- FIRST COURTS’ CONFERENCE
FIRST COURTS’ CONFERENCE
In December, DIFC Courts and Dubai Courts host the first-ever Middle East Conference on Court Administration (IACA). For press release, click on the Press Centre icon above.
- Contract Clauses
Suggested contract clauses to elect DIFC Courts' jurisdiction are available on DIFC Courts website.
- NSW Supreme Court (MoG)
NSW Supreme Court (MoG)
Legal and business ties between Australia and the UAE were cemented through the signing of (MoG) between the NSW Supreme Court and the DIFC Courts.
- Amendments to RDC 2013
Amendments to RDC 2013
Proposed 2013 Amendments to the Rules of the DIFC Courts (RDC) open for consultation for a period of one month.Public invited to send their feedback to the consultation email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 5pm on 26 October 2013.
- Revised Code of Conduct
Revised Code of Conduct
The Revised 2013 DIFC Courts Code of Conduct open for consultation for a period of one month. Public invited to send their feedback to the consultation email address (email@example.com) before 5pm on 26 October 2013.
- Customer Service Olympian Award
Customer Service Olympian Award
Quality and excellence have remained focus areas for 2013 and, for the fourth year running, we won one of the UAE Customer Service Award, competing with both the public and private sectors.
The DIFC Courts are an independent common law judiciary based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) with jurisdiction governing civil and commercial disputes. The DIFC Courts operate in English and apply the highest international standards of legal procedure, ensuring the certainty and efficiency expected by global institutions. Since October 2011, the DIFC Courts are able to hear cases with the consent of all parties. With over 400 cases decided since becoming fully operational in 2007, the DIFC Courts have a proven record of dispensing justice. The Small Claims Tribunal offers users increased speed of dispute resolution, with 90% of cases being resolved in under three weeks.
The DIFC Courts have implemented numerous initiatives, such as a the development of a Pro Bono Programme to facilitate accessible justice to all. The Code of Professional Conduct, with which all legal practitioners registered with the DIFC Courts must comply, ensures the highest standards of legal professionalism, fairness and integrity for the benefit of all DIFC Courts' users.
Our internationally renowned bench of judges is composed of