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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 »

Amended Practice Direction No. 4 of 2015 – DIFC Courts’ Fees

August 9, 2015

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS AMENDED PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 4 OF 2015 DIFC Courts’ Fees Citation This Amended Practice Direction is issued pursuant to the powers conferred on me by Article 8 (3) (a) of Dubai Law No. 9 of 2004, as amended. It will come into force from the date of signature and  Continue Reading »

Registrar’s Direction No 1 of 2015 – Publicly Accessible Register of Claims

July 13, 2015

Registrar’s Direction No 1 of 2015 – Publicly Accessible Register of Claims THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS REGISