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PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 3 of 2018 – DIFC Courts Wills Registry for Non-Muslims

June 24, 2018

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS  PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 3 OF 2018 DIFC Courts Wills Registry for Non-Muslims Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 3 of 2018 – DIFC Courts Wills Registry for Non-Muslims (‘WRNM’) and may be abbreviated to  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 1 of 2018 – DIFC Courts E-Bundles – Trial Period

April 9, 2018

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS  PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 1 OF 2018   DIFC Courts E-Bundles – Trial Period Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 1 of 2018 – DIFC Courts E-Bundles – Trial Period and may be abbreviated to  Continue Reading »

Registrar’s Direction No 1 of 2018 – Court Ordered Alternative Dispute Resolution

January 24, 2018

   IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS         Registrar’s Direction No 1 of 2018     Court Ordered Alternative Dispute Resolution Citation This Registrar’s Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Registrar’s Direction 1 of 2018 — Court Ordered Alternative Dispute Resolution and may be  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 5 of 2017 – Service of a Record of Hearing for Ex Parte Interim Relief in the DIFC Courts

December 5, 2017

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS   PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 5 OF 2017   Service of a Record of Hearing for Ex Parte Interim Relief in the DIFC Courts Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 5 of 2017 – Service of  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No 4 of 2017 – Interest on Judgments

November 21, 2017

IN THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AUTHORITY OF THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE  DIFC COURTS  PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 4 OF 2017   Interest on Judgments Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 4 of 2017 – Interest on Judgments and may be abbreviated to  Continue Reading »

Registrar’s Direction No 3 of 2017 – Expert Evidence of Shari’a Law in the DIFC Courts

November 15, 2017

Registrar’s Direction No 3 of 2017 – Expert Evidence of Shari’a Law in the DIFC Courts THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS REGISTRAR’S DIRECTION NO 3 OF 2017 Expert Evidence of Shari’a Law in the DIFC Courts Citation This Registrar’s Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Registrar’s  Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts Rules of Court Order No. 7 of 2017 in respect of Part 57 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts – establishing the Wills Registry for Non-Muslims (“WRNM”)

November 5, 2017

I, Michael Hwang, Chief Justice of the DIFC Courts, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by Article 8(3)(a) of Dubai Law No. 9 of 2004, as amended; and after having reviewed: Dubai Law No. 9 of 2004 in respect of the DIFC, as amended; Dubai Law No. 12 of 2004 in respect of  Continue Reading »

SCT Registrar’s Direction No. 1 of 2017

October 1, 2017

SCT REGISTRAR’S DIRECTION NO. 1 of 2017 Citation After having reviewed the applicable provisions of the Rules of the DIFC Courts (RDCs), in particular: RDC 53.13, which provides that “The SCT will serve the claim form on the defendant, unless otherwise directed by the Registry.” and also allows for service to be effected by the  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 3 of 2017 – DIFC Courts Fees Amendment

September 17, 2017

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS   PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 3 OF 2017   DIFC Courts Fees Amendment Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 3 of 2017 – DIFC Courts Fees Amendment and may be abbreviated to PD 3/2017. 1.  Continue Reading »

Registrar’s Direction No 2 of 2017 – TCD Pre-Trial Review

September 17, 2017

Registrar’s Direction No 2 of 2017 – TCD Pre-Trial Review THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS REGISTRAR’S DIRECTION NO 2 OF 2017 Preparation for and Matters to be Considered at the TCD Pre-Trial Review Citation This Registrar’s Direction will come into effect on 1 October 2017. It may be cited as Registrar’s Direction 2 of  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 2 of 2017 on Third Party Funding in the DIFC Courts

March 14, 2017

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 2 OF 2017 Citation: This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as “Practice Direction 2 of 2017 – Third Party Funding in the DIFC Courts” and may be abbreviated to “PD 2/2017”. 1.This Practice Direction sets  Continue Reading »

Registrar’s Direction No 1 of 2017 – Indicative Hourly Legal Charges

March 1, 2017

Registrar’s Direction No 1 of 2017 – Indicative Hourly Legal Charges THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS REGISTRAR’S DIRECTION NO 1 OF 2017 Indicative Hourly Legal Charges Citation This Registrar’s Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Registrar’s Direction 1 of 2017 — Indicative Hourly Legal Charges  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 1 of 2017 – Indemnity Costs for Failed Challenges to Arbitral Awards in the DIFC Courts

February 27, 2017

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 1 OF 2017 Indemnity Costs for Failed Challenges to Arbitral Awards in the DIFC Courts Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 1 of 2017 – Indemnity Costs for Failed Challenges to  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction no. 4 of 2016 Neutral Citation of DIFC Courts Judgments

October 20, 2016

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS   PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 4 OF 2016  Neutral Citation of DIFC Courts Judgments Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 4 of 2016 – Neutral Citation of DIFC Courts Judgments and may be abbreviated to PD  Continue Reading »

Supplementary Code of Conduct Practice Direction

March 22, 2016

Supplementary Code of Conduct Practice Direction No. 1 This Practice Direction must be read alongside the Mandatory Code of Conduct The right to practise in the DIFC Courts (“the Court”) is conditional upon observance of the Mandatory Code of Conduct (“the Mandatory Code”) together with any Supplementary Code of Conduct Practice Direction (“Supplement”) issued periodically  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 3 of 2016 – Anonymisation of DIFC Courts Judgments and Orders

January 31, 2016

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 3 OF 2016 Anonymisation of DIFC Courts Judgments and Orders Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 3 of 2016 – Anonymisation of DIFC Courts Judgments and Orders and may be abbreviated  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 2 of 2016 – Skeleton Arguments and Statements of Case filed with the DIFC Courts

January 31, 2016

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 2 OF 2016 Skeleton Arguments and Statements of Case filed with the DIFC Courts Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 2 of 2016 – Skeleton Arguments and Statements of Case filed  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction 1 of 2016 – Practitioners’ Duties to the Court – Filing of Witness Statements by Lawyers employed by Part I Law Firms

January 20, 2016

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS   PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 1 OF 2016 Practitioners’ Duties to the Court – Filing of Witness Statements by Lawyers employed by Part I Law Firms Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 1 of 2016 –  Continue Reading »

Registrar’s Direction No 2 of 2015 – Indicative Hourly Legal Charges

August 13, 2015

Registrar’s Direction No 2 of 2015 – Indicative Hourly Legal Charges THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS REGISTRAR’S DIRECTION NO 2 OF 2015 Indicative Hourly Legal Charges Citation This Registrar’s Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Registrar’s Direction 2 of 2015 — Indicative Hourly Legal Charges  Continue Reading »

Registrar’s Direction No 3 of 2015 – DIFC Courts Fee Schedule Clarification

August 12, 2015

Registrar’s Direction No 3 of 2015 – DIFC Courts Fee Schedule Clarification THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS REGISTRAR’S DIRECTION NO 3 OF 2015 DIFC Courts Fee Schedule Citation This Registrar’s Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Registrar’s Direction 3 of 2015 — DIFC Courts Fee  Continue Reading »