About Nita Maru

Managing Partner and an English qualified solicitor, Nita Maru is a Member of The Law Society of England and Wales. She is also a full member of Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning). She holds a full legal consultancy license from the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department and The Rulers’ Court. With over 20 years of experience in senior legal positions, Nita has authored numerous articles and essays on asset and wealth protection including recent articles on the new DIFC Wills and Probate Registry in ‘The National’ and ‘Gulf News’ newspapers. Her focus is on safeguarding families, children, and heirs under succession/inheritance laws in Sharia jurisdictions and helping with the administration of deceased’s’ estates. Having created a successful UAE and UK family/divorce law department, serving clients with a holistic approach to their circumstances, Nita also featured recently in the ‘Xpress’ newspaper on Divorce in the UAE. Over the years Nita has a well-established working relationship with both the Dubai and DIFC Courts. Her services are regularly recommended by consulates and embassies in the UAE. TWS Legal Consultants is also on the British Embassy’s list of recommended law firms. She is well-known for her personal yet professional approach to resolving ‘real problems faced by real people’, and can be contacted at info@twslegal.ae or Tel: (+971) 4 4484284.

Start-ups Basics: Protecting Your Idea

Many IT companies start with an idea- some of them are good, some not so good. After the basic idea, it is often the case the people behind the idea, the tech guys, will start going around pitching the idea or the concept to potential investors- these could friends/family, incubators, banks, private equity groups, venture […]

Marriages are falling apart within months, says Divorce Clinic – Nita Maru

70 per cent of incompatible couples are unable to resolve differences.Dubai: Divorce is no longer the last resort for incompatible couples as they are increasingly considering it as an option within months of their marriage, according to the Dubai Divorce Legal Clinic at TWS Legal Consultants.Nita Maru, managing partner at TWS Legal Consultants who established […]

Non-Muslims with assets in RAK may now include them in Dubai wills – Nita Maru

A digital platform will be launched on Sunday allowing non-Muslims with assets in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah to include these items in their Dubai-registered will.Dubai International Financial Centre Wills & Probate Registry (DIFC WPR) has extended its coverage to RAK, said Nita Maru, a solicitor and managing partner of TWS Legal Consultants, who […]

Frequently asked questions on wills in the UAE – Nita Maru

More than 2,000 UAE residents have now registered their will with Dubai International Financial Centre’s Wills and Probate Registry. The registry was set up in May 2015 to help non-Muslims ensure that their assets in Dubai bypass Sharia Law and are handed to the beneficiaries of their choosing.
But while the registry offers peace of mind […]

Ask the expert: Rules and rights for mums-to-be

The issue of maternity leave and the rights of pregnant women is always of significant importance to parents and those intending to start a family, as illustrated by the letter in 7DAYS last week from the woman who said her boss told her not to get pregnant for five years.

International Labour Standards, issued by the […]

UAE inheritance laws – your questions answered – Nita Maru

As if expat life were not fraught enough with challenges and complications, families of those who invest in properties here face further complications in the sad event that the property owner passes away without a will.
Nita Maru, a Solicitor and Managing Partner of TWS Legal Consultants, here shares some legal advice regarding the issue.How different […]

Advice for expats divorcing in Dubai – Nita Maru

The UAE court system can be a daunting prospect for expats – especially those who are going down the path of divorce.
Nida Chaudhry, a solicitor working with TWS Legal Consultants in Dubai, answers some of the common questions.

Where can I get a divorce?
This is the most common question expert family lawyers get asked. Legally, this […]

Why expats in the UAE need to plan for the worst – Nita Maru

If your family is left behind grieving, stranded and strapped for cash, it won’t be because you did something wrong. It will be because you did nothing.

As an expat living in the UAE you can be forgiven for thinking about the here and now and not contemplating what might happen if you pass away. But […]

The difference between custody and guardianship in the UAE – Nita Maru

Custody and guardianship is an often repeated concern for expats considering a divorce in the UAE.These concerns are further compounded when the parties are not aware that the laws of the UAE differ from those of the country of their nationality.
When considering a divorce, the husband and wife must note that custody and guardianship are […]

Common mistakes to avoid while drafting a will – Nita Maru

Why wills that are homemade or prepared by unlicensed writers are often found to be invalid and ineffective in the UAE
DUBAI: Incorrectly drawn up wills are often found to be invalid and ineffective in the UAE and can lead to an estate being treated as if the person died intestate, i.e. without a will, a […]