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We are one of the leading family law specialists in the UAE.  Our team are highly experienced in private family law matters including divorce, separation, custody, guardianship of children, and...
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Nita is a UK qualified private client solicitor and is the founder and managing partner of TWS Legal Consultants – an established, dynamic law firm offering private client and corporate...
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Mark is a dynamic and experienced private client and dispute resolution lawyer.  He has been a member of the Law Society of England and Wales for over 30 years and...
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Farakh is a UK qualified family lawyer and a member of the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority. He has a wealth of experience in private client law (both contentious and non-contentious)...
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Mariam is a UK Solicitor Advocate, called to the Bar by Inner Temple, London in 2008.  She specialises in private client law comprising of family & divorce law and wills &...
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TWS Legal Consultants is a law firm with a difference.  All businesses state they put their clients first and provide an inspiring workplace.  But many cannot back this up with...
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At TWS Legal Consultants, we are always ready to talk to talented people who feel they could add value to our team.  As a highly respected law firm, we advise...
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At TWS Legal Consultants, we believe that our business is part of a wider community.  Therefore, we are committed to doing our bit to help achieve a fairer society, where...
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We pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience in Wills, estate administration, and trusts law. We have been preparing bespoke Wills for individuals, families, and business owners with local and...
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With over ten years’ experience in providing specialist guidance and legal expertise to expatriates, local property owners, and landlords, our real estate lawyers have robust knowledge of the UAE real...
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A second passport affords high net worth people greater flexibility regarding the countries they can enter without a visa.  It also provides a second home to you and your family....
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Residency by Investment allows a person and usually their immediate family to legally live and work in a country.  It can also provide an accelerated path to citizenship. Our immigration...
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At TWS Legal Consultants, our employment lawyers have been advising and representing UAE nationals and expatriate employees on employment and labour law matters for over ten years. We understand how...
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Our multi-lingual Dubai-based lawyers have a wealth of experience in the attestation, translation, witnessing, and certification of documents – both in the UAE and within and outside the country of...
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The UAE is one of the world’s most dynamic commercial hubs, alive with foreign investment and highly-talented workers. At TWS Legal Consultants, we have spent over ten years providing commercial...
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With over ten years’ experience in providing specialist guidance and legal expertise to companies, our corporate lawyers have vast experience in the UAE. Our multi-lingual lawyers are registered with the...
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Navigating the complex and somewhat unique labour law of the UAE can be time-consuming and stressful for small to medium size businesses and entrepreneurs. Human resource tasks such as performance...
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Disputes are an inevitable part of being in business but having to engage in formal litigation and shoulder the accompanying expense and stress is not. At TWS Legal Consultants, our...
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TWS Legal Consultants is the leading law firm for private client services in the UAE. Our reputation for providing exceptional client service and legal expertise in matters involving Wills, estate...
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Expatriates make up around 80% of the UAE’s population, with most residing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The establishment of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Wills Service Centre provides...
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The team at TWS Legal Consultants have long been recognised as experts in the field of Wills, estate planning, and administration of estates. Operating across the UAE, we assist local...
https://www.willsuae.com/personal-services/wills-estates-trusts/abu-dhabi-wills/
Islam recommends that every Muslim should have a Will (al-wasiyya). At TWS Legal Consultants we are able to assist Muslims in drafting Sharia compliant Wills and discussing all relevant issues...
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Our lawyers can advise British expatriates as well as foreign expatriates in Dubai/UAE who have assets in Britain on making a valid UK Will.  You don’t need to go to...
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Administering an estate is a complex task that requires exceptional expertise and patience. Our team of highly skilled, compassionate private client lawyers will ensure that your loved one’s estate is...
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The death of a loved one is devastating and stressful in normal circumstances. But if you are an expatriate, far from home and in a country where you are not...
https://www.willsuae.com/personal-services/wills-estates-trusts/succession-certificate/
Inheritance disputes can cause enormous stress and bitterness  concern between family members. As one of the UAE’s most highly regarded private client law firms, our lawyers have the experience, knowledge,...
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When it comes to inheritance and succession planning in Dubai one of the most  cost effective estate planning tools is the gifting of property. At TWS Legal Consultants, we have...
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None of us anticipates losing mental capacity.  However, with life expectancy in the UAE now around 77 years of age, cases of diseases such as dementia are expected to rise...
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As one of the leading private client law firms in the UAE, we have in-depth experience in creating trusts, as well as advising on the duties of trustees, directors and...
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Our expert private client lawyers are highly experienced at advising expatriates and local clients on wealth protection in the UAE. In March 2018, the Dubai International Financial Centre (‘DIFC’) Law...
