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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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Your rights as an heir when a family member dies

Women and men have an equal right under Saudi law to inherit upon the death of a family member —  but how are those rights guaranteed, and what issues might you encounter in dealing with the various official entities and authorities while trying to secure your inheritance?  

July 16, 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 happens when a Saudi company goes bust

What happens when a company gets into difficulties and has no option but to cease trading? Often, the answer is that it goes into liquidation.

July 02, 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

Understanding the legal treatment of juveniles

It is important for people to understand the precise legal definition of a juvenile, the limits of legal liability they are subject to, as well as the penalties imposed upon them if found guilty of breaking the law.

May 29, 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