New E-litigation Service Launched

Saudi Arabia’s Justice Ministry has launched a new e-litigation service as part of the Ministry’s digital transformation drive. On the first day it saw 7,200 written pleadings, 750 video conferencing hearings and 550 judgments. 1,050 of them were held in Jeddah and 450 in Mecca. Its procedural guide will be reviewed every month to resolve any issues. Among other things, the service enables the exchange of pleadings, submission of documents, remote hearings and proceedings, issuing of verdicts and copies of judgments and appeals to the higher court. Full story

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