Dubai: The Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) and Musthafa and Almana, International Lawyers, yesterday co-hosted the first India-UAE legal lecture series named Legal Empowerment Meet.

The event was co-organised by the DJI and Musthafa and Almana as a part of a continuous legal awareness campaign with the aim of providing information on various legislation introduced in India and the UAE.

Strong ties

Dr Jamal Al Sumaiti, DJI Director-General, and Sanjay Verma, India's Consul General, inaugurated the event that was attended at DJI's premises by tens of legal professionals, mostly Indians and Emiratis.

The programme included high-profile speakers and legal experts such as T. Asaf Ali, Director-General of Prosecution & State Prosecutor from the High Court of Kerala, Justice Ali Shamis Al Madhani of Dubai International Financial Centre's Court and Mustafa Zafeer of Musthafa and Almana. Delivering the keynote address, Dr Al Sumaiti briefed the audience on the history of the Dubai Judicial Institute and the role it plays in serving the judiciary sector and its members. He also praised UAE-India relations and stressed the importance of sharing commercial and judicial expertise.