Our Team

Our Team

Romano Dolbey

Romano Dolbey

  • Head of Wills and Inheritance
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  • Wills and Inheritance
Membership of Professional Bodies

Legal Practice Council


Romano Dolbey, Legal Consultant of the Wills and Inheritance Division is an LPC compliant Admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. 





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Romano advised and created matching ADGM Wills for my wife and I last year after we purchased a house, and I was delighted with the advice, service, and financial savings provided as I’d budgeted for the DIFC equivalent.

Wills Client
  • Problematic Probate Processes and how to Mitigate Challenges – Part 1

    25 Mar 2024

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  • Estate Planning in the UAE - “Ignorantia Juris Non Excusat”

    06 Feb 2024

    The UAE has experienced exponential growth since its formation in 1971, and the “pull-factor” has been strong amongst investors.

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  • Succession Planning in the UAE: Be Proactive, not Reactive

    17 Nov 2023

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  • Probate in the UAE – A Brief Overview

    21 Sep 2023

    The concept of inheritance may seem daunting to the family members of a deceased, especially in the immediate aftermath. The options regarding probate in the UAE have been outlined below and serves only as a brief overview.

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  • Changes to Non-Muslim Inheritance law in the UAE – Enforcement of Foreign Wills

    17 Jul 2023

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  • Update your Will – The Deleterious Effects of Stagnation

    13 Mar 2023

    While the enactment of Federal Decree – Law No. (41) Of 2022 On Civil Personal Status inheritance has altered the channels of inheritance for non-Muslim residents, the procedure following a death remains unchanged, unless indicated otherwise by the relevant authority.

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  • Death of a loved one (Ex-patriate) and related legal Issues in UAE

    06 Feb 2023

    The passing of a loved one is an emotional time, and during this difficult period, one needs to ensure that the legal and formal requirements following the death are adhered to at each stage. In the UAE, the procedures differ depending on whether your loved one passed away at home, in hospital or elsewhere.

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  • Janu-Worry: Corporate Assets and Inheritance

    16 Jan 2023

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  • 2023 Changes to Inheritance Law – Federal Decree – Law No. (41) of 2022 On Civil Personal Status

    12 Dec 2022

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  • International Property Protection

    29 Nov 2022

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    04 Nov 2022

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    23 Aug 2022

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  • Romano is a Legal Consultant in the Wills and Inheritance department at James Berry and Associates Legal Consultants. Prior to this position, he gained extensive experience across various fields of law while working for law firms in South Africa and the UAE. Romano has experience in Wills and Inheritance, Contracts, Family Law, Third-Party Claims, and General Litigation. Romano grew up moving back and forth between the borders of the UAE and South Africa, and has gained a wide understanding of legal issues on an international level. Romano is an LPC Compliant Admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and holds an LLB from the University of South Africa. He studied law at The University of South Africa and has been in the UAE for many years. He started his law career in a South African based firm and  and has experience in a broad range of legal topics.


    • University of South Africa (LLB)

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