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Ume-Ruqia Anwar

Ume-Ruqia Anwar is a Solicitor at Blakewater Certus Solicitors. Ruqia graduated with an Accounting and Finance Degree in 2012 and after a year of experience in marketing she joined Blakewater Certus Solicitors in 2013. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Law in 2016 and then completed her Legal practice course alongside her Training Contract in 2020. Ruqia has experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing including freehold and leasehold sale and purchases, re-mortgages, redemptions and transfer of equity. The work covered within these transactions varies from newbuild dwellings to flats, houses and unregistered titles. As one of the most experienced Solicitors in the country at dealing with Sharia Finance Home Purchase Plans, Ruqia prides herself on maintaining high levels of client care, attention to detail and strong communication skills.

Client Testimonials

I recently dealt with Ruqia at Blakewater to complete the purchase of my first property. Being my first purchase I had many questions and a lot of correspondence back and forth. Ruqia responded promptly at all times and kept me up to date with what was happening. She was able to keep the process simple and explained everything in detail to me at all times.” “I’ve used Blakewater Certus Solicitors for a number of years and whenever I need a legal service my go to contact has always been Ume Ruqia Anwar. Very happy with the service, and a big thank-you to Ruqia for her professionalism, eye for detail and great communication. I would happily use Blakewater again without any hesitation, highly recommended” “I purchased my first home in Bolton back in April this year and found it to be a splendid and smooth sailing experience. As you can imagine making one of the biggest purchases of you entire life can be very daunting. However, thanks to Blakewaters my experience wasn’t as scary as I imagined. My solicitor/ representative Ume- Ruqia was extremely helpful, informative and completely transparent throughout the whole processing she helped my experience to be less stressful and I felt I could trust her completely to work in my best interests to ensure my purchase was as smooth as possible. Ume-Ruqia Anwar Provided an efficient service to and exceptional standard and I would definitely recommend the firm based on my experience.