Publisher ties up with UAE law firm

Publisher ties up with UAE law firm

An international legal database publisher based in India has recently announced collaboration with a Dubai law firm to promote its use in the UAE and the Gulf for the benefit of non-resident Indians and other nationalities. This was announced by T. M. Mohammed Youseff, Chairman of the Cochin, Kerala-based online legal database firm, Legal Infotech, and their Dubai partner, Antoun Milan Legal Consultants. The database, available both in CD-ROM and online, is designed for lawyers, law firms, law students, corporates, establishments and government departments handling legal matters. "We're providing a multifaceted service for the entire legal fraternity," said Youseff, Advocate General of Kerala, India for six years until 2001. "We have been developing the content for the last six or seven years and have made a considerable investment in this digital project." Antoun Milan, Chief Legal Consultant of his own firm and practicing in Dubai for 17 years, said their collaboration with Legal Infotech gives them more international exposure. "This is important because the marriage of information technology with the legal profession is unavoidable. We can't ignore developments as the world becomes increasingly globalised, which also affects the legal system," said Milan. Legal Infotech subscribers get access to online daily newsletters, current Supreme Court and High Court judgements, acts, rules and notifications, foreign judgements, legal news and legislative tracking data. The online database, subject-oriented data gathered and maintained in Legal Infotech's server, displays interactivity with the user as well as search engine capability and data records files. Membership charges start from Rs500 for basic service, which includes one-year access to the site and daily legal newsletter. A fee of Rs1,000 is charged for premium service, which enables subscribers to get daily updates and current Supreme Court Judgments to their e-mail in addition to the daily newsletter. Fast-track service includes the ability to get legal information on specific queries from a consortium of legal experts behind the database. The collaboration between various law firms within the Legal Infotech network involves a video-conferencing facility that will enable lawyers from different countries to help top clients address complex legal problems. "This project involves both perception and perfection. Our goal is to provide links to international legal resources and sites useful in conducting research in different areas of the law," said Youseff. (Source: Gulf News)