60 seconds with… Linda Fitz-Alan, Registrar and Chief Executive, ADGM Courts
60 seconds with…
Linda Fitz-Alan, Registrar and Chief Executive, ADGM Courts
We speak to Linda to find out what her biggest success at ADGM Courts has been and why investors should consider Abu Dhabi as their next destination.
1. What is a typical day at ADGM Courts like for you?
I don’t think any day is a typical day after this year’s challenges, but that is a good thing. My daily routine involves: managing our cases; liaising with our judges; engaging with the legal profession and our partners; collaborating with staff on our plans and strategies; and participating in ADGM’s management decisions.
2. What has been your biggest success at ADGM Courts?
Our biggest success has been the design and launch of our unique eCourts Platform. We had a mission to be ground-breaking and transformational and that is what we achieved with businesses and investors having digital access to justice 24/7 from anywhere in the world with immense savings in time and cost.
3. A game-changing legal trend you’re seeing in Abu Dhabi?
Lawyers are starting to embrace and drive the use of mediation to resolve their clients’ disputes. This private and confidential form of dispute resolution where the parties control the process, find creative solutions, and preserve their business relationships has taken a back seat, but that is changing, and that is a tremendous development.
4. What comes to mind when you think of ‘innovation’?
I believe innovation is a state of mind, not a set of initiatives. It is imperative to never be complacent in how you operate and connect with your partners. At ADGM Courts, we are constantly analysing how we can digitise our services and increase their reach to ensure we are aligned with forward thinking business leaders.
5. What makes Abu Dhabi a great place to pursue ambitious ideas?
Everything is possible in Abu Dhabi. No idea is out of the question; no concept is too ambitious, and creativity is strongly encouraged and embraced. Abu Dhabi presents so many opportunities for entrepreneurs and thought leaders to explore, experiment and accelerate their ideas.
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