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Our corporate lawyers are highly experienced in onshore and offshore UAE company formations. Our corporate lawyers are registered with the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Dubai Legal Affairs...
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Property and assets often need to be restructured to achieve estate planning and/or succession planning goals. Our private client lawyers are highly experienced in advising high net worth individuals and...
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Our corporate lawyers are highly experienced in advising clients on protecting business and personal assets via offshore or trusts. Our Legal Consultants are registered with the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority...
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Our commercial property lawyers are highly experienced in advising and representing landlords and tenants on all aspects of commercial property. Our Legal Consultants are registered with the UK Solicitors Regulation...
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While it is not a legal requirement to have a Shareholders’ Agreement in place, it is best practice to document the rights and responsibilities of shareholders formally. Investors increasingly want...
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As one of the world’s most dynamic commercial hubs, the UAE attracts substantial foreign investment. To maximise opportunities, joint ventures are regularly created between local and overseas investors. A joint...
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Commercial contracts and agreements bind the business world together. Although verbal contracts  can be legally enforceable, their terms may be difficult to prove. Therefore, it is always advisable to have...
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Business succession planning is an element of company ownership, even the most commercially astute often neglect. However, sooner or later, everyone wants to retire. And if you’re going to enjoy...
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Making the decision to dismiss an employee can be especially difficult if you are unsure of the provisions of local employment law.  At TWS Legal Consultants, we have been advising...
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HR directors and managers of multinational companies in the UAE recognise  employment laws that are substantially different from those in the UK and other countries. One of these is the...
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Making employees redundant is one of the hardest decisions an employer has to make.  At TWS Legal Consultants, we have been advising and representing UAE businesses on redundancy matters for...
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At TWS Legal Consultants, we have been advising and representing UAE businesses on labour and corporate law matters for over ten years. The strength and expertise of our employment law...
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Instructing a lawyer while living abroad can be a daunting prospect.  As UK qualified family lawyers, we are specialists in international divorce proceedings.  When you instruct us, you can be...
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Our family lawyers are registered in the UK and can advise and represent you in a UK divorce.  We can assist you if you were married in the UK and...
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Our family lawyers have a robust success record of resolving divorce or other family disputes in a non-adversarial, non-confrontational manner. Attending court can significantly increase not only legal costs but...
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When a couple decides to divorce there are two main issues to be considered; The division of assets i.e. money, the family home, and other assets, as well as Arrangements...
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When a couple decides to divorce there are two main issues to be considered; The division of assets i.e. money, the family home, and other assets; Arrangements for children Our...
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Custody and contact disputes can result in a breakdown in communication between parties, adversely affecting the children of the family. Our family lawyers are experienced in assisting parents to resolve...
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Our lawyers are experts in child relocation matters and have assisted many expatriate families in negotiating which country their children will habitually reside in. In many cases, when an expatriate...
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Parental child abduction is an incredibly frightening experience.  Our family law lawyers can move quickly in such cases and their main priority is the safe return of your child. Being...
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Fear and uncertainty can cause a mother or father to remove a child from the country of their habitual residence without the permission of the other parent or the local...
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If you have property and/or assets you would like to keep separate to ensure they do not become part of the financial settlement upon divorce, it is advisable to draft...
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Our team comprises of internationally trained and experienced lawyers who handle all aspects of conveyancing including drafting contracts and agreements, negotiations, and title registrations. Whatever type of property transaction you...
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Many expatriates choose to buy property in the UAE off-plan.   We can assist you with purchasing property off-plan and deal with any disputes which may occur during the process. Our...
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We are experienced in handling the complete handover process for clients that own property in Dubai  – whether they are resident in the UAE or living overseas. Our multi-lingual real...
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The UAE has a thriving expatriate community. In Dubai, 80% of residents come from other parts of the world which means a high proportion of the population rent. There is...
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Vanuatu is an island nation located in the romantic South Pacific. This beautiful island is located east of Australia, north-east of New Caledonia, west of Fiji and south of the...
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Straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires, Turkey is steeped in culture and history. Its location at the crossroads...
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The beautiful, lush two-island state of St Kitts and Nevis is located in the eastern Caribbean, to the west of Antigua and the south of Anguilla. Formerly a British colony,...
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Located in the Caribbean, St. Lucia has golden beaches and hospitable people, making it a paradise for investors looking for a citizenship programme. St. Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment programme was...
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Montenegro is situated on the Balkan Peninsula, in South-Eastern Europe. The official currency is Euro, and the country’s GDP is $11.3 billion. Montenegro has an attractive coast and a mountainous...
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Grenada is a beautiful Caribbean state, comprising of the main Island, Granada, and several surrounding islands. A picturesque landscape with splendid waterfronts and the aroma of local spices has made...
