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Ume-Kulsoom Anwar

Ume-Kulsoom Anwar joined Blakewater Solicitors in 2009 and is now a Senior Partner and Head of the Commercial and Property Department.

Ume-Kulsoom has over 10 years’ experience in Conveyancing. After obtaining a 2:1 in her Law Degree she attended BPP Law School where she achieved a Distinction in her Legal Practice Course and a Masters Degree. Ume-Kulsoom completed her Training Contract at Blakewater Solicitors and is now one of the Senior Partners. Since then, Ume-Kulsoom has dealt with thousands of Property transactions.

Ume-Kulsoom and her team are well known for advising a wide range of clients across a variety of complex conveyancing transactions. The team specialises in Islamic finance and are one of the leading providers of this type of service in the UK. The team does not only advise clients in respect of these transactions, but are also involved in consulting banks, brokers, estate agents and third parties as to the complexity of transactions involving Sharia compliant finance.

Ume-Kulsoom takes a robust and practical approach to advising clients and prides herself on providing straight forward advice in a simple and practical way. She is incredibly proud of the team she works with who are from diverse backgrounds. Ume-Kulsoom tailors the service she provides to suit individual clients and avoids legal jargon wherever possible so that clients understand the transaction and the process and can make informed decisions.

Ume-Kulsoom also specialises in all areas of Private Client work including preparation of Wills, preparation of Trusts, matters involving Powers of Attorney and Probate. Ume-Kulsoom is a member of STEP and is currently studying a STEP Qualification.

Ume-Kulsoom’s areas of expertise include:

  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Commercial Property
  • Islamic Finance
  • Inheritance, Wills and Probate matters
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Professional Negligence

Client Testimonials

Thank you for all your help and professional support. I will recommend BW to family and friends in the future.

Thank you Mrs Anwar and more than happy with the kind and considerate professionalism you have shown.

We’ve used many, many solicitors in the past and you have been by far the best! We look forward to working with you in the future.

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