DIFC

Our Team

The Wills Service employs a team of highly experienced professionals.

The Wills Service employs highly professional and legally qualified staff who ensure that all pre-registration formalities are handled efficiently and with the upmost sensitivity and confidentiality.

 


Sean Hird - Director

Sean joined the Wills Service as its first Director in January 2016 and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, increasing public awareness of its services and building its business. He is a highly-experienced C level executive and a UK qualified solicitor. Sean previously worked for international law firms Clifford Chance and Addleshaw Goddard and in leadership positions across a range of different sectors in both the UK and Australia. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Genetics, a BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Science and a PhD in Genetics from Cambridge University.

Shannon Herriot - Senior Compliance Officer

Shannon joined the Wills Service in May 2015.  In her role as a Senior Compliance Officer she manages and conducts pre-registration formalities and supports lawyers on the Register of Will Draftsmen to provide the best possible service to their clients. Shannon is also responsible for supporting the Wills Service’s marketing efforts and public outreach activities. She was raised in Saudi Arabia and prior to joining worked in Dubai in the education sector as a Legal Assistant managing new company registrations. She has a LLB (Hons) degree (2.1) from the University of Edinburgh.

Victoria Perkin - Legal Consultant

Victoria joined the Wills Service as a Legal Consultant in August 2016.  She is a UK qualified solicitor and an affiliate member of STEP (UK) and is responsible for the developmental aspects of the Rules and the drafting of new Practice Directions. She is also responsible for assessing applications from lawyers wishing to be listed on the Register of Will Draftsmen. Prior to joining, Victoria practiced as a Private Client Solicitor in Dubai.  Before relocating to Dubai, she practiced in the UK advising clients on succession planning and inheritance tax issues. She graduated from the University of Warwick, UK with a BA in Law and Business Studies.

Sharini Abdulsabur - Administrative Assistant

Sharini joined the Wills Service as an Administrative Assistant in November 2015. She handles the administration of the Probate applications, payments and storage of Wills and supports the Compliance Officers with appointments. Prior to joining, she worked as a Legal Administrator at a Free Zone Authority in Dubai handling company registrations and also as a Senior Paralegal at a local law firm. She graduated from the Philippines with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Laws.

Nilofer Dsouza - Customer Service Coordinator

Nilofer joined the Wills Service as its new Customer Service Coordinator in January 2017 and handles all customer enquiries and appointment bookings.  Prior to joining, Nilofer worked as a Customer Support Officer for the DIFC Courts in 2014 and then as the Department Coordinator for the Academy of Law in 2015, managing events, course registrations and the day-to-day functioning of the Pro Bono Programme.  She graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA (Hons) in History, English and Cultural Anthropology.