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Dimah Talal Alsharif

Dimah Talal Alsharif is a Saudi legal consultant, head of the health law department at the law firm of Majed Garoub and a member of the International Association of Lawyers. 
Twitter: @dimah_alsharif 

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In Saudi Arabia, business runs in the family

Family businesses play a crucial role in the global economy. If taken together, the top 500 would constitute the world’s third-largest economy, accounting for about $7 trillion in annual sales and employing more than 25 million people.

November 06, 2019

How Saudi Arabia has speeded up civil justice

Anyone who files a lawsuit obviously expects that any resulting judgment will be applied in practice; legal action can be difficult and demanding, so plaintiffs are entitled to know that enforcement of the verdict will be fast, effective and accurate.

October 30, 2019

New rules take effect to curb abuse in the workplace

The Kingdom is enjoying an energetic economic renaissance that has significantly affected the job market, and its diversification.

October 22, 2019

What happens when you fail to repay a loan

Obtaining a loan from a licensed financial institution is common for many people; we borrow money, and agree to pay it back in instalments over a specific period of time as agreed in a legal contract, along with any other costs associated with the loan.

July 31, 2019

Know your rights — whether you are a worker or the boss

It ought to go without saying that any employment contract should be drafted in a clear and detailed way that guarantees the rights of both the employee and the employer.

July 10, 2019

What the law says about a bounced check

As we all know, the law deals strictly with anyone who writes a check without having sufficient funds in their bank account to cover it. As the economy prospers, with an increasing number of entrepreneurs and startups joining the business world, now is a good time to discuss this issue.

June 18, 2019

What to expect from a lawyer

Law has historically been associated by many people as a profession based on manipulation and deception. This is a misconception that is often propagated by lawyers’ opponents, but we cannot deny that some lawyers have encouraged this negative view and established it in the minds of many. 

June 11, 2019

When law meets technology

Religions have always emphasized the importance of community cohesion and urged cooperation among people. 

In preparation for Eid Al-Fitr celebrations, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior recently launched an initiative, Forijat, that integrates law and technology.

June 04, 2019

The social safety net that gives employees security for life

The Saudi social insurance system provides a safety net for all members of society, offering security for not only private-sector employees but also those on the public payroll.

May 22, 2019

The legal consequences of animal abuse

We have seen on social media clips and videos of animal abuse. The perpetrators or onlookers upload this footage for different reasons, including wanting to shock the audience or to achieve the highest number of subscribers. 

May 14, 2019