Samina qualified in 2017 as a Private Client Solicitor and joined Berlad Graham in March 2021.
Her expertise covers advising clients on preparing Wills, ranging from basic to including appropriate Trusts. She also prepares Islamic Wills ensuring they are Sharia compliant and tax efficient. Samina provides a comprehensive service by preparing relevant documents, such as letters of wishes, assets and liabilities, funeral wishes etc. Her practice further covers preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship applications.
Samina has considerable practical experience and knowledge in Probate and Administration of Estates and acts for Executors, Administrators and Trustees. She deals with administrations from start to finish, including dealing with inheritance tax, Capital gains tax (CGT) and income tax consequences. Her experience extends to preparing deeds of variation as a way of reducing inheritance tax and CGT exposure. With her knowledge of Sharia, Samina also administers estate in accordance with the prescribed Sharia laws on distribution.
Samina has a keen interest in estate/tax planning and wealth protection and thrives in advising clients the various ways their tax liabilities may be mitigated, including lifetime gifts, Trusts, business assets etc.
Samina is an Affiliate member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and currently and a member of the Private Client Section of the Law Society.
Samina speaks Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi and can get by with French. Outside of the work, Samina can be found cycling in country parks, baking desserts and creating digital content for her blog.