Shaikha Al Jalahma
Shaikha is a Private Wealth Solicitor in England and Wales and a Lawyer in the Kingdom of Bahrain. 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 has completed her first seat in the Real Estate department, her second seat in the Private Wealth and Tax department and her third seat in the International Corporate department.
Shaikha is a member of the Islamic Asset Legacy Planning Group (IALPG), a sub-committee of STEP Arabia located in Dubai.