International Services

The Woodfords Middle East (Dubai) and North Africa (Egypt) offices allow us to meet with and assist our corporate and private clients with their UK legal requirements.

This desk is headed up by Mrs Tharwat Alsanawi, an Arabic and English-speaking partner. Mrs Alsanawi has extensive expertise and a wealth of experience dealing with Middle Eastern clients, including high-net-worth individuals and investors throughout the UK and the Middle East.

Our international desk can help you with:

  • Immigration and all type of visa applications
  • Investors and settlement applications
  • Start-up and innovator visa
  • Studying in the UK
  • Marriage and Fiancé visa
  • Passports applications
  • Family reunion and Human Rights applications
  • Property acquisition commercial and residential
  • Landlord and Tenants
  • Mortgages and Refinance
  • Company formation and tax affairs
  • Trusts and Probate
  • Employment
  • Wills
  • Divorce and family matters
  • Children arrangements
  • Corporate and individual litigation
  • Insurance quotes and claims

Contact the team

Mrs Tharwat Alsanawi, Woodfords Partner

Mrs Tharwat Alsanawi, Woodfords Partner

Recent work undertaken

  • Representing an overseas client to secure a positive outcome of his leave-to-enter application. The client was unable to meet all requisite requirements for his application to be successful, however this is not an issue if a valid and reasonable explanation is provided.
  • Acting on behalf of an overseas client to obtain a UK Islamic mortgage to buy a property in the UK.
  • Assisting a client with his tax affairs and writing a Will.

What it will cost

We are happy to have an initial discussion over the phone regarding international matters free of charge. After that we will charge a consultation fee if a meeting is required. During this we will endeavour to provide a fixed price quotation for our services and clear guidance on any further costs. The consultation fee will usually be deducted from the overall legal costs.

What our clients say

“I was helped by Tharwat Alsanawi and Woodfords in my family matter. I would highly recommend their firm for the work they carried out for me. Tharwat represented me in my child arrangement abduction case which involved legal proceedings in two different countries, the UK and UAE. The whole ordeal was very stressful for myself and my child, but with their support and advice, I was able to secure a safe future for myself and my child. Thank you to Tharwat and the rest of the family law team for their support and professional advice during this stressful period of my life.”

“I would highly recommend Tharwat Alsanawi and Jeremy Lui of Woodford LLP Solicitors. They are a professional, conscientious and knowledgeable team, and have secured a successful outcome to my case. After the rejection of my first application to remain in the UK, I knew that I needed the best solicitor I could find. Tharwat Alsanawi understood the whole situation very clearly from the start and advised me on the complex issues surrounding my case. Tharwat herself worked tirelessly on this issue with her assistant Jeremy Liu, and they kept me fully briefed. Tharwat and Jeremy really care about their clients. I am extremely grateful.”