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  • Long a haven for wealth, Dubai will enforce UK court rulings

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    September 21, 2022

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    In a decision which will have significant implications for civil, financial and marital cases in the UAE, the Ministry of Justice has called on the UAE courts to enforce the judgments issued by the British courts and urged the courts to uphold the Principle of Reciprocity. According to the UAE Government, the Principle of Reciprocity was met by the British courts when it upheld a decision of Dubai court related to a bounced cheque matter. Dr. Hassan Elhais, Legal Consultant at Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants, gave his views on this change. According to Dr. Hassan Elhais, previously a person may have been able to keep his money without it being confiscated even after having been convicted in the UK and then fleeing to the UAE. Dr. Hassan Elhais of Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants further explained that with this decision, the UAE is no longer a safe haven for any person who is looking to smuggle their money. This decision follows the UAE’s recent arrests of suspects, including British nationals, involved in huge financial and tax crimes.


  • How to deal with ballooning credit card debt brought on by COVID-19

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    August 01, 2021

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    1611 views

    The debt relief measures that were introduced by the UAE to help those in the country worst hit by the economic impacts of COVID-19 came under the microscope in reportage by the UAE Ministry of Interior Magazine 999. I was the featured interview in this piece, explaining the troubles that customers would have from banks seeking to reclaim debt but also the new measures in place, such as repayment holidays or debt restructuring, for those customers who pro-actively sought out an arrangement with the bank. Taking early action to communicate with the bank was the top piece of advice in the article.


  • What is the punishment for a bounced cheque now that there is no jail time?

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    November 18, 2017

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    16942 views

    In my publication this week, I explained applicability of new Criminal Order Law, regarding cheque cases, where the punishment is only a fine if the value of cheque is less than AED 200,000. I also discussed about the applicability of local laws on real estate(s) located in the UAE.


  • Debtor Asks What Action a Bank Can Pursue When a Loan Goes Unpaid

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    August 13, 2017

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    8422 views

    In my publication this week, I discussed about the legal implications in the event of a bounced cheque. I also discussed about the legal remedy and available course of action.


  • I Fear My Bank is Overcharging Me Interest on Mortgage

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    August 06, 2017

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    8324 views

    In my publication this week, I discussed about filing an expert case with the courts to determine if there are any discrepancy in mortgage payments. I also discussed about the consequences for breaching the bail conditions.


  • Bank is Reneging on Credit Card Settlement

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    July 16, 2017

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    8506 views

    In my publication this week, I discussed about the legal implications involved in a debt collection case. I also discussed about the applicable articles of civil law and their relevance in similar cases.


  • Is There a Time Limit for Filing a Criminal Case About Bounced Cheque?

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    April 29, 2017

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    8988 views

    In my publication this week, I explained the applicable limitation period for filing a cheque bounce case.


  • Potential Fundraisers Warned Over Dubai's Strict Charity Law

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    September 10, 2016

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    2600 views

    In my interview this week in The National newspaper, I talked about the Fundraising Decree of Dubai, its effect and the manner in which fundraising can be done legally in Dubai.


  • In the UAE, Compensation Is Divided into Two Categories:Tort and Contractual Liability

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    November 16, 2014

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    6370 views

    In my interview this week in The National newspaper, I spoke about the legal status of compensation in the separate cases of tort and contractual liabilities. I also outlined the law as it related to the specific facts behind our success in obtaining Dh600, 000 in compensation for one of our clients.


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