Qatar lawyers recommend strategies to speed up court hearings

With reporting from Riham Sheble

As the population climbs and the number of court cases in Qatar continues to build up, legal experts have been working on finding new ways to clear the ensuing trial delays and backlogs.

For years, witness no-shows, last-minute requests for evidence and other tactics have been drawing out court cases in Qatar.

On average, it takes between one to two years for a case to be heard and a verdict rendered, according to local lawyer Yusuf al-Zaman. But the appeals process after a lower court’s ruling can drag on for five years or more, he added.
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Source News: Doha News
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