Dubai: The Dubai Civil Court docket of First Occasion has ordered a Dubai authorities division to return Dh20 to a lawyer over a dispute.
In keeping with official information, the Emirati lawyer Mohammad Al Mansouri, filed a civil case in opposition to the Authorities of Dubai Authorized Affairs Division for gathering further Dh20 charges whereas renewing his skilled card.
In February 2019, a notification from the division to the lawyer sparked the dispute as he was advised to pay a tremendous for not renewing the cardboard, in addition to further renewal charges.
Al Mansouri advised the court docket that he had been working as a lawyer since 2014 and had at all times renewed the cardboard on time.
After visiting the division, he was advised that there was a technical mistake within the system, based on information.
He utilized for a renewal when a second mistake occurred and he was solely notified to pay Dh1,000 in charges for renewal and moreover charged Dh20 as data and innovation charges.
In July 2019, he was advised that he wanted to pay the remainder of the renewal charges – one other Dh1,020.
In keeping with Al Mansouri, he paid the data and innovation charges twice as a result of division’s mistake.
“I’m not in want of the Dh20 however the repeated errors by the division prompted damages to me. I visited the division a number of instances to unravel the issue and that’s wasted my time too,” Al Mansouri mentioned in official information.
He launched a civil case demanding that the Dh20 be returned, in addition to Dh51,500 in compensation.
A lawyer representing the federal government division advised the court docket that the division’s system despatched computerized notifications to the lawyer as a reminder.
The court docket ordered the federal government division to repay the lawyer’s Dh20 and to cowl all authorized prices of the case.
The court docket, nevertheless, rejected the lawyer’s declare for Dh51,500 compensation.