Diva Shah is an Associate in the Private Client team. 
 
Diva acts for various clients including high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs, executors, trustees and individuals who lack mental capacity on a broad range of matters including, 
 
lifetime succession and estate planning;
wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney;
probate (the administration of estates);
creation of and administration of trusts;
succession planning for companies (well established companies and start-ups); and  
applications to the Court of Protection preparing statutory wills and gift applications for those lacking capacity.
 
Diva regularly produces blogs and was recognised as a Lexology Legal Influencer for Private Client for Q4 2019.
 
Diva originally joined Kingsley Napley in August 2013 as a Legal Assistant in the Regulatory and Professional Discipline team and later completed her training contract at the firm. Diva read law and history at Keele University and obtained a distinction in the Legal Practice Course. Prior to joining Kingsley Napley, Diva was a Legal Assistant at Monitor (now NHS Improvement) and worked at Field Fisher Waterhouse and the Treasury Solicitor’s Department (now Government Legal Department).
 
Diva is an active member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and participates in pro bono work. She is also a Professional Ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors, offering assistance and advice to students from underrepresented groups looking to enter the legal profession.

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Blogs

What does the new legislation for ‘drug driving’ mean for doctors when providing patients with prescription advice?

Case Update: High Court considers bias, vulnerable witnesses, re-hearings and legal representation

GMC consult on new education and training standards designed to improve patient outcomes

Case Update: The Queen on the Application of John Grabinar v General Medical Council [2013] EWHC 4480 (Admin)

Probate: the basics – what does probate actually mean?

Probate: I am named as an executor in a Will – do I have to act?

Probate: Missing or unknown beneficiaries – what should executors do?

Probate fees: the saga is finally over

Probate: heritage assets - could your artwork or antiques pay the inheritance tax bill?

Probate: unoccupied property – do I need house insurance?

Probate fees: the uncertainty continues

Probate fees: Brexit brings some good news (for now)

Act quickly! The new probate fee ‘stealth tax’ moves a step closer

Stop Press: Swearing abolished (for Probate anyway)

How to change your name

Brain damaged girl wins record £19 million award – what next?

Negligence claims against the NHS pose a property conundrum

Cyber-security, ransomware and the GDPR

Driverless Cars: is the law still playing catch-up?

SaaS providers: are you ready for the new data protection regime?

IWD: Women’s global struggle

Death in the Digital Age

Dubai leads the world in avoiding disputed Wills

Next of Kin: No such thing

What will your legacy look like? Including a Charity in your Will

Expats in the UAE – Sun, Sea, Sand & Wills?

Disputed wills and mental capacity

Case update: Employment Appeal Tribunal comments on the resolution of patient complaints and working whilst suspended.

Press Round-Up: Regulatory and Professional Discipline – December 2015 - January 2016

Does the new GMC power mean double jeopardy for doctors?

The GMC calls for tougher powers to check doctors' language skills

Case update: High Court terminates immediate suspension order imposed by the General Dental Council

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+44 (0)20 7566 2932

dshah@kingsleynapley.co.uk

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