and the approval of the Council of Administrative Affairs of the Judiciary,
and in pursuance of public interest,
it is hereby decided
The following legal works are hereby deemed equivalent to judicial work:
1. Investigation works, rendering fatwas, and expressing opinions on legal issues.
2. Preparing and reviewing contracts.
3. Preparing legal research.
4. Preparing and reviewing draft laws, regulations, and decisions of a regulatory nature.
5. Notarial work with the public notary.
6. The work of secretaries in the courts and the Public Prosecution.
7. The work of enforcement process servers and the work of inheritance in the courts.
8. The work of the directors of the secretariat of the courts and the heads of the hearing affairs sections who served as “secretary” or “process servers”.
9. The work of the committees with judicial competence.
10. Arbitration works in civil and commercial matters.
11. Evidence gathering and investigation by police officers.
The work stipulated in article 1 of this decision must be continuous and original, after obtaining a certificate in Islamic Sharia or law from a recognised university, college, or higher institute.
The aforementioned Ministerial Decision 128/2001 is hereby repealed.
This decision shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.
Issued on: 21 Jumada Al-Akhira 1443
Corresponding to: 24 January 2022
Khalifa bin Said bin Khalifa Al-Busaidi
President of the Supreme Court
Vice-President of the Supreme Judicial Council
President of the Council of the Administrative Affairs of the Judiciary
Published in Official Gazette 1427 issued on 30 January 2022.