We are a law firm in the UAE that specialises in all aspects of writing wills and succession planning. Forming our core competency, we ensure that every will is carefully tailored to each client’s specific needs, wishes, situations, and circumstances.
As a parallel service, we have recently introduced our in-house trust management company. We can create bespoke trusts tailored to the client’s needs. Trusts are formed with the principal intention of matching your expressed intentions concerning property, wealth or other assets.
We also offer comprehensive estate and asset planning services that are designed to eliminate uncertainties, maximise the value of the estate, and safeguard the interests of your heirs, inheritors, and future generations.
As the first law firm to be licensed in the UAE for this specific purpose, we have defined the benchmark in will-drafting and succession planning services, and constantly persevere to protect the interests of our clients by incorporating best practices across all our operations.
Our teams are well versed with the nuances of Sharia law, prevailing rules and regulations, and the technicality of drafting legal documents. As such, we cater to expatriates of all nationalities residing in the UAE, including Emiratis, business owners, and families of mixed marriages.
Our portfolio includes satisfied clients from Dubai Government entities, international businesses, local firms and banks.Our mission, quite simply, is to provide peace of mind to our clients and protection for their families.
Our lawyers have authored and featured in various forms of media across the region and have regularly been invited to present at corporate multi national companies and banks. We are also featured on the Business City Guide in association with TheTimes.co.uk and TheSundayTimes.co.uk.
We take great pride in the fact that we are listed on the British Embassy’s list of recommended lawyers in the UAE.
- Licensed by the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department
- Licensed and approved by Dubai Ruler’s Court
- Members are authorised by The Law Society of England and Wales, to practice as solicitors
Founder and solicitor Nita Maru has a British law degree, and is a Member of The Law Society in the UK. With 14 years of experience in senior legal positions, including 5 in the UAE, Nita has authored several articles and essays on asset and wealth protection. Her focus is on safeguarding families, children, and heirs under succession and inheritance laws in Sharia jurisdictions. She holds a speciality license from the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department for writing wills, and has a well-established working relationship with the Dubai Courts. Her services are regularly recommended by consulates and embassies in the UAE.
Nita is also the first female lawyer invited to be a member of the exclusive Entrepreneurs Organisation in the UAE and is highly regarded within the Chapter.
Director Mark Nierada is a solicitor, and a trust and estate practitioner (TEP) specialising in estate and succession planning for individuals and companies – with particular reference to trusts, Sharia and fixed succession issues, and transfers to offshore structures. He has a post graduate law degree from the University of the West of England, and has over 25 years of experience gained in the UK and the UAE. He is a member of the British Institute of International & Comparative Law (BIICL).
Sharia Advisor and Court Liaison Officer Manal Nurredin has wide-ranging experience dealing with Sharia inheritance and succession issues in the UAE, Morocco, and her native Sudan. The tri-lingual consultant has an MA in Public Law, and is working on her doctoral thesis for a PhD in Constitutional Law. She has built an excellent rapport with local judges and various court authorities in Dubai.