Directus is a partnership and is a response to the changing needs and growing demands of clients who require access to professional representation, assistance and advice which is affordable and efficient. The emphasis in the next few decades in the radically different legal landscape will be to react and provide solutions to consumers of legal services which deliver outcomes to such consumers at competitive rates.
The emphasis will be to deliver results to a more dynamic and fluid base of consumers for whom the access to justice and effective representation will be more important than ever before. This is in part due to the commercial and policy drivers that demand direct, effective and immediate problem solving and dispute resolution. The costs of commercial and other forms of litigation have also been the focus recently of changes which came into effect on April 1st, 2013, and with time should assist and enhance the process of litigants seeking a resolution to their problems.
Directus comprises of legal professionals who can listen, appreciate and react directly to the client’s needs. The firm currently a partnership will be able to provide advice either for a fixed fee or on other affordable terms. The changing landscape allows consumers the ability to choose sources to fund their litigation either on the basis of Conditional Fees Agreements (CFA’s) or Damages Based Agreements where the fees are paid by the client from a deduction to the award or judgement obtained.
Directus is Latin for Direct. The core values of the firm are enshrined in this title,(ie Direct). In essence, the delivery of effective and direct legal and professional services is the mission of the firm. The firm has the key advantage of being able to offer not only services to the client (consumer of such services) in this jurisdiction but also commands international and global respect. This is because it’s founder, Suhail Nigar, Barrister and employed Counsel, has not only acquired experience in dealing with specific areas such as commercial property, insolvency liquidation, business immigration, private family law, and consumer, but also international experience. The depth and wide-ranging nature of his skills is supported by success in transforming practices with whom he was associated in Qatar, Dubai, and London. This was due in part to his effective communication and soft skills, which has increased the firm’s profile. The clients that the firm has been assisting in the EMEA (Europe, Middle-East, Africa) region includes high-net work individuals, multinational corporations, prominent members of the Ruling familes in Qatar, UAE, Kuwait and KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and most recently the firm successfully concluded a high-value property litigation case on behalf of one it’s high-net worth client.
The other key advantages of access to justice through a firm which values it’s direct connection with clients, is that it can offer solutions to problems for all of it’s clients, including individuals running small and medium sized businesses, and consumers seeking redress from unwielding and well resourced parties.
It will be a hall mark of the 21st Century that those suppliers that are offering specialised legal or professional legal services and support, must be proactive and respond to the challenges of their clientele. It is our view that this objective may be achieved by firms that are direct, and flexible enough to support their clients goals.
The Managing Partner of the firm, Suhail Nigar has such experience having had an opportunity to work in Qatar, India, Pakistan, Africa, and Europe. Suhail is also a regular participant both as guest speaker and as a participant in international conferences, including Beijing under the auspices of the China-British Business Council and the Law Society sponsored jointly by Renmin University, and the IBA Annual Conference in Vienna.
Suhail speaks French, German, Spanish, Hindi, Urdu and has a good knowledge of Arabic. The global network with which the firm is associated includes, firms, in Dubai, China, India, Egypt, Luxembourg, Italy, Germany and France.