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Registrar’s Direction No 5 of 2010 Submission of Documents

Registrar’s Direction No 5 of 2010 Submission of Documents

October 18, 2010

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Past version: effective from Oct 18 2010 – Jan 2 2012.

IN THE JUDICIAL AUTHORITY OF THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE

REGISTRAR’S DIRECTION NO. 5 OF 2010

Submission of Documents

Citation

This Registrar’s Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Registrar Direction 5 of 2010 — Submission of Documents and may be abbreviated to RD 5/2010.

Trials in the DIFC Courts:

Where the trial is fixed for a Sunday, or for a Monday where the Judge is hearing other matters on the Sunday:

All documents to be submitted for the trial must be received by the DIFC Courts’ Registry by no later than 10am on the Wednesday prior to the trial. Skeleton arguments to be filed with the DIFC Courts by no later than 2pm on the Thursday prior to the trial.

Where the hearing is fixed for a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, or for a Monday where the Judge is not hearing other matters on the Sunday, the timeframe for submissions is set out in the Rules of the DIFC Courts.

Heavy Applications (Rule 23.45 et al of the Rules of the DIFC Courts):

Where the hearing is fixed for a Sunday, or for a Monday where the Judge is hearing other matters on the Sunday:

All documents to be submitted for the hearing of the Heavy Application must be received by the DIFC Courts’ Registry by 10am on the Wednesday prior to the hearing date. Skeleton arguments to be exchanged and filed with the DIFC Courts by no later than 2pm on the Thursday prior to the hearing.

Where the hearing is fixed for a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, or for a Monday where the Judge is not hearing other matters on the Sunday:

The application bundle is to be served and filed six working days before the hearing. The bundle of authorities is to be served and filed with the skeleton arguments. Skeleton arguments are to be exchanged and filed two working days before the hearing.

Ordinary Applications (Rule 23.40 et al of the Rules of the DIFC Courts):

Where the hearing is fixed for a Sunday, or for a Monday where the Judge is hearing other matters on the Sunday:

All documents to be submitted for the hearing of the Ordinary Application must be received by the DIFC Courts’ Registry by 10am on the Wednesday prior to the hearing date. Skeleton arguments to be exchanged and filed with the DIFC Courts by no later than 2pm on the Thursday prior to the hearing.

Where the hearing is fixed for a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, or for a Monday where the Judge is not hearing other matters on the Sunday:

The application bundle (if any) is to be served and filed three working days before the hearing. The bundle of authorities is to be served and filed with the skeleton arguments. Skeleton arguments are to be exchanged and filed two working days before the hearing.

Applications to be heard by Video Conference:

Except in the case of extreme urgency, hearings by video conference will not take place on Sundays.

If the application to be heard is for the continuance of an injunction beyond its return date and this is challenged, all documents in relation to the application must be received by the DIFC Courts’ Registry on or before 10am on the date falling two working days prior to the hearing.

For all other applications to be heard by video conference, all documents must be received by the DIFC Courts’ Registry by (i) 10am on the Wednesday prior to any hearing fixed for a Monday or Tuesday, with Skeleton arguments to be filed with the Courts by 2pm on the Thursday prior to the hearing and (ii) 10am on the Sunday prior to any hearing fixed for a Wednesday or Thursday with Skeleton arguments to be filed with the Courts by 2pm on the day falling two working days prior to the hearing.

Nothing in this Registrar’s Direction shall affect any directions or orders of the DIFC Courts in relation to a trial or hearing, nor does it affect any obligations prescribed by the Rules of the DIFC Courts for filings due before the referenced days.

Dated this 18th day of October 2010

Mark Beer
Registrar of the DIFC Courts