Samina is a Private Client Solicitor and joined Berlad Graham in March 2021.
With her expertise, Samina is passionate about making sure one’s personal affairs and finances are all in order. Samina achieves this by preparing Wills by ensuring assets pass tax efficiently as well as Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). However, if an LPA is not in place and mental capacity is lost, Samina can assist with the alternate route of Deputyship with the Court of Protection.
Her varied experience also extends to advising on administration of estates (probate) by acting for executors, administrators and trustees. Samina deals with the entire process including calculating all the relevant taxes (Inheritance Tax, Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax) as well as the newly introduced compliance and registration requirements.
Part of her specialism further involves protecting assets and wealth by advising on creating and managing trusts. An extension of this aspect includes advising on tax/estate planning by reviewing the potential tax liabilities and implementing solutions to mitigate the tax exposure.
Samina is committed to keeping up to speed with industry developments and training, which is demonstrated by her membership in the following organisations:
- Affiliate member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)
- Member of the Private Client Section of the Law Society
- Associate Member of the Solicitor for the Elderly (SfE).
Samina speaks Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi and can get by with French.
Outside of the work, Samina can be found cycling in country parks, making desserts and creating digital content for her blog.