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Filing Your Claim in the Small Claims Tribunal

Filing Your Claim in the Small Claims Tribunal

May 4, 2016


Filing Your Claim in the Small Claims Tribunal

Step 1: Navigate to the DIFC CourtseRegistry Online

On the DIFC Courts’ Homepage (, click on “eRegistry” in the upper right corner. Click the “Public Login” button on the following page. Next, click on “Forms” and select the second listed form, entitled “Small Claims Tribunal Claim Form (P53)”.

Step 2: Personal Details of Both Parties

Provide the contact details for both the Claimant and the Defendant. The Claimant is the person or company filing the claim. The Defendant is the person or company against whom the claim is filed. If there is more than one Claimant or Defendant, please click the “Add New” option in the relevant section. Please make sure to provide full and correct names, addresses and accurate email addresses. An email address for the Defendant is required, as the SCT Registry serves the documents via email.

Step 3:  Nature of Claim

Please indicate whether your claim is an Employment related claim. If it is not an Employment claim, please select the “Other” option.

Step 4: Particulars of the claim

In this section please provide full details of your case. You can provide a narrative of what happened in the case. It is often helpful to answer such questions as:

When did the claim arise?                                                       What was provided?

When did you buy goods/ services?                                       What went wrong?    

Step 5: Remedy sought

Please indicate what you are seeking in the case. For example many claims will list the total amount of money they are seeking from the Defendant. You must list out all of the remedies you are seeking from the Court in order to be eligible to receive them.

Step 6: Claim value

Please indicate the exact amount of money you are seeking. Please note that the claim value must be listed in US Dollars. If converting from AED, please use the conversion rate of 3.675 AED to 1 USD.

Step 7: Statement of Truth

Once you have completed the SCT form, you must fill out a statement of truth. Please be aware that anyone signing this statement of truth must believe that all facts stated are accurate and true, to the best of their belief and knowledge.  If you sign the form whilst knowing that part of the facts are untrue, you maybe be held in contempt of Court or be subjected to a fine.


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