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February 08, 2020|
I contribute to an article in The National newspaper warning residents to not spread rumours about the coronavirus outbreak that could incite public panic. As the virus spreads, the prevalence of alarmist social media posts containing misinformation have been growing, including one inaccurate post claiming three people in Dubai have died from the illness. The newspaper quotes my legal advice that circulating hoax news that contribute to public fear and panic could be penalized with a prison sentence of between one month and three years. I also explain that it is important that UAE authorities take such incidents seriously.
May 21, 2018|
In my publication this week, I discuss about the wavier from criminal case, only if waiver shall be signed before the judicial authority.
May 06, 2018|
In my publication this week, I discussed about crimes that include public rights cannot be closed by waiver of charges against the victims, though such waiver may be taken into consideration by the judge for deciding the punishment for the crime. I also discussed the time limit for filing appeal against a judgment and also that appellant's own appeal cannot be used against the appellant to enhance the sentence.
April 15, 2018|
In my publication this week, firstly I explained that an individual's preceding conviction record will continue to exist in UAE, and the same may reflect if one applies for a police clearance letter. Secondly, I explained that if the construction on the real estate project situated in Dubai stopped for more than 6 months, then the Buyer has a right to demand termination of the contract and request a refund of the paid amounts together with 9% interest and legal cost incurred.
August 26, 2017|
In my publication this week, I discussed about lack of mental capacity as an available legal defence in a criminal case. I described a scenario where a person raised 'lack of mental capacity' defence on account of committing theft in the UAE.
July 07, 2017|
In this weekly publication, I discussed about legal implications, particularly rights and obligations of a car owner when he or she gives his or her car for valet parking. I started my discussion by elaborating the responsibility of a valet service provider in the event of an accident or damage. I also explained the steps that one needs to take if the valet service provider returned the damaged vehicle to the owner. Lastly, I explained a legal concept 'burden of proof' which is relevant in proving liability and responsibility between the parties.
May 29, 2017|
In this publication, I discussed about potential penalties for publicly eating and drinking during Ramadan, or the acts of encouraging eating or publicly drinking during Ramadan.
April 29, 2017|
In my publication this week, I explained the applicable limitation period for filing a cheque bounce case.
March 04, 2017|
In my newspaper publication this week, I discussed about the general process or steps to follow in the event of an arrest.
September 10, 2016|
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.
July 23, 2013|
Dr. Hassan Elhais is quoted In the below article in The National newspaper explaining how while the UAE penal code has elements derived from Islamic Sharia law, it is not a direct enforcement of Quranic law.
Total Publications: 16