Arkhurst & Abdellah Solicitors (AASOLICITORS) is a leading British law firm in the UAE, founded by a British Solicitor with 25 years of experience in corporate, commercial, energy, and oil & gas law. It’s established and is among the first law firms to provide affordable legal services to start-ups and SMEs, a relief to hundreds of entrepreneurs. The firm transformed the UAE’s legal landscape. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it pioneered virtual legal support to offer 24/7 assistance. The firm’s greatest strength is its focus on building strong client relationships and delivering personalized legal services. AASOLICITORS aims to be recognized as the top innovative boutique law firm in the UAE and to contribute to a thriving business community. The firm plans to expand overseas through international partnerships, enhancing its global presence, as well as coach aspiring lawyers and foster legal talent. An international expansion will allow clients enjoy direct access to the firm’s partners, benefit from affordable fees, fast service delivery, and cutting-edge legal solutions.

Founding Story and Expertise

We started the interview by asking, “Explain your background and your firm in detail.”

Jennifer Arkhurst replied, “I am a British Solicitor, corporate, commercial, energy and oil & gas specialist. I have practiced as a lawyer in the UK and UAE for the last 25 years. My UAE law firm Arkhurst & Abdellah Solicitors in the UAE is an award winning, high ranking and respected British Law Firm. Our firm was one of the first law firms in 2012 to transform the delivery of legal services by bringing affordable legal services to the UAE’s legal landscape to the relief of hundreds business owners and start-up entrepreneurs. A highly innovative firm, we reacted and created online platforms in the height of the Covid 19 pandemic, to offer virtual legal support to business owners and individuals 24/7.”

The Worlds Times: Give us one word that describes you the best.

Jennifer Arkhurst describes herself as “Relentless”

Strength and Goals of AASOLICITORS

The Worlds Times: What are your goals?

Jennifer Arkhurst replied, “To contribute to a thriving business community in the UAE.”

Then we asked, “What do you feel is the biggest strength of “AASOLICITORS” right now?”

Jennifer Arkhurst answered, “Our greatest strength right now is that we recognise the value of relational capital and spend considerable time building relationships with our clients and business partners.”

The Path to Success

The Worlds Times: What was the path you took to get to where you are today?

Jennifer Arkhurst replied, “The path I took to get to where I am today is driven by my passion for what I do and a determination to succeed. These guiding forces have propelled me forward, pushing me to overcome obstacles and seize opportunities along the way. Through hard work, continuous learning, and a commitment to excellence, I have navigated various challenges and steadily progressed towards my goals. Along this journey, I’ve embraced experiences, both successes and setbacks that have shaped me into the individual I am today. Ultimately, it’s been a combination of passion and perseverance that has led me to this point in my journey.”

Addressing a Gap in Legal Services

The Worlds Times: Why did you start “AASOLICITORS”?

Jennifer Arkhurst replied, “I established AASOLICITORS with a clear mission in mind: to fill a void in the legal landscape by providing accessible support to start-ups and SMEs in the UAE. Recognizing that many entrepreneurs were deterred by the high fees of traditional law firms, I wanted to create a platform that not only offered valuable legal services, but also supported aspiring entrepreneurs, including those at UAE universities.”

Embracing AASOLICITORS’ Core Values

The Worlds Times: What do you value the most about “AASOLICITORS” vision?

Jennifer Arkhurst replied, “Being acknowledged as the leading innovative boutique law firm in the UAE.”

Navigating Challenges

The Worlds Times: What are the key values which helped you to overcome the challenges in your path? Tell us something about your memorable incident in your leadership?

Jennifer Arkhurst replied, “My strength of character and perseverance during the pandemic were truly tested. I vividly recall how I pivoted our approach and sought guidance from several business coaches to navigate those challenging times. Amidst the wave of business closures, all I could see around me were doors shutting every single day. However, my resilience stood out as I proactively sought solutions and adapted to the changing circumstances. This memorable pivot, showcases my ability to overcome adversity and emerge stronger, demonstrating my commitment to success despite the odds.”

Future Evolution

The Worlds Times: How do you see the “AASOLICITORS” changing in two years, and how do you see yourself creating that change?

Jennifer Arkhurst replied, “Expanding through partnerships with lawyers and service providers in various countries is a strategic move that can enhance your global presence and offer clients access to a broader range of expertise and resources. Coaching aspiring lawyers demonstrates your commitment to nurturing talent and fostering the next generation of legal professionals, contributing to the overall growth and sustainability of the legal industry.”

Client Advantages with AASOLICITORS

The Worlds Times: What benefits are people getting from “AASOLICITORS” in this competitive world

Jennifer Arkhurst replied, “Clients of AASOLICITORS are gaining significant advantages in today’s competitive landscape. They enjoy direct access to the partners of the firm, ensuring personalized attention and tailored solutions. Additionally, AASOLICITORS offers affordable fees, making high-quality legal services accessible to a wider range of clients. With fast deliverables, clients can expect timely resolution of their legal matters, minimizing downtime and uncertainties. Moreover, the firm’s commitment to innovation ensures that clients benefit from cutting-edge legal solutions to meet their evolving needs.”

We further asked, “How many people are getting benefits from “AASOLICITORS”?”

Jennifer Arkhurst replied, “Having a diverse clientele ranging from start-ups to conglomerates speaks volumes about the quality and versatility of our services. Building a large database of repeat clients is a testament to your consistent delivery and customer satisfaction.”

A Message to Our Viewers

Lastly we asked, “Would you like to say anything else to our viewers?”

“Absolutely! With the right mind-set and determination, anything is possible. Keep aiming high and reaching for the stars.” Jennifer Arkhurst concluded

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