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Monday 18 February 2019 (UAE)   

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List of Lawyers in Dubai and UAE, legal help and advice, information, and guide.

List of Legal Firms and Lawyers in Dubai, UAE (not a complete list)

This is a selection of lawyers and legal firms from embassy and consulate sources, or others we have heard of. Not that that's any guarantee that they're any good, but hopefully there's slightly less chance of getting a dud company. If you are trying to select a legal firm blind, as it were, start with either your own consulate or embassy (they usually have a list), or try the US or UK embassies and consulates.

  • Afridi and Angell - website www.afridi-angell.com, offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah.
  • Al Bahr Advocates an Legal Consultants - Mohammed Al Shaiba sometimes answers legal questions in the Gulf News on Fridays.
  • Al Sharif Advocates & Legal Consultants - Location and postal address: Hamarain Center, Gate 8, 1st Floor, PO Box 8867, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Contact details tel +971-4-2628222 , fax +971-4-2628111, email dubailaw@eim.ae, website www.dubailaw.com.
  • Al Tamimi & Co (Tammimmi, Tammimi, Tamimmi) - many would regard Al Tamimi as the top law firm in Dubai. Website www.tamimi.com.
  • Al Yafee Advocates & Legal Services - unknown, website www.alyafee.com, email info@alyafee.com, tel +971-4-3334482.
  • Allen & Overy
  • Bin Shabib & Associates - www.binshabib.com, Jimmy Haoula (a partner) writes commentary for Property Weekly magazine.
  • Clifford Chance
  • Clyde & Co - ranked first in survey by Which Lawyer? online, out of a list of 27 law firms practicing in the UAE (10 September 2007 press release) - Clyde & Co is the only firm on the list with all areas of expertise ranked as ‘recommended' or higher. The areas covered by the directory are ‘Telecoms/IT', ‘Dispute Resolution', ‘Corporate and M&A', ‘Banking and Finance', ‘Energy' and ‘Intellectual Property'. Website www.clydeco.com - Clyde & Co website, has information about Dubai and Middle East offices.
  • DLA Piper
  • Floyd & Howard FZC - tel +971-4-3124986, email info@floydandhoward.com, website www.floydandhoward.com.
  • Fulbright & Jaworski
  • Hadef Legal Consultants and Advocates - (website www.hadalaw.com not available?)
  • HPL Yamalova and Plewka (Plethka) Consultants - listen to Ludmila Yamalova, one of the founders, talk about law on a weekly show on Dubai Eye radio. Website www.lyhplaw.com. Contact and location: Reef Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), PO Box 487111, Dubai, UAE. Tel +971-4-4279812, fax +971-4-4279811, email info@lyhplaw.com.
  • James Berry & Associates tel +971-4-3317552, fax +971-4-3317553, email berry@emirates.net.ae or mark@jamesberrylaw.ae, web www.jamesberrylaw.com, location 304B API World Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, PO Box 52294, Dubai, UAE, Managing Partner James Berry.
  • Musthafa & Almana Associates - website www.musthafa-almana.com
  • Sami Al Midfa Advocacy & Legal Consultants, Office 1004 Al Reem Tower, Al Maktoum Road, Deira, Dubai, PO 32367, Dubai, UAE, tel +971-4-2272701, fax +971-4-2277422, email midfaadv@emirates.net.ae or administrator@almidfalawyers.com. Partners/lawyers/consultants include Sami Al Midfa - University of UAE, Adv. Khaled Abdel Wahab - University of Cairo, Carol S. Alderson (has a slot on Dubai Eye radio 12pm Tuesdays?), Adv. Mosaad Taher - University of Sanaa in Yemen.
  • Trench & Associates Legal Consultants - website www.trenchlaw.com
List of lawyers and law companies in Abu Dhabi, UAE (not a complete list)
  • Afridi and Angell
List of lawyers and law companies in Sharjah, UAE (not a complete list)
  • Afridi and Angell
Filipino lawyers in Dubai and UAE
  • Gulf Law, tel +971-4-4449404, website www.gulflaw.info, FB www.facebook.com/filipinolawyersindubai. According to Kabayan Weekly, Gulf Law is "the only Filipino law firm in the UAE"?
    • They have a Prepaid Lawyer service (telephone consultation for about 10-20 mins), pay AED 150 (in 2016) by bank transfer or online with credit card via Paypal, then phone and ask a legal question. Free follow-up question within 45 days. Website top navigation menu "Prepaid Lawyer".
    • Firm deals with bounced cheques, credit cards, and other financial issues; marriage annulments; visa, labour, and employment cases; etc.
    • Attorney (Michael?) Barney Almazar from the Philippines does the answers legal questions in the UAE based Kabayan Weekly newspaper. See page at www.kabayanweekly.com/category/opinion/sagot-ka-ni-attorney/.
    • Also The Filipino Times in UAE, Dubai Eye radio 103.8 FM "The Agenda". Gulf News "Ask the Law"?
    • Occasional free legal aid, seminars and advice offered, check with them or the Philippines Consulate in Dubai.
    • Offices in the Philippines (Manila), and UK (Aberdeen).
Free legal advice in Dubai and UAE
  • It's worth phoning a legal firm to speak to a lawyer and ask for an opinion - sometimes you might get enough information just over the phone. Or you might be able to go for an intial brief consultation (possibly free, or not too expensive) which, again, gives you enough information to make a decision about whether to continue with legal advice or not.
  • Dubai International Financial Center Courts (DIFC Courts) at DIFC has a Pro Bono Legal Clinic, started in February 2012 (first clinic held on 16 February 2012 at the Monarch Hotel, Dubai), with volunteer lawyers offering legal advice at no charge. Contact DIFC Courts to make an appointment (it sounds like you can't just turn up). See DIFC Courts website for clinic timings or tel +971-4-4273333.
Last update Wednesday 23-Nov-2016. Page development 1H 2T 3D 4L 5C.
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  • dubai.usconsulate.gov/lawyers_list.pdf - PDF list of lawyers in Dubai from the US Consulate (also for Ajman, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain).
  • photos.state.gov/libraries/uae/231771/PDFs/list_of_lawyers_april_17_2012.pdf - PDF list of lawyers in Abu Dhabi from the US Embassy (also for Al Ain).
  • www.awf.ae - Advocates Without Frontiers UAE website, not reviewed. Unknown.
  • www.difccourts.ae - DIFC Courts website
  • whichlawyer.practicallaw.com/which/firmRecommendationsByJurisdiction.do?jurisdictionId=:22560 - recommended law firms in the UAE with ratings


Abu Dhabi AUH ABD ADB, Ajman AJM, Al Ain AAN, Dubai DXB, Fujairah FUJ, Ras Al Khaimah RAK, Sharjah SHJ, Umm Al Quwain UAQ

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