Stuart is a genuine go to type person if you want clear and balanced advice on personal financial planning which for me started with a total reconsideration and rewrite of my UK will (he referred me to excellent counsel for a UAE Will) and we then moved on to considering how to optimise my personal wealth in a tax efficient manner and including full consideration of complex jurisdictional issues and trust structures.


He is able to offer solutions but he does not push you into any, that is a personal choice – for me, this was one of the most valuable and holistic exercises I could have done. From my own experience, Stuart completely stands out from the crowd for such services in UAE and he is a very nice person with it – it is still critical to be careful here, even though there have been many more welcome moves to stricter regulation

David Bligh-Smith, General Counsel, Dubai

My Wife and I had been putting off the process of writing our Will’s but it had been nagging at me ever since the children were born. In hindsight, I think the reason for delaying was because we never really knew where to start!
I got introduced to Stuart through a Facebook group that we’re part of, and he was brilliant from start to finish. He was brilliant at explaining our options in clear, simple terms and he dispelled any urban myths that we had heard. Our Wills are now in place, and I’d be happy to recommend Stuart and Great British Wills to others.

Lloyd Cremer, Dubai

I needed to update my Will and was surprised by how easy it was. The whole process was very quick and efficient with Stuart providing support and guidance when required in completing the forms and information.

Stuart was also very proactive in advising the stages to be completed and when payments/provision of such information had to be made to ensure the timely processing of the Will.

All told, a very efficient service administered in a very professional way by Stuart. I would definitely recommend this service to any one in need of/updating a UK Will.

Trevor Anscombe, Dubai

We had been putting off writing our will as we’re not quite sure of how this could be done for expats living in Dubai. We reached out to Great British Wills and a few other individuals. At the first meeting with Stuart Porter (done virtually on Zoom), we were reassured that we had come to the right place. We found the advice he gave us was very clear and answered all our questions. The service provided was excellent and we are more than happy to recommend Stuart to other British expats.

Dr. Veda Riza and Dr. Ibrahim Riza, Dubai

We were looking for a simple Will and Stuart was able to meet us via ZOOM, discuss our requirements and was happy to answer any of the questions we had. Happy to recommend Great British Wills’ efficient and professional service.

Eddy Hall, Dubai

This was my first time I had even thought of making a Will. The prospect of preparing a Will was very daunting, as I had so many questions ranging from personal finances to personal insurances to family to what ifs, including the reason “why I was writing one”. This became more daunting as I am dual citizen expat living in the UAE; there were too many local & international laws for me to learn. Where would I start?! Stuart, really was really patient with me, taking the time to explain & simplify the process, demystifying legal jargon & answering all of my questions in a timely fashion. He helped me put the right document in place for my needs, giving me the much needed peace of mind I needed.

Troy Ellison, Dubai

We initially approached Great British Wills to have our English Wills prepared. During our conversation with Stuart, he was able to help arrange the English Will, introduce us to a local lawyer to help with local issues, answer our questions on lasting powers of attorney in the UK and introduce us to an expert in international tax. Thanks to Great British Wills we have greater control and understanding of the international aspects of our estate.

Chris & Caroline Lloyd, Dubai

Having lived in the Middle East since 2006 we finally decided it was time to make our will. Stuart, Great British Wills, came highly recommended and after a friendly chat the process began and within 3 weeks our will was in place. If you are looking to get a will then Great British Wills should be top of your list.

Andrew Wallis, Dubai

We had planned to draw up a will for a long time and after moving to Dubai and having our 4th child we decided it was an important step to take. Stuart came very highly recommended. He spent time going through the process and explaining all the options available to us in a way that was easy to understand. He is extremely knowledgable in this area and anything that was beyond the scope of his practice, he was able to refer us on to the appropriate professional.
We would definitely recommend Stuart!

Louise and Cameron, Dubai

We knew we needed to get Wills in place, as we have young children, but didn’t really know where to start. Our mortgage broker recommended Stuart to us and we are so glad she did! Stuart is extremely knowledgable and professional. He took all of the hard work out of the process for us and guided us every step of the way. I would HIGHLY recommend him and Great British Wills to other expats living in Dubai.

Henry Jakins, Dubai

My wife and I worked with Stuart to sort out our new wills. We were happy with the advice, Stuart is knowledgeable, flexible and very patient!

Jonathan Kidd, Dubai

My Will was prepared several years ago and needed updating and a friend recommended Stuart at Great British Wills. Stuart specializes on this area and hence very knowledgeable on the subject. He clearly explains everything and provides good professional advise. I am very happy to recommend Great British Wills to other expats living in Dubai.

Paul Gyles, Dubai

We contact Stuart to enquire about establishing a Will for our Estate and more importantly to discuss Guardianship of our two young children (especially as we are currently living in UAE) in the event anything was to happen to both my wife & I. As we were not sure on what route to take, talking with Great British Wills, enabled us to understand all the options available and to ensure we made the right decisions for our circumstances. This is a quite complicated and also a sensitive subject to explore and resolve and Great British Wills we’re both sensitive to our needs and professional in explaining all potential options to us to enable the right decision to be made! Further the patience shown as we took a long time to make our decisions was very much appreciated. We would definately recommend Great British Wills to anyone looking for guardianship and Wills.

Steve Rickards, Dubai

I had not prepared a Will before. I was concerned about what was involved and making tricky decisions. However, Stuart was able to explain the options available in a clear way so that I could make an informed decision. It was easier and quicker than I had thought now I have a Will and feel more secure about the future for my family if the worst should happen. It was a very easy process and I am so happy I did it. I have also spoken to Stuart about financial planning. He has the same straightforward and transparent approach to this side of his work too which has helped me make some important decisions for my future. He also brings nice biscuits to every meeting too! Hats off to Stuart!

Lucy Bradley, Dubai

Stuart came highly recommended by several people on a popular expat chat forum. We utilised his service to arrange our wills in Dubai. From start to finish we received professional yet very personable service from Stuart. He talked us through everything, step by step, explaining all of the what’s, why’s and wherefores. The service provided by Stuart throughout the delicate process was exemplary and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him.

Mark Forrester, Dubai

Stuart has been an excellent advisor during the process of building our Will. In what can be a difficult process, he was able to empathise and advise us in a way that was perfect for us as people and suited to our circumstances. Wills can be very complicated in UAE. Stuart has immense knowledge and will help you to navigate this, so you end up with a product that is truly individual and perfectly suited to you. Thanks Stuart.

Michael Irvine, Dubai

We had Wills in place, but they were out of date, I called a Solicitor firm, but they didn’t do UK Wills, however they kindly gave me Stuarts contact details. We set an appointment and with Stuarts professional guidance we got our new Wills in place. We then made a further appointment to discuss our Finances. Stuart explained everything in clear, plain language and not baffled us with finance jargon, he brought to our attention several points that we were not aware of, he is very thorough and has given us some excellent yet simple advice on saving for the future. We are very happy with his service and would highly recommend him.

Jeremy Coulbeck, Dubai

An important factor of expat life, especially in this part of the world.
We have known Stuart for many years, and he was a great help in re-writing and updating our wills for us. Highly recommended.

Fraser Whittle, Dubai