The Birth of a Vision
In 2009, driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and a pursuit of legal expertise, Nita Maru identified a significant gap in the UAE legal landscape, presenting a unique opportunity to address unmet needs within the industry.
Discovering the Niche
“When I moved from London, I realised, there was a huge void in awareness by expatriates of the implications of local laws on their estate, family matters, and a lack of knowledge on the part of people and business owners of the importance of succession planning in the UAE. With more research, it became apparent that there was not a single law firm in Dubai that had a department specialising in Wills and succession planning despite the prevailing local Sharia Laws. This inspired me to set up my own law firm with a division dedicated solely to this area of law. Being a mother of three children, I was passionate about helping expats protect and secure their family and UAE assets.”
Setting up TWS Legal Consultants
And so, Nita embarked on a challenging journey toward the success she had passionately envisioned.
“In 2009, despite the ongoing recession, I was working day and night setting up my own law firm, TWS Legal Consultants. It was a challenging experience, being a British female entrepreneur looking to establish a legal entity in Dubai; the red tape, stringent application process, paperwork, and so on were fast becoming a part of my daily routine. But when I finally received my license from The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department I was ecstatic. Quite a few months had passed since I first conceived the idea of my own law firm, so I was jubilant that my hard work was finally paying off and my dream was in sight. This was a huge achievement personally, and a major turning point professionally.”
Evolution of TWS Legal Consultants
Over the course of the past 14 years, TWS Legal Consultants has transformed into a dynamic and comprehensive law firm under Nita’s astute leadership. As an epitome of a successful female entrepreneur, Nita has steadily expanded the firm’s service offerings to cater to a diverse range of legal needs in Dubai.
Presently, the firm excels in offering legal advice in various areas, including Wills & Estate Inheritance, Family & Divorce Law, DIFC Foundations, Property Conveyancing, UAE Residency, Corporate and Company Incorporation in the UAE. Additionally, TWS has expanded its services with the establishment of a DIFC entity as TWS Corporate Services Limited. As a registered agent in DIFC, they specialize in setting up DIFC Foundations, Legacy & Succession Planning, and a wide range of DIFC Corporate Services.
Through dedicated efforts and unwavering commitment, the firm has become a trusted and sought-after resource for clients seeking reliable legal counsel across multiple disciplines.
Family: Nita’s Pillar of Inspiration
Nita Maru finds herself profoundly blessed to be surrounded by the unwavering support of her husband and their three cherished children. As the cornerstone of her life, her family serves as an enduring source of inspiration, propelling her forward in her professional journey and personal endeavours.
Nita’s Advice for Aspiring Individuals
Nita’s advice to those still struggling to make it or dreaming of success: Believe in yourself. Never let failures or frustrations stand in the way of your dreams. Keep your pureness of spirit; never give up.