place for everyone to ensure that their wishes are followed in the event of their death and how crucial it is to seek legal, qualified advice rather than hoping that it will all turn out okay – particularly in this region where the complexities of Sharia Law can affect the outcome quite considerably!
Anna Yates, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner, Mind Solutions
Anna’s full blog can be read at: https://www.mindsolutions.ae/post/anna-attends-bereavement-in-the-workplace
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
Personally, I would like to thank Tasleem Sayani who heads the Wills and Probate Department for her expert guidance and support.
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or expatriates in the UAE, the laws and procedures related to wills can be daunting and unclear. The country’s inheritance laws are based on Sharia, which prescribes a fixed share allocation of assets.
The last few years have seen significant developments in the area of Wills and Inheritance matters in the UAE.
Dealing with the death of a loved one is an emotional and harrowing process, and at this difficult time, one needs to ensure that the legal and formal requirements following the death are adhered to at each stage, especially in UAE. The procedures differ depending on whether your loved one passed away at home, in hospital or elsewhere and therefore you should contact the relevant Embassy / Consulate to seek the appropriate advice. It is worth noting that only after the formalities have been completed and the death has been registered with the appropriate authorities in UAE, will you be able to proceed with the funeral arrangements.
Safeguard your children by choosing a legal guardian in the event something happens to you. Know the legal steps to take to protect both your children and your assets
We have already guided you on our top 5 decisions for including in a Will (haven’t seen it? Here it is link to previous article). But did you know that a Will can include so much more?
Here are another five considerations…
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Your circumstances are constantly changing, as are no doubt, your intentions. What impact do these changes have on decisions that you may have made earlier in your life, and formalised in a legal Will?
Tasleem Sayani was featured in the Ramble Roundup February 2017.
The Dubai International Financial Centre Wills and Probate Registry (DIFC WPR) shall allow assets based in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) to be bequeathed in a Will registered at the DIFC WPR...
Although HR departments may feel under a lot of pressure to pay the final dues to the surviving family at the earliest, this should be done with care and consideration.
Non-Muslim expats can finally lay to rest their doubts surrounding Inheritance laws in Dubai.
Of the many legal services we offer to private clients, Wills and Estate-planning advice is perhaps the most sought-after by the majority of expatriate residents in Dubai.
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.
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