DIFC Courts
  • Part 1

    Citation, Commencement, Application And The Overriding Objective

  • Part 2

    Interpretation

  • Part 3

    Organisation Of The Court

  • Part 4

    The Court’s Case Management Powers

  • Part 5

    Forms

  • Part 6

    Court Documents

  • Part 7

    How To Start Proceedings — The Claim Form

  • Part 8

    Alternative Procedure For Claims

  • Part 9

    Service

  • Part 10

    Responding To Particulars Of Claim — General

  • Part 11

    Acknowledgment Of Service

  • Part 12

    Disputing The Court’s Jurisdiction

  • Part 13

    Default Judgment

  • Part 14

    Setting Aside Or Varying Default Judgment

  • Part 15

    Admissions

  • Part 16

    Defence And Reply

  • Part 17

    Statements Of Case

  • Part 18

    Amendments To Statements Of Case

  • Part 19

    Further Information

  • Part 20

    Addition And Substitution Of Parties

  • Part 21

    Counterclaims And Other Additional Claims

  • Part 22

    Statements Of Truth

  • Part 23

    General Rules About Applications For Court Orders

  • Part 24

    Immediate Judgment

  • Part 25

    Interim Remedies And Security For Costs

  • Part 26

    Case Management

  • Part 27

    Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Part 28

    Production Of Documents

  • Part 29

    Evidence

  • Part 30

    Witnesses, Depositions And Evidence For Other Courts

  • Part 31

    Experts And Assessors

  • Part 32

    Offers To Settle

  • Part 33

    Payments Into Court

  • Part 34

    Discontinuance

  • Part 35

    Miscellaneous Provisions Relating To Hearings

  • Part 36

    Judgments And Orders

  • Part 37

    Change Of Legal Representative

  • Part 38

    General Rules About Costs

  • Part 39

    Fixed Costs

  • Part 40

    Procedure For Detailed Assessment Of Costs

  • Part 41

    Proceedings By Or Against The Centre, Its Bodies And The Government

  • Part 42

    Judicial Review

  • Part 43

    Arbitration Claims

  • Part 44 Amended Appeals

    AMENDED Appeals

  • Part 44 Former Appeals

    FORMER Appeals

  • Part 45

    General Rules About Enforcement Of Judgments And Orders

  • Part 46

    Charging Orders, Stop Orders And Stop Notices

  • Part 47

    Attachment Of Future Assets And Earnings

  • Part 48

    Execution Against Assets

  • Part 49

    Court’s Power To Appoint A Receiver

  • Part 50

    Orders To Obtain Information From Judgment Debtors

  • Part 51

    Interpleader

  • Part 52

    Contempt Of Court

  • Part 53

    Small Claims Tribunal

  • Part 54

    Insolvency Proceedings

  • Part 55

    Probate Rules

  • Part 56

    Technology And Construction Division

Part 57


Non-muslim wills registry

General

57.1

This Part applies to the registration of wills at the Non-Muslim Wills Registry (“Non-Muslim Wills Registry”).

57.2

In this Part –

  1. “Authorised Officer” has the meaning provided for in Rule 5 (2) of the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry Rules.
  2. “Non-Muslim Wills Registry” has the meaning provided for by Rule 57.3;
  3. “Will Register” means the register of Wills maintained by the Non-Muslim Wills Registry;
  4. A “Will” means a will which-
    • (a) relates to movable and immovable assets situated in the Emirate of Dubai and/or Ras Al Khaimah and any other ancillary matters;
    • (b) has been registered with the Non-Muslim Wills Registry in accordance with Rule 57.6; and
    • (c) which have been witnessed by an Authorised Officer of the WPR.,
  5. “WPR” means the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry established by Resolution 4 of 2014 in respect of the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry for Non-Muslims.

Registry Establishment

57.3

The Wills Registry for Non-Muslims is a registry established under the Court.

57.4

A Registrar of the Court will be appointed to be a Registrar of the Wills Registry for Non-Muslims.

57.5

The Wills Registry for Non-Muslims will maintain the Will Register. 

Registration of a Will

57.6

The Non-Muslim Wills Registry shall register all Wills which are submitted for registration by the WPR.  The Non-Muslim Wills Registry shall retain a copy ( whether electronic or physical) of each Will submitted by the WPR and shall enter details of each testator on the Wills Register.  The entry of such details on the Wills Register shall constitute registration on the date that such entry is made.

57.7

The Non-Muslim Wills Registry shall issue each Will with a case file number.

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