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Khonji discusses steps to improve functioning of law offices.

MUSCAT -- Khalil bin Abdullah Al Khonji, chairman of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, met the owners of law offices in the Sultanate, on the OCCI premises here yesterday.

The meeting was part of a series of programmes organised by the OCCI to discuss the price hike in a number of commodity and service sectors.

Al Khonji pointed out that the meeting aimed at coordination between the OCCI and owners of the law offices to discuss the actual status of these offices, the difficulties faced by them and the role they can play amidst the changes of the economic front.

He also highlighted the prospective role of the Omani Law Association in promoting the performance of these offices and improving the quality of service provided in the coming period.

The meeting also proposed appropriate mechanisms, which help in overcoming challenges in collaboration between the OCCI and respective departments including decreasing the legal fees to allow bigger sector to benefit from the services provided by these offices.

The meeting also discussed the need to have full-time lawyers at the law offices, intensifying training of human resources in legal field and cooperation between the respective departments. -- ONA

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
Date:Apr 30, 2008
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