Dona Karimova

Dona Karimova

Job Title: Consultant Solicitor

Dona is a real estate solicitor with a wide range of experience in both commercial and residential transactions.

For commercial landlords, she can assist them in acquiring properties, managing existing properties from start to finish, leases, consents, dilapidation notices, surrenders, and disputes with tenants.

For commercial tenants, Dona prides herself on being there for them throughout their journey, from negotiating a lease for their first location, through to expansions and further acquisitions.

Dona highly values her relationship with her clients and enjoys being part of the growth of their businesses. One of her favourite activities is visiting her clients’ restaurants, retail locations, and more, all with the aim of building a positive relationship and discovering how she can support them long-term. As she also deals with residential transactions, Dona often supports her commercial clients with their personal property purchases too.


Practices: Commercial Property, Real Estate, Residential Property

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Examples of previous projects:

Acting for one of the largest restaurant chains in London, including in assisting with the opening of new branches
Successfully managing the real estate department of a previous firm from the ground up, including building relationships with clients and business associates
Working with seasoned property developers on various multi-million pound acquisitions
Working with clients from the UK and abroad with the purchase of residential property, leading to assisting them with commercial transactions too.

Clients have described Dona as ‘a breath of fresh air,’ with feedback from one client in particular being:

“I worked with Dona for the purchase of an apartment in London. Her approach was highly efficient and her professionalism was exceptional. I was satisfied with her work and also with the results. Overall, my experience with Dona was very positive and I would definitely recommend her services to others.”

 Dona’s favourite activity outside of work is being a mother to her two sons. She will either be cheering them on at football matches or travelling and exploring the world with them. Dona is fluent in English, Russian, Turkish and Uzbek.

Street of flats / apartments above commercial units in London

Our clients' words: a testament to quality service

We have worked with Ms Dona Karimova of Setfords Law firm during the purchase of a house as a foreign investor in the UK. As we have been first-time buyers in the UK, we have been new to many regulations and rules. She has been very instrumental for us to understand various complicated topics by making sure that we get sufficient explanations necessary for our decision-making. She has been patiently responding to our additional enquiries to be raised with her counter-part by representing our case and rights in a meticulous way. She is always very kind, trust-worthy and pleasant to work with, not to mention that she is highly capable of creating solutions and showing flexibility as we have been working almost always online and over a certain time difference. I would highly recommend her services when you are looking for an experienced, highly competent solicitor for real-estate transactions.

Sebnem Girgin - General Manager, Gilead Sciences Turkiye

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