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I approached James Berry & Associates with a personal family matter in the Dubai Courts. Tasleem reviewed our case and advised us on a course of action and a breakdown of costs. Tasleem and her team pursued the case with sensitivity and diligence keeping me updated with proceedings and developed  solutions to overcome all the difficulties (including those presented due to the pandemic) to obtain a very satisfactory outcome with the Court. My family are very grateful for the professionalism and resolve shown by Tasleem and her team.


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

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

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

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


Anna Yates, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner, Mind Solutions
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  • 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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