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Any way you look at it, Dubai is an economic success story. Bereft of the vast natural resources enjoyed by its neighbours, it has established itself as the financial and professional hub of the Middle East and beyond. This is one of the most exciting and dynamic markets in the world for a lawyer, and it offers exposure to high-value, complex and varied legal work in small client-facing teams.

Away from business, Dubai is a global tourist hotspot with all the leisure facilities you could wish for. Life here will not be dull. From Michelin starred celebrity restaurants to some of the world’s best shopping malls (replete with indoor ski-slopes, aquariums and theme parks), it’s a place where luxury comes as standard. Joining a large ex-pat community from all over the world, you won’t find many places where it is easier to settle into a new life.

The short-term market rises and falls but the long-term trend is growth, and this is reflected in the ongoing demand for lawyers across all commercial practice areas, particularly corporate, finance, disputes, construction, employment, IT/IP, energy and projects. Openings exist at all levels for lawyers with Common Law training and credentials in a good firm. Arabic is not usually required.

When it comes to an international move, it pays to work with experts. The international team at Origin Legal has been helping lawyers to relocate their careers to Dubai for over twenty years, providing well-informed advice on everything from your preliminary research through to interview preparation, negotiating an offer and finalising the work permit paperwork. There is every chance we have answers to your questions and if we don’t, we will know where to find them. To explore legal jobs in Dubai, contact Jason or Charlotte at:

Head of International Team
Jason Horobin

Consultant
Charlotte Hooper

Testimonials

Senior Associate

"Jason was one of the most proactive and helpful recruiters I have dealt with. He identified a suitable position in the jurisdiction where I was considering a transfer, which I certainly would have not found on my own. He then made sure that communication with HR was continual and that the recruitment progressed." - Senior Associate, Guernsey

Candidate

"Jason was an excellent recruitment consultant.  I reached out to Origin a few months ago with regards to potentially moving to the Channel Islands from the Isle of Man for a NQ corporate position, and with Jason's help and guidance I am now writing this recommendation from my new office in Jersey!  He was very supportive and attentive at every stage of the recruitment process, which was very much appreciated as it was my first job move.  I couldn't recommend Jason/ Origin enough if you are looking to change job, especially if it involves moving to a different jurisdiction as he really helped me prepare for every part of the move."

Candidate

"Jason is by far the best recruiter I have ever worked with and his key strength is that he is genuinely open and honest with candidates. I've worked with recruiters before who I felt were willing to push me into roles that weren't suited to me and Jason stood out because I trusted his advice completely. Thanks to Jason I was able to secure a great position in the Cayman Islands and I haven't looked back since!"

Featured Vacancies

This global law firm has an outstanding presence in the Middle East region and is widely acknowledged to be among the market leaders.

This global law firm offers strength and breadth of coverage in the Middle East construction market that is unrivalled amongst its peers.

This global law firm offers a strength and breadth of coverage in the Middle East construction market that is unrivalled amongst its peers.

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By Jason Nottage | June 16, 2021
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By Taylor Day | March 19, 2021
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By Taylor Day | March 1, 2021
The time is right, plan your next move. So here we are a year into the Covid 19 pandemic. If we had known at the start that we would have to endure such challenging restrictions and trading turbulence for over…
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Summarise your experience and show how it fits the role with our CV Template

Summarise your experience and show how it fits the role with our NQ CV Template

When it comes to international recruitment, the option to interview over Skype, BlueJeans, or one of the many other online videoconference platforms.

Although it is increasingly commonplace for firms to use videoconferencing at some stage in their international recruitment.

Bringing your CV up to date should be easy shouldn’t it?

Bringing your CV up to date should be easy shouldn’t it?

Good CV’s, and bad, come in all shapes and sizes, and if you ask ten people for advice, they will likely give you ten different answers

If this is your first time interviewing for Partnership or another senior level post you are likely to notice some significant differences.

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