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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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How to report misuse of charity funds in Saudi Arabia

Ever been plagued by annoying messages asking for donations? With the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, the calls to collect alms and donations for poor people are increasing.

May 16, 2018

How Saudi labor law caters to women

It has been observed that labor law issues receive a wide response from employees and business owners. Mostly, employees and employers will refer to this system only when they need to, without paying attention to the small duties and rights. 

May 09, 2018

Trouble with your work contract? Here’s what you need to know

When I first joined the Arab News family, I was keen to take the pulse of the people around me about the legal topics that concerned them and significantly affected their lives. One of the most controversial issues was labor rights and contracts.

May 02, 2018

Why the fight against corruption matters to every Saudi

A wave of reforms aimed at combating corruption has focused attention on what corruption actually is, along with the legal mechanisms and strategies employed to eliminate it.

April 25, 2018

Protecting creativity in Saudi Arabia

In 1982, Saudi Arabia joined the World Intellectual Property Organization after it recognized that intellectual production was important in stimulating global economic expansion and the growth of new technologies.

April 17, 2018

How Saudis are protected against cybercrime

Media is one of the most influential pillars of social interaction that gathers opinions, ideas and concerns and, at its best, creates solutions. Nowadays, with the development of technology and the rapid evolution of social media, the concept of media has become more complex and diffused.

April 11, 2018

How Saudi Arabia shows it is open for business

Saudi Arabia has always been fertile ground and an attractive environment for foreign investors.

April 05, 2018

You & The Law: What every Saudi doctor must know to stay out of court

Attending a discussion forum nowadays can feel like no more than a formality; you arrive to find your badge waiting for you, along with the relevant documents and a seat in the auditorium. 

March 29, 2018

You & The Law: How Saudi Arabia is combating domestic abuse

In 2016, the Saudi Ministry of Labor and Social Development  recorded 11,000 reports of abuse of children and women, ranging from physical and psychological abuse to murder. In light of this high number, increased attention has been paid to the Protection Against Abuse law.

March 22, 2018