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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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The law protects you, but still beware when you buy online

As the volume of shopping we all do in bricks-and-mortar premises diminishes, replaced by the surge in online buying, many people leave themselves open to problems unique to internet activity — such as cybercrime, breaches of data privacy, and identity theft.

September 10, 2019

Freedom of opinion: Say what you like, but don’t harm others

If we are to believe what is often written in some sections of the international media, there is no freedom of opinion or expression in Saudi Arabia. In fact, nothing could be farther from the truth. Saudi law grants such freedoms to all.

September 04, 2019

When parents divorce, a child’s welfare comes first

When a marriage ends in divorce, it can be particularly upsetting for the couple’s children — whether because of instability in their circumstances, or because of disputes between their parents over custody or alimony.

August 20, 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

How to drive a good bargain when you lease a car

Rather than buy a car outright, many drivers opt for “lease to purchase” contracts; the advantages over a straight purchase include the ability to sign the contract without involving a sponsor, no down payment, no fees and many other benefits aimed at attracting new clients.

July 24, 2019

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