About Kloarba Dema
Kloarba was admitted as a Solicitor in April 2022, and joined Hodge Jones & Allen in September 2022 as a Solicitor in the Private Client department.
Kloarba’s area of work consists of Court of Protection matters with a commitment to work and assist those who lack mental capacity. Kloarba’s previous experience as a Solicitor, Trainee Solicitor and Paralegal has been predominantly focused in Private Client matters. Therefore, Kloarba holds knowledge on preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney, drafting Wills and administering estates (testate and intestate), to include preparation of Inheritance Tax account.
Kloarba completed the following seats as a Trainee Solicitor in another central London firm:
- Trusts, Tax and Estates department – Kloarba worked with a mixed private client caseload, including: Wills, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Residential Conveyancing department – Kloarba joined their team during the Stamp Duty Holiday Tax (SDLT), which is appreciated to have been one of the busiest period in the history for conveyancers
- Employment department – involved, amongst other work, in client representations. A particularly busy period as this occurred during the pandemic, Covid-19
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution department – worked on a broad scale of litigation related work
Moreover, previous experience consists of having worked for a genealogist and probate research firm – administering intestate matters. It is in this firm that Kloarba was the project developer and built a new department, consisting of claims pertaining to unclaimed funds.
Kloarba is multilingual – fluent in the Albanian language which proved to be of particular use when she volunteered for a charity. Kloarba aspires to continue her charitable work.
Memberships, Articles & Publications
- Affiliate Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
- Member of the Professional Deputies Forum (PDF)
Articles & Publications
- 2021 – The shift towards “The Great Resignation” (in collaboration with a colleague)
- 2020 – Lasting Powers of Attorney – the hidden costs, risks and implications of “DIY”
- 2020 – When should I update my Will
Career & Personal Interests
- Solicitor, Trainee Solicitor and Paralegal in the Trusts, Tax & Estates Department at Bishop & Sewel LLP (Monro Wright and Wasbrough); 2018 to 2022
- Paralegal in the Conveyancing and Probate team at Angel Law Solicitors; 2018
- Case Manager in the Court Funds & Intestate Probate Departments at a genealogist and probate research firm, Fraser and Fraser; 2014 to 2017
- Immigration Caseworker at Global Immigration Solutions; 2012 to 2013
- Caseworker and Albanian Interpreter assisting survivors of trafficking and torture at Helen Bamber Foundation, a Human Rights Charity; 2011 to 2012
- Professional Skills Course, the University of Law; 2021
- Postgraduate Diploma, Legal Practice Course (LPC), University of Westminster; 2017
- Bachelor’s degree, LL.B (Hons) Law, the University of Westminster; 2010
Kloarba enjoys spending time with family and dearest friends. In addition, Kloarba’s hobbies consist of: art, health, baking and chess.