Dubai: The ‘Legal Clinic’ organised by BSA Ahmad Bin Hazeem and Associates in collaboration with the Dubai Lands Department (DLD) witnessed great success, attracting many customers seeking free legal advice.

Members of the public, many of whom were struggling with legal issues but lacked the means to seek legal advice, benefited significantly from the original initiative.

The ‘Legal Clinic’ provided the public with a six-hour window to access free advice from 25 expert lawyers, who specialise in areas as varied as real estate, construction, employment, compensation claims, criminal matters, debt recovery, tenancy disputes, inheritance and family matters.

Dr Ahmad Bin Hezeem, Senior Partner at BSA, said the ‘Legal Clinic’ initiative marked an enormous success and expressed hopes to organise future editions.

“The initiative is an extension of our corporate social responsibility programme, and the lawyers who took part felt a deep sense of pride and satisfaction. The BSA ‘Legal Clinic’ has been designed to positively impact people who are unable to access such specialist advice and support.

“Following 17 years of continued success in the UAE, we are committed to proactively giving back to the communities we operate in. BSA was proud to partner with DLD on this occasion, and looks forward to building on the success of the first ‘Legal Clinic’ so we can replicate this initiative on a regular basis,” said Dr Bin Hazeem.

Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, DLD’s Director-General, said the initiative reflects the importance of raising social awareness and improving public services to make Dubai an outstanding example of cooperative ventures between the private and government sectors.

“The ‘Legal Clinic’ was highly beneficial to the public, creating a positive environment in the community and spreading happiness among all segments of society,” he added.

Residents were advised to arrive early as the ‘Legal Clinic’ functioned on a first come, first served basis, and visitors expressed their appreciation for the initiative.

“I received some excellent guidance and I did not even have to pay for it,” said a long-term Dubai resident, while another attendee, a 45-year-old Indian resident, said this was a first rate move from DLD and BSA as it showed that Dubai cares.