A solicitor from LCF Law in Ilkley has achieved a specialist qualification that only 133 lawyers worldwide have been accredited with.
LCF Law’s Amjed Zaman, has been awarded the STEP Advanced Certificate in Cross-Border Estates. Amjed is an associate solicitor with over 15 years’ experience. He has specialised in wills and probate for the last seven years, advising on succession and tax planning for both UK clients who have assets overseas, and overseas clients with assets in the UK.
The certification adds to Amjed’s impressive knowledge and experience in international law when dealing with clients with administration of estates and successions across international borders. The qualification recognises expertise in the different issues that arise when dealing with cross-border estate planning and succession worldwide, including civil, common and Sharia-law systems from a diverse range of jurisdictions.
Amjed said: “I’m very proud to have achieved this specialist qualification, which provides the benchmark in this area of the law. Increasing numbers of people have assets and investments outside the borders of England and Wales, so detailed understanding of cross-border issues in estate planning and post-death is ever so important.
“It’s essential everyone plans for the future, but the coronavirus pandemic has of course focussed people’s minds and increased demand for wills. We have been able to support all of our valued clients as usual throughout the pandemic, but we have also made sure that we can carry out their wishes without them having to leave their homes, which has bought peace of mind to so many.
“I’m particularly looking forward to helping clients with all their cross-border challenges, which can often be complex and testing, and is the last thing they need to be worrying about when grieving for a family member. My role is to ensure that our clients get the most cost effective, appropriate global advice that delivers the right outcome in difficult times.”