Diales have launched new service – Arabic litigation technical support


iT-News (Diales) – Diales have announced the launch of a new market offering for Middle East-based clients requiring litigation technical support in Arabic.

Diales, one of the leading global specialists in Expert Witness services, has established a unique in-house team of Arabic-speaking technical experts, who are able to assist clients in the submission of complex technical matters to local courts across the GCC region, and in the presentation of the case in court.

Mahmoud Abougabal has been put in charge of the newest service stream. Mahmoud is a delay analyst with over 14 years experience in the construction industry. He is regularly appointed by lawyers in the UAE and has been cross examined on multiple occasions in high-profile construction litigation disputes.

On his appointment to lead the service, Mahmoud said: “We are witnessing a growing interest in settling complex high-cost construction disputes by means of local court litigation. We believe that our ability to consistently provide hands-on, high-quality and quick-fire support has been essential in our recent benchmark successes in the field.”

The highly experienced team has already been involved in several landmark litigation disputes, worth over AED 1 billion. The experts are also proficient in participation in cross-examination sessions conducted in Arabic with the court-appointed experts, and can support clients with the preparation of follow-up and rebuttal reports.

Phil Duggan, Regional Head of Diales in the Middle East, said: “This new offering provides a further enhancement of the skills and advisory support that our Diales expert witness service is able to place at the disposal of our clients. We are highly respectful of the many diverse cultures that we have the privilege to operate within as well as helping our clients serve local needs in an efficient, effective and appropriate way. This is just the latest step in making sure our global commitment is delivered with local knowledge and understanding.”

David Merritt, Managing Director and quantum expert said: “By leading the way in the sector with this new advisory service, Diales aims to fill the gap in the provision of support for clients who find themselves having to manage litigation in local Arabic speaking courts. Our team of Arabic speaking experts can help our clients understand the process more effectively and enable important commercial decisions to be made more seamlessly and intuitively. Early evidence suggests our clients are already finding real value in this service”.

About Diales

Diales specialises in providing Expert Witness services to the global engineering and construction industry. Its world-class quantum, delay, and technical experts assist in litigation, arbitration, and adjudication, as well as in negotiation, mediation, and other dispute resolution forums. Diales also provides highly experienced adjudicators, arbitrators, and mediators, as well as offering third party neutral evaluation and determination. Diales boasts more than 40 world-class experts operating in all regions and sectors where the wider Group has a presence.

About Driver Group

Driver Group have provided expert consultancy and advisory services in the field of claims and dispute resolution to the engineering and construction industries for over 40 years. The company has grown to over 400 members of staff, with offices across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. Our knowledge and experience support the effective and successful delivery and close-out of our clients’ projects worldwide, and bridges the gap between the construction, legal and financial sectors. The range of services offered across the Group provides support to the engineering and construction industries it serves, from start to finish.


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