Alice Haine | April 4, 2012
Companies and individuals with any legal concerns can have their worries dealt with for free by a top lawyer at a pro bono clinic organised by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts.
The clinic, which was first launched in February to help those with limited funds gain access to the best legal advice, will be held on April 12 at the Monarch Hotel in Dubai.
Scott Hutton, a senior associate at the Dubai office of the US law firm, Kilpatrick Townsend, volunteered his time for the first session and says he heard enquiries related to real estate, employment and banking issues.
Those who go can have up to 30 minutes with a lawyer – often enough time to get basic legal questions answered.
The clinic, the first of its kind in the Middle East, is the latest initiative from the DIFC Courts following the widening of its powers last year by the Dubai Government. Previously only companies based in DIFC or with issues related to the free zone could have their cases heard there. To find out more about how the Courts’ new powers are helping small-to-medium enterprises and individuals get their legal disputes resolved, pick up a copy of The National on Saturday or log onto Personal Finance.
To book an appointment at the pro bono clinic, call 04 427 3333.
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