About 365 cases worth Dh34.3 billion (b) were settled by the Expertise and Disputes Settlement Department of the Dubai Ruler’s Court last year.
The maximum claim was valued at Dh7.4b.
Hashem Salem Al Qiwani, Director of the Expertise and Disputes Settlement Department of the Dubai Ruler’s Court, said 27 cases were settled between March and the end of May amid the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak while the remote work from home (WFH) was in progress.
Of the 27 cases resolved, 22 involved individuals that were probed by a six-member panel.
He cited 43 cases were attended to in record time, despite the contagion.
He said: “We’re keen to discharge the responsibilities entrusted to us. The employees are hard at work and the efficiency level is at an all-time high, which helped resolve the cases in double-quick time.”
Altogether 4,745 cases were received between 2004 and 2020, of which 4,549 were disposed of.
Work is in progress to dispose of the rest of the cases, whose cumulative worth is Dh20.4b.
The cases are not only received from the Dubai Ruler’s Court but also from Public Prosecution, Rental Dispute Settlement Committee and other departments, which are subsequently resolved amicably.
The department’s speedy resolution of cases upholds the public’s faith in the dispensation of justice and also weeds out pendency.
Significantly, it creates a conducive environment and also boosts investors’ confidence.
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