Shabnam Ali-Khan#76

Shabnam Ali-Khan

Before private practice Shabnam spent 14 years working at LEASE. She was always an adviser on the telephone line and seeing clients face to face. As a manager she coordinated and participated in many events primarily for leaseholders around England and Wales. A hugely rewarding role, making a difference in educating people and spreading awareness about the leasehold system. LEASE was at the forefront of advising on the 2002 Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act which was and still is the most important leasehold legislation for a number of years. Shabnam assisted in the development of a best practice guide in association with TPAS: the Tenants Participation Advisory Service. This involved working in focus groups with members of the public as well as meetings with other professionals in the leasehold sector to create the guide. Shabnam's time at LEASE included working alongside the Welsh Government to raise awareness of various leasehold issues. This was done in part in providing advice for inclusion in a report which was presented to the Welsh Government on leasehold issues. As a Senior Associate at Russell-Cooke Shabnam takes instructions from clients on various leasehold matters ranging from lease extensions, to freehold purchase to the right to manage. She has become increasingly involved in public speaking engagements at the firm's own seminars as well as assisting external bodies in training. Currently she is taking part in a round table discussing issues surrounding women in leadership in law. This will cover various hot topics such as unconscious bias and the gender pay gap.
Contributed to


Practice Area


  • Q&A Panel

Qualified Year

  • 2007


  • Law Society


  • Bar Vocational Course - Inns of Court School of Law
  • LLB Law Degree
  • Qualifying Lawyers Transfer Test - QLTT

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