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Who We Are

Meet your team

Sarah Malik

CEO & Founder

Sarah Malik is an experienced and well- regarded lawyer whose 20 year career to date has spanned internationally. Prior to founding SOL International Ltd, she practiced as a Barrister at a leading set of Chambers in London, worked as employed Counsel at a leading UK law firm and headed the Advocacy and Investigations team of an International law firm in Dubai. She is a member of the SIAC Users Council in the Middle East and is appointed on the Lagos Panel of Arbitration Neutrals. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and accepts appointments to sit as an arbitrator. Sarah is known as a straight talking, no nonsense lawyer who fights her clients corner hard and her approach and commitment has resulted in a loyal client following. She is dedicated to the work she undertakes and is recommended as an excellent advocate by those who work with her.

Sarah also has a network of trusted lawyers in London, full rights to appear at all court levels in England and Wales and is an Associate member of a London Chambers. In addition, Sarah has been appointed to the Middle East Users Council of SIAC and consulted on changes to the SIAC rules in 2016. Sarah has also been appointed to the Lagos Court of Arbitration International Panel of Neutrals to hear commercial arbitration disputes.

‘Founding SOL International Ltd was the next natural progression in my career thanks to unwavering commitment from my clients and support from so many. One year on, we are delighted to expand and to continue to grow from strength to strength. The name SOL is special and will always serve as a reminder of why we all do what we do, our motivation and driving force and what truly matters: family. SOL stands for Sarah Omar Lina. Those of you who know me know that first and foremost I am blessed to be mother to Omar and Lina. All that I do I do for them. SOL International Ltd is firmly grounded and founded on family principles and seeks to treat its clientele as part of the family.’

Saher Khan

Paralegal

Saher has been with SOL from the start. Initially as an intern and now as paralegal, she has extensive experience in legal support work such as research, assistance in preparing court documents, bundles, exhibits, liaising with external parties, and business development. Saher has graduated with a B.A.(Hons.) in Law and has a background in employment law, company, trusts and tort. She has extensive hands on practical experience of Client needs and having worked with the firms private clients she has a good understanding of the nuances of Clients requirements and of discretion and confidentiality.

Working at SOL has been amazing. Sarah has helped push me out of my comfort zone and has encouraged me and inspired me to become much more confident.  Working here helps me to bridge the gap between my academic background and practical real-life experience in law”.

Ajitha Boominathan

Finance intern

Ajitha is a graduate in B.A.(Hons.) in Accounting & Finance and assists with all finance & accounts related to SOL. Her role involves liaison between SOL & external providers in respect of VAT, audit, accounts, invoicing & financial management. 

In addition, she is also currently pursuing her ACCA qualification. 

I enjoy the dynamic varied workload putting into practice my accounting background for the benefit of a legal discipline and thereby greatly enhancing my skillset.”

Testimonials

What People Say

"Sarah is the complete package – a formidable advocate, wise counsel, careful strategist and efficient planner."
Gary Born
Chair, International Arbitration and Litigation, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
"I have had the honor of working with Sarah on several complex and highly demanding litigation and arbitration-related projects where time was of the essence. She is an excellent advocate, passionate about her client’s interests and very results driven. Apart from her first class professional qualifications, she is above all a woman of integrity and a pleasure to deal with."
Gayle Hanlon
Partner, Law House
"I have worked with Sarah both in London and Dubai and am delighted to see that she has now established her own firm. She is a first class lawyer, client focused, energetic and user-friendly."
Nigel Jones
QC
"Sarah Malik has been the first lawyer who supported me in the early weeks of the launch of Middlesex University Dubai’s LLB in 2014 and she has been a strategic partner of the Law and Politics Department ever since. Last year Sarah was appointed as visiting faculty to teach employment law, arbitration and legal ethics at the UG and PG level. Students have been very engaged and satisfied by her teaching, particularly enjoying her extensive professional experience integrated in her teaching. She is dedicated to every project she is undertaking and she is always keen to develop innovative collaborations and partnerships."
Dr Tenia Kyriazi
Head of Law and Politics Middlesex University, Dubai
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