Established in 2007, I Will Solicitors is a niche firm specialising in the field of private client work, (Wills, inheritance tax planning, probate, trusts, Court of Protection and related work). We are unique in that we have made a name for ourselves as perhaps the leading provider of Shariah compliant Islamic Will solutions in the country. We always aim to provide our clients with the highest level of professional advice.
As director of the firm, Haroon Rashid has over a decade of experience in providing sound legal advice to a range of clients nationally. Haroon began his career as a solicitor within one of the UK’s top 100 law firms, where he was predominantly advising on Wills, probate and related inheritance tax planning matters. Thereafter, he became head of the private client department at a regional Midlands firm, with a predominantly Muslim client base.
Since 2003, Haroon has regularly provided training to lawyers in the field of Islamic Wills and tax planning and has also featured extensively in various media platforms including the BBC.
We have enjoyed sustained growth since 2007 and now consist of a team of over ten and are widely recognised as perhaps the leading firm in the country in the field of Islamic Wills.
Whilst working for one of the leading law firms in the country, our Haroon Rashid pioneered perhaps the first professionally drafted Islamic Will in the UK (for himself!).
With the goal of providing a professional Islamic Will drafting and associated private client services, Haroon left a promising city career to explore the Islamic Wills market and soon ascertained the demand for such a service was substantial.
Haroon was instrumental in advising the government in relation to an amendment to legislation related to Wills which would have been disadvantageous to all clients but had a particularly negative impact on clients wishing to prepare Shariah compliant Wills.
The growing expertise and demand for Haroon’s services meant that a more professional and recognised platform was clearly the next step and that is why in 2007 I Will Solicitors was established. As a regulated solicitors firm, we are obliged to meet strict criteria on how we practice to ensure our clients have the best possible quality of service and advice.
We take our commitment to ensuring we provide the most specialised service to our clients very seriously. That is why we created what we believe to be the first Islamic Inheritance app, providing a calculator setting out the shares due to beneficiaries under Shariah at a click – all for free.
Our recent move to our own offices has been a great success and has allowed us to better cater to our clients’ needs.
I Will Solicitors has quickly become recognised as the leading authority in the field of Islamic Wills. We continue to deliver lectures up and down the country with clients as far afield as Southampton to Newcastle, and interestingly, Scotland, South Africa, Australia and Dubai.
With exciting plans in the pipeline we aim to continue developing our services as well as exceeding the expectations of our clients.