DIFC Courts Order No. 1 of 2016
In respect of
The DIFC Courts Small Claims Tribunal – Additional Members of the SCT
I, Michael Hwang, Chief Justice of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts,
Dubai Law No. 9 of 2004 in respect of the establishment of the DIFC;
Dubai Law No. 12 Of 2004 in respect of the Judicial Authority at the DIFC;
DIFC Law No. 10 of 2004 in respect of the DIFC Courts (“DIFC Court Law”);
DIFC Courts Order No. 2 of 2007 establishing the Small Claims Tribunal (“SCT”);
DIFC Courts Order No. 1 of 2010 – Limits of Jurisdiction;
DIFC Courts Order No. 1 of 2014 – Members of the SCT
Practice Direction No. 2 of 2010 – SCT Judge; and
Part 53 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts
And Whereas –
(A) The DIFC Court Law authorises the Chief Justice of the DIFC Courts, where he considers it appropriate, to set up and administer Tribunals of the DIFC Courts, and to authorise rules for their administration, which shall be set out in the Rules of Court (Article 14(3)).
(B) The SCT was established pursuant to DIFC Courts Order No. 2 of 2007 issued by the then Chief Justice, Sir Anthony Evans.
(C) The Rules of the DIFC Courts (the “RDC”) have been enacted by His Highness The Ruler of Dubai pursuant to Article 31(1) of the Court Law and contain at Part 53 the rules relating to the SCT; and
(D) The SCT is recognised as a mechanism for the prompt and cost-efficient hearing and determination of smaller claims within the jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts.
Now I hereby order and direct as follows –
Chief Justice Michael Hwang
Dated: 14 April 2016
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