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Taylor Wessing bolsters Mideast corporate offering

International law firm Taylor Wessing (Middle East) has appointed three new lawyers to strengthen its corporate and commercial offering. Sarah Malik, a UK qualified counsel, has joined to head the employment team and advocacy unit

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Indian Embassy in Bahrain to recommend lawyers

Members of the Indian community have been warned against hiring lawyers without consulting their embassy, a report said. Indian Ambassador Dr Mohan Kumar yesterday said scores of his nationals have been duped by lawyers, who take

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Night court 'a success' despite initial protests

A new system that involves court hearings being held at night has been branded a success, despite initial protests by lawyers. The pilot scheme, which got underway on October 30, meant that some of the courts will run during the e

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DIFC Courts caseload up record 40pc in 2012

The caseload handled by DIFC Courts, Dubai’s established English language, commercial common law judicial system, during the 12 months ending December 31, 2012 showed a record increase of 40 per cent year-on-year. The number

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Lawyers forum plans to start work in Bahrain

The international lawyers pro bono forum, which is under establishment in Bahrain, has convened with the objective of setting up a plan to begin its activities of undertaking voluntary projects for the benefit of society. Kuwait F

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Saudi women lawyers can plead cases

  Women lawyers in Saudi Arabia will be be allowed to plead cases in court for the first time from next month, reports quoting a Justice Ministry directive said.   The ruling, which will take effect

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Fulbright expands Dubai office

Fulbright and Jaworski, a leading full-service international law firm, is expanding its global disputes practice in Dubai with the addition of three lawyers. Philip Punwar joins Fulbright’s Dubai office as a partner from Al Tamimi and Comp

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UAE lawyers' salaries on the rise says study

The lawyer salaries in the UAE, especially in the banking and financial services sector, are on the rise climbing to an average of Dh82,000 ($22,324) per month for the head of legal, according to a study. The study was conducted by Tessera

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King & Spalding expands Mideast team

King & Spalding is expanding its Middle East practice with the addition of a partner and two counsel to its offices in Riyadh and Dubai. The addition of these three senior practitioners to the firm's Middle East team brings the total

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