RIYADH — Commercial rulings have increased by 48% in the past 12 months, revealed the Saudi Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The commercial judiciary issued 36,652 rulings, compared to 24,721 rulings issued in the preceding period.
The MoJ attributed the rise to a set of e-services that enhanced the business environment and reflected positively on clients, saving them time and effort.
Some of the e-services include making inquiries on cases, viewing rulings, notifications, filing of statement of claim, appeals, filing of first defense brief, serving notice to defendant, and information on cases and hearing dates.
The ministry has taken many steps to boost the quality of commercial rulings, including setting the adjudication date of a commercial case within 20 days from its date of registration, and limiting the total number of hearings to only three.
The decisions also include enabling clients to file statements of claim online, then the data is verified by the court and registered within a single day, as well as notifying defendants on their Absher-registered phone numbers.
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