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In the UAE, many law firms exist. Some law firms have advocates and legal consultants that are best with their style. If the firm has advocacy and legal consultancy license, that means they have both Arabic lawyers and local advocates. Such type of license allows the advocates to appear in criminal investigation and criminal cases. Not many law firms in Dubai have these types of license; many law firms in Dubai and Abu Dhabi have the license of legal consultancy only. These types of licenses do not allow working lawyers to appear in court. However, they still give them the right to appear in DIFC Courts. It is important to note that it is not possible to find criminal lawyers and legal consultant firm itself doesn’t have the right to appear in criminal court or criminal cases.
The client can easily find out if a law firm has the right for court audience, has criminal lawyers, or can appear in the courts from the trade name. If the trade name has the word advocates and legal consultancy, then they have the right for court audience. However, if a UAE law firm has the words ‘legal consultancy’ without the name of the advocates, it means you will not find lawyers on their team who can attend the court audience. Such legal consultancy firms have to instruct law firms or advocates in Dubai to appear on their behalf.
Awatif Mohammad Shoqi Advocates & Legal Consultancy with its local and Arab speaking lawyers, have the right court audience in UAE courts and criminal investigations. Top law firms have instructed our law firm in Dubai in plenty of legal cases on behalf of their clients. We have been previously instructed in many cases with numerous corporate lawyers in Dubai and In-House Counsels. The criminal law in Dubai has a very developed legal structure as it mainly contains various laws that deal with specific crimes such as cyber-crime, anti-terrorism, narcotics, traffic, immigration, and many other laws. It is for these reasons that experience, mainly in criminal law, has become more and more important. It has been noticed that even some property advocates have instructed our lawyers just to deal with the criminal side or criminal cases that have arisen from a dispute on the property. Being a full-service law firm, Awatif Mohammad Shoqi Advocates & Legal Consultancy has had the privilege and the advantages of meeting all the clients’ needs with regards to litigation from property to commercial to civil and others. We have a dedicated team of lawyers who have provided expert service to hundreds of clients.
Our firm has been chosen as the best law firm in the UAE by many magazines and publishers.
Awatif Mohammad Shoqi Advocates & Legal Consultancy - Awards & Accolades
Such magazines selects only top law firms in Dubai.
Being a full-service law firm, we have built a strong team of legal advisors, legal consultants, local advocates, and legal secretaries to work in liaison with each other to serve the best interests for our clients. While there are legal consultant law firms with a license from a free zone like DIFC, ADGM or DMMC, the most important aspect is to make sure that the legal affairs department has the authority to issue their license. It is illegal by Dubai laws to practice law without having approval from these authorities. You may easily know if the law firm is licensed from offshore or free zone if you check the extension of the name. You may find it if you search for the word FZE in the extension of the name that could mean that company licenses issued from one of the free zones.