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Old Feb 16th 2014, 4:14 pm
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Hello people -

I'm asking this question on behalf of a friend of mine. He's a UK solicitor who currently deals in high-end commercial property in the SW of the UK, early career background in residential conveyancing in the same region.

How marketable or otherwise are his skills in the UAE?

Any advice would be massively welcomed.

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Old Feb 16th 2014, 4:58 pm
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Originally Posted by shakh your bootie View Post
Hello people -

I'm asking this question on behalf of a friend of mine. He's a UK solicitor who currently deals in high-end commercial property in the SW of the UK, early career background in residential conveyancing in the same region.

How marketable or otherwise are his skills in the UAE?

Any advice would be massively welcomed.

Ta

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Err, not that it ought to make a jot of difference, but the brother that I ask on behalf of is a pukka honky Brit (or at least, he can trace his family back to the Tolpuddle Martyrs. He may have some Franco or Viking blood before that).
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Err, not that it ought to make a jot of difference, but the brother that I ask on behalf of is a pukka honky Brit (or at least, he can trace his family back to the Tolpuddle Martyrs. He may have some Franco or Viking blood before that).
No idea to be honest, however, given the choice I would always hire the lawyer with Viking blood...

In fact - that should be on his business card.

"No win, no Valhalla"

"Raping, Pillaging, Conquering and Conveyancing is our game"

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I've a friend here who is a UK trained and experienced property lawyer, out here with her husband... she's been job hunting for 2 years now, in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but with no success. Normally is either seen as too senior (ie expensive, even though by now she is almost willing to work for peanuts), or unable to speak Arabic... There are firms who recruit property lawyers, but it seems to be very hard indeed to get into.
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Old Feb 21st 2014, 10:32 pm
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I've a friend here who is a UK trained and experienced property lawyer, out here with her husband... she's been job hunting for 2 years now, in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but with no success. Normally is either seen as too senior (ie expensive, even though by now she is almost willing to work for peanuts), or unable to speak Arabic... There are firms who recruit property lawyers, but it seems to be very hard indeed to get into.
Yep - that's more or less how I figured it might be! Thanks for the answer!
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No idea to be honest, however, given the choice I would always hire the lawyer with Viking blood...

In fact - that should be on his business card.

"No win, no Valhalla"

"Raping, Pillaging, Conquering and Conveyancing is our game"

etc
I didn't expect the Viking Inquisition???
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I didn't expect the Viking Inquisition???
Nobody did.
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