Shaikha Al Jalahma


Shaikha is a qualified Private Wealth Lawyer in the Kingdom of Bahrain and is a Trainee Solicitor in England and Wales. She specialises in Private Wealth and is able to call on her experience of civil law (including Shari'a) and common law when advising clients.

As a Private Wealth lawyer, Shaikha acts for a diverse range of High Net Worth and Ultra High Net Worth individuals and families with a specific focus on succession and tax planning for Middle Eastern clients. She also works closely with family offices, private bankers and offshore trustees.

Shaikha focuses on UK tax issues such as UK tax residency and pre-residency tax planning. She advises non-UK domiciliaries on mitigating their inheritance tax exposure in relation to their UK estate including on the structuring and restructuring of UK residential property assets. Shaikha also assists clients on international estate planning including  establishing trust and foundation structures, English and DIFC Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

As part of her qualification as a solicitor in England and Wales, Shaikha is currently undertaking her second seat in the Private Wealth and Tax department in London. Shaikha's first seat was in the Real Estate department.

Shaikha is a member of the Islamic Asset Legacy Planning Group (IALPG), a sub-committee of STEP Arabia located in Dubai.

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