Pro Bono

In a profession that is conventionally wedded to billable hours, Knowledge Pioneers Law Firm has dedicated time and resources to provide legal services to those who cannot afford such help. Pro bono work has come to play a central role in the legal practice. Not only is it an effective method for on-the-job training, but it saves both time and money on more formalized programs. 

“A very big factor in a firm’s decision to do pro bono is that it’s a great training tool for younger associates, particularly for litigators.”

Achievements

Knowledge Pioneers Tort practices team took on a number of car accident injuries and deaths where they managed to pay special attention to the injured and deceased families and sought for legal damages and ‘Diya’.

Car Accident

Knowledge Pioneers family law practices team took on many family disputes where -usually women- clients were incapable of peacefully settling some issues with their families. Therefore, our team took the initiative managed to sue for their rights to custody, alimonies, divorce, and sometimes additional compensation.

Problems happen. We can help.

Knowledge Pioneers pro bono initiative thrives to provide pro bono legal assistance to support access to justice, social and economic development and sound legal institutions where we are working on a variety of projects and programmes. Those detailed below are just a small percentage of our overall work, but they highlight some of the many ways in which we are fighting for justice and tackling legal needs.

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Judicial Fees

New Judicial Fees

For decades, no court fees were payable in Saudi litigation. This may have resulted in many vexatious claims or a party bringing repeated claims to pressure its counterparty. The introduction of court fees will make parties think long and hard before commencing claims that have little merit and will hopefully encourage more parties to resolve their disputes out of court. The idea of accepting this type of fee may not be easy for some people, but we believe as a team who see the corridors of courts as homes that they will greatly improve the case flow mechanism, will improve the services provided, and will greatly speed up the litigation procedures that currently take a long time due to the number of lawsuits submitted every day.

Ministry of Labor

Nitaqat Scheme Update

As part of the Saudi Vision 2030’s reforms, announced in 2016, reducing the number of unemployed Saudi nationals is a key element of the plan. Previously the private sector was largely dominated by expatriate workers from Pakistan, India, the Philippines, and Arab countries such as Lebanon or Egypt.

Saudi Central Bank: Construction Insurance is MANDATORY

Based on the powers granted to the Arab Monetary Agency –then, and Saudi Central Bank for now– to monitor cooperative insurance companies, it issued its Decree No. 441/187 on 5/8/1441 AH, which has bound contractors in non-governmental sector projects to ensure against hidden defects that might appear in constructions. Such insurance shall remain effective for a period of not less than ten (10) years, starting from the date of project final delivery.

If you believe that you are eligible for Knowledge Pioneers Pro Bono Program, please do not hesitate to contact us.