Naadim is a Senior Associate in the Private Client team. He works with clients from a variety of backgrounds, principally across Buckinghamshire and London. He advises on all aspects of private client work including wills, estate planning, inheritance tax, loan agreements, trusts, lasting powers of attorney, court of protection applications (including deputyships) and probate, among other areas.
Naadim has particular expertise advising on asset protection, typically through the use of trusts and loans agreements. A common scenario he assists with is parents seeking to advance money to their adult children (e.g. towards the purchase of a property) while protecting their capital in the event their children later divorce.
Naadim has assisted on a number of complex Court of Protection applications.
In addition to two degrees, Naadim holds a Diploma in Trusts and Estates from the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP). Naadim achieved a Merit overall, and a Distinction on the paper for Taxation of Trusts and Estates, the hardest paper in the Diploma. Naadim is a Full Member of STEP. He is entitled to use of the designation ‘TEP’ (Trust and Estate Practitioner).
Naadim has assisted with an application to the High Court to have a missing person declared dead, one of only a handful of such applications a year.
Naadim currently serves in a voluntary capacity as a member of Legal Committee of the Ismaili National Council (UK) and was appointed in 2023 to the National Conciliation and Arbitration Board for the UK by the Aga Khan. He is also a trained facilitator on Ethical Wealth Transfer and Inheritance Planning for the Ismaili community.
Naadim chairs the firm’s Arts Committee.
Outside the office
Naadim is a keen musician, performing as a pianist and percussionist with the Enfield Film Orchestra and as an occasional jazz pianist. He also enjoys composing when he has spare time. In 2022 Naadim was a quarter-finalist in the BBC Radio 4 music quiz ‘Counterpoint’.