NOTES FOR PARTY SUBMITTING FORM 53/02
These guidelines are pursuant to Parts 44.53-44.70 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts. They are not to be used as an exhaustive resource, but will guide you in how to complete your form. Additional information may be obtained from the DIFC Courts’ Registry website at www.difccourts.ae.
Pursuant to Rule 53.74, your appellant’s notice regarding an appeal to the Court of First Instance must be filed within 14 days after the date of the decision which you wish to appeal.
Please Note: Your application will not be processed without the following documents and your appeal bundle.
Two additional copies of the appellant’s notice for the Court of First Instance
One copy of the appellant’s notice for each of the respondents
One copy of your skeleton argument for each copy of the appellant’s notice that is filed
The following documents must be filed with your appeal bundle:
A sealed copy of the appellant’s notice
A sealed copy of the order being appealed
A copy of any order giving or refusing permission to appeal, together with a copy of the Judge’s reasons for allowing or refusing permission to appeal
Any affidavit or witness statement filed in support of any application included in the appellant’s notice.
A copy of your skeleton argument
The claim form and statements of case (where relevant to the subject of the appeal)
Any application notice (or case management documentation) relevant to the subject of the appeal
Any other documents which the appellant reasonably considers necessary to enable the appeal Court to reach its decision on the hearing of the application or appeal
RULE 44.55: All documents that are extraneous to the issues to be considered on the application or the appeal MUST be excluded. The appeal bundle may include affidavits, witness statements, summaries, experts’ reports and exhibits but only where these are directly relevant to the subject matter of appeal.
A certificate signed by the appellant’s legal representatives to the effect that they have read and understood the statement above (Rule 44.55) and that the composition of the appeal bundle complies with it
RULE 44.57: Where it is not possible to file all the above documents, the appellant must indicate which documents have not yet been filed and the reasons why they are not currently available. The appellant must then provide a reasonable estimate or when the missing document or documents can be filed and file them as soon as reasonably practicable.
Format of Appellant’s Notice and Attached Documents
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