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The Republic of Malta is a small archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea that lies between Sicily and the coasts of Libya and Tunisia. The island nation enjoys a stable political...
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Antigua and Barbuda is a favoured tourist destination dubbed as the ‘Land of 365 Beaches’. These lush tropical islands are considered among the most beautiful places in the world, and...
https://www.willsuae.com/personal-services/citizenship-by-investment/antigua-barbuda/
The Commonwealth of Dominica has one of the most affordable and dynamic citizenship by investment programmes in the world.  The country is known as the “Nature Island of the Caribbean”...
https://www.willsuae.com/personal-services/citizenship-by-investment/commonwealth-of-dominica/
Sitting at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, Cyprus offers a stunning climate, beautiful landscape and a safe, stable social and political system. As a member of the European...
https://www.willsuae.com/personal-services/citizenship-by-investment/cyprus/
Greece is located in south-eastern Europe, close to both Africa and Asia.  It consists of thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Greece’s warm Mediterranean climate, world-renowned gastronomy,...
https://www.willsuae.com/personal-services/residency-by-investment/greece/
Portugal is a southwestern European country with a rich Mediterranean influenced culture. With its attractive location (the closest European country to the United States and South America), 300 days of...
https://www.willsuae.com/personal-services/residency-by-investment/portugal/
With its sunny climate, beautiful beaches, gorgeous gastronomy, and fabulous festivals, Spain is the fourth most popular destination for expatriates. Spain also boasts an outstanding healthcare system and low cost...
https://www.willsuae.com/personal-services/residency-by-investment/spain/
As the world’s fifth-largest economy, with excellent access to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North America, the UK, and especially its capital, London, has always attracted high-net-worth people. The...
https://www.willsuae.com/personal-services/residency-by-investment/united-kingdom/
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of the Middle East and member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and OPEC. Located on the Arabian Peninsula, it borders Oman...
https://www.willsuae.com/personal-services/residency-by-investment/uae-property-investor-visa/
Linesh is the firms Finance Director. Linesh maintains and monitors the financial stability of the firm. He oversees the operational process both internally and externally. Linesh’s expertise extends to determining...
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SHARIAH LAW IS VERY DIFFERENT TO THE LAWS OF YOUR HOME COUNTRY AND COULD AFFECT BOTH THE DISTRIBUTION OF YOUR ASSETS AND THE GUARDIANSHIP OF YOUR CHILDREN. NITA MARU, SHARES...
https://www.willsuae.com/family-the-facts-of-uae-law/
Continuing our series of Q&As on the complexities of sharia law, our wills expert Nita Maru highlights the importance of drawing up a will in the UAE. The consequences of...
https://www.willsuae.com/a-complicated-business/
One of the most devastating things that can happen to any family is the unexpected death of loved one. The harsh realities of Sharia law mean that your bank accounts...
https://www.willsuae.com/secure-the-ones-you-love/
One of the most devastating things that can happen to any family is the unexpected death of a beloved member. Imagine, if you can, how you would feel if as...
https://www.willsuae.com/secure-the-ones-you-love-its-never-too-early-but-often-too-late/
When you are living and earning in the UAE, you need to meticulously plan your assets and their distribution rights after you are no more. Not having a legally documented...
https://www.willsuae.com/where-there-is-a-will-theres-a-legacy/
If you own or part own a business or a professional practice, it is important that your estate and succession planning begin today. As a business owner, it’s quite likely...
https://www.willsuae.com/the-family-business-succession-planning/
As expatriate families, you are concerned about protecting your wealth wisely during your lifetime. But as a specialist lawyer, Nita Maru says it is more important o protect your assets...
https://www.willsuae.com/get-wise-make-a-will/
Although living and working in Dubai offers a charmed lifestyle of sea, sun and sand, it also demands meticulous planning of your assets; not having a legally documented will or...
https://www.willsuae.com/protect-the-ones-you-love/
In your own country, there may be statutory laws to guide the distribution of your assets after your demise. But in the UAE, making a legally valid will is the...
https://www.willsuae.com/will-your-family-have-a-sound-future/
DUBAI In a landmark move, Dubai has set the ball rolling for the introduction of new rules relating to succession and inheritance matters of non-Muslims owning assets in the emirate....
https://www.willsuae.com/will-registry-for-expats-launched-by-difc/
Legal uncertainties over expatriate wills in Dubai could become a thing of the past with the launch early next year of a new registry. The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)...
https://www.willsuae.com/registry-for-expats-will-set-launch-at-difc/
We’re usually brought up to believe that when two people fall in love, the natural outcome is getting married and building a family. Even in countries where arranged marriages are...
https://www.willsuae.com/divorce-the-last-recourse/
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