What is the legal position regarding who can take a child abroad? If you already have a Court Order in place setting out the arrangements for the school holidays, ensure these are followed to ensure both parents and the children know where they stand. Whilst the agreement of the other parent is not needed if
TestimonialsRespectful, polite, professional and non-judgmental at all times.I found the service received of an excellent standard, prompt and professional from all persons spoken with. Thank you.I would like to say how wonderful Mr Zaman was in dealing with me. Often when you get older people tend to talk to you differently. Jamiel should be praised for his professionalism and his respectfulness.Just wanted to say that we are using Machins at the moment …we have been dealing with a gentleman called Jamiel Zaman from your Luton office. Can I just say he is an absolute credit to your business. He has dealt with us with the utmost care and compassion and kept us up to date will all things regarding our interests... he is a thoroughly nice chap.A very professional team at Machins. Always ready to answer any questions and kept up to date all the time.
Jamiel is a solicitor in our Wills, Trusts and Probate team in Luton and joined Machins in September 2018. He completed his Legal Practice Course in 2015 at the University of Hertfordshire having studied there for his law degree.
Since qualifying, Jamiel has advised on over 100 probate and estate matters in addition to wills and powers of attorney and other aspects of private client work.
Specialist practice areas
- Powers of Attorney
- Elderly client work
Latest news by Jamiel Zaman
Changes to divorce law will come into effect from 6 April. The government is also introducing a new online service to help couples adapt to the changes. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 reforms the legal requirements and process for divorce. The act aims to reduce the potential for conflict amongst divorcing couples by
The government has confirmed that probate fees will increase to a rate of £273 for all applicants, regardless of the size of the estate, from 26th January 2022. At present, where an estate is more than £5,000, HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) charges on a two tier scale. If you are a probate practitioner
The High Court has reconciled contradictory instructions relating to a deceased woman’s estate so that all three of her children can receive an equal inheritance. The court made the ruling after the trustees of a settlement applied for an interpretation of the woman’s will. Under the deed of settlement, the woman had a special power
Two adult brothers have failed in their attempt to be given a share of their deceased father’s estate after being left out of his will. The High Court ruled that it was clear that the father had made provision for them while he was alive and did not want them to receive anything further. The
Two teenage brothers have been granted a share of their father’s estate even though they were estranged from him and had been excluded from his will. The two boys, referred to only as J and H in court, who were aged 16 and 15 respectively at the date of their father’s death in 2018. Their
Britain has an enviable record of supporting good causes, yet many people are still unaware that they can use their wills to give to their favourite charities and gain some tax benefits at the same time. A survey carried out by the Law Society just after the first lockdown restrictions began to ease showed that
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the number of people making or updating a will, but many have yet to put their affairs in order. Research by the Law Society shows that 7% of all respondents and 6% of those who identified as keyworkers made or updated their will during the first