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Practice Direction No. 3 of 2014 Confidentiality of Small Claims Tribunal (SCT) Judgments on Appeal to Court of First Instance

Practice Direction No. 3 of 2014 Confidentiality of Small Claims Tribunal (SCT) Judgments on Appeal to Court of First Instance

May 28, 2014

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IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS

PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 3 OF 2014

Confidentiality of Small Claims Tribunal (SCT) Judgments on Appeal to Court of First Instance

Citation

This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 3 of 2014 — Confidentiality of SCT Judgments on Appeal — and may be abbreviated to PD 3/2014.

1. Where an SCT judgment has been appealed to the Court of First Instance in accordance with RDC (“Rules of the DIFC Courts”) 53.75 and 44.143; and where the Court of First Instance subsequently issues a judgment which is to be made publically available, both the parties’ names and the names of individuals referred to in the judgment shall remain confidential unless the Court orders otherwise.

 

2. Paragraph 1 above may be read as an extension of the principle of the confidentiality of the SCT process (see in this regard 53.45).

 

Dated this 28 day of May 2014

Chief Justice Michael Hwang