British twins facing jail in Dubai did not complete legal training

EXCLUSIVE: British porn stars turned ‘lawyer’ twins facing jail in Dubai for ‘drunkenly attacking policewoman and cursing Arab women’ DID NOT finish their legal training in the UK

  • Alena and Sasha Parker face three years in Dubai jail for allegedly assaulting cop
  • The 37-year-old twins from London both work at Al Safar & Partners in Dubai
  • Neither of them qualified as solicitors in the UK or completed four year training
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority says Alena did not finish course and had no record at all of Sasha   
  • On August 4 last year, they were arrested for ‘roguish behaviour’ on a night out 
  • Pleaded not guilty to ‘insulting, resisting arrest by and assaulting policewoman’
  • The glamorous pair appeared in porn videos while living and working in London

British twin sisters facing jail in Dubai for drunkenly assaulting a policewoman and ‘cursing Arab women’ who both claim to be ‘lawyers’ are not qualified solicitors, MailOnline can reveal.

Alena Parker and her twin sister have lived in the Gulf state for almost a decade and work at Al Safar & Partners law firm. 

Alena, 37, is an associate while Sasha is the the law firm’s case manager.

But MailOnline has discovered that the former dropped out before completing the rigorous four-year training to practice as a solicitor in the UK while Sasha did not even begin the process to practice law.

The revelation came as the glamorous pair strenuously denied drunkenly attacking an officer. They could face up to three years in a Dubai jail if they are convicted.

British twin sisters Alena and Sasha Parker (above) facing jail in Dubai for drunkenly assaulting a policewoman and ‘cursing Arab women’ describe themselves as lawyers but did not complete their legal training in the UK, MailOnline can reveal

Alena Parker and her twin sister have lived in the Gulf state for almost a decade and work at Al Safar & Partners law firm

MailOnline has discovered that Alena (right) dropped out before completing the rigorous four-year training to practice as a solicitor in the UK while Sasha (left) did not even begin the process to practice law

‘Alena Parker (left) is not a qualified solicitor,’ revealed a spokesman for the Solicitors Regulation Authority, who regulates solicitors in England and Wales. ‘We have no record of Sasha Parker (right)’

Their legal credentials have been scrutinised by the MailOnline. 

‘Alena Parker is not a qualified solicitor,’ revealed a spokesman for the Solicitors Regulation Authority, who regulates solicitors in England and Wales.

‘She registered with us to become a qualified solicitor but for whatever reason she did not complete the training.

‘We have no record of Sasha Parker.’

Trainees must complete a two-year Legal Practice Course followed by a ‘period of recognized training’ under the supervision of a qualified solicitor and pass a ‘character suitability test’ before they are licensed to practice.

However, the 37-year-old sisters – who were born in the Soviet-state of Belarus and starred in porn films while students – are entitled to call themselves ‘lawyers’ as they work for a law firm.

‘They [Alena and Sasha Parker] can legitimately claim to be lawyers because it is not a protected term,’ the spokesman said.

‘Anyone who works in the law can call themselves a lawyer,’

‘But only a qualified person can call themselves a solicitor and work as a solicitor in England and Wales.

The identical pair both work at the Al Safar & Partners law firm in Dubai.

Alena Parker, who works as a legal advisor, claims to hold a string of legal qualifications. These include; an A-level in Law, a Degree in Law from the University of London, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Westminster and a Master’s degree in Corporate Finance Law.

She also claims to qualifications from Islamic Finance and a United Arab Emirates Real Estate Certificate.

The sisters told MailOnline they had only made one court appearance so far and their defence had not been presented to judges.

They added: ‘Since we trust the UAE judicial system and (are) sure about our innocence, we are confident that the Justice will be served.

‘Unfortunately, since the matter is pending before the Dubai Courts we are unable to comment further at this stage.’

The twins, from London , both work at a Dubai law firm, and are glamorous fixtures on the social scene there

The twins are pictured in front of Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab hotel in another social media picture

Photographs posted online show them partying during nights out and posing in bikinis in the sunshine.

On August 4 last year, they were arrested for ‘roguish behaviour’ on a night out, Dubai Misdemeanours Court heard on Monday.   

‘A police patrol dispatched to the location found the two intoxicated British [legal] advocates were behaving outrageously,’ according to police records.

Alena Parker had apparently injured her hand and was ‘being treated in an ambulance car by paramedics, while the other sister was standing outside the ambulance and shouting’, said the records.

But when the sisters ‘refused to cooperate with the policeman’, he called for a female colleague to guard them while he fetched handcuffs. 

The policewoman told prosecutors: ‘They surprisingly attacked me, and I don’t know why. 

‘They assaulted me and pushed me down on the floor… I fell down and injured my head and elbow. 

The pair from London post about their glamorous lifestyle abroad in Dubai on social media

Alena Parker, an associate at Al Safar & Partners, and her sister, the law firm’s case manager, had been found drunk in the Al Barsha district, it was claimed

‘A police patrol dispatched to the location found the two intoxicated British advocates were behaving outrageously,’ according to police records

‘While they were being taken for an alcohol test, they cursed me and cursed Arab women. One of them also scratched my hand with her nails.’ 

Three policemen and a lieutenant also gave evidence, which it is claimed corroborated the policewoman’s statement.

The sisters pleaded not guilty to charges of ‘insulting, resisting arrest by and physically assaulting a policewoman’ at the hearing before judge Urfan Omar. 

They have been released on bail until a full hearing of the court. 

Yesterday they were unavailable for comment but a spokesman at their law firm said they denied all the accusations. 

The twins, from London, both work at a Dubai law firm, and are glamorous fixtures on the social scene there


The policewoman told prosecutors: ‘They surprisingly attacked me, and I don’t know why. They assaulted me and pushed me down on the floor… I fell down and injured my head and elbow’

While they were being taken for an alcohol test, the pair are said to have cursed the officer and Arab women

Alena Parker, who has lived in the Gulf state and worked at the firm since 2007, studied law at the University of London and University of Westminster between 2002 and 2007, her CV shows


The sisters pleaded not guilty to charges of ‘insulting, resisting arrest by and physically assaulting a policewoman’

Alena Parker, who has lived in the Gulf state and worked at the firm since 2007, studied law at the University of London and University of Westminster between 2002 and 2007, her CV shows.

She specialises in commercial and property disputes.

Sasha Parker has posted dozens of pictures on social media showing the identical sisters at pool parties, posing with fast cars and enjoying the sunshine. 

The Foreign Office today confirmed that they were assisting the twins.

A spokesman said: ‘We are supporting two British women who were arrested in Dubai in 2017, and are in contact with the UAE authorities.’ 

The sisters would not be the first to have run into trouble with Dubai’s strict morality laws. 

Expats have frequently been arrested on drunkenness charges in the Arab state, where alcohol is banned in all but licensed premises.

Alena and Sasha Parker, 37, pose in their pink bikinis while enjoying the Dubai sunshine


The pair would not be the first to have run into trouble with Dubai’s strict morality laws as expats have frequently been arrested on drunkenness charges

Rooftop parties are seen to be frequented by Alena and Sasha Parker in their social media accounts

In 2016, a 25-year-old married Briton told authorities there she had been raped, which led to her being arrested on charges of extramarital sex and thrown in jail for several days before the case was dropped.

The same year, a British man was fined £50,000 and jailed after using WhatsApp to insult a woman, who then lodged a complaint with the police.

And last year, Jamie Harron, 27, from Stirling, Scotland, was given three months in prison for accidentally touching another man’s hip, but within days the case was dropped and he was freed.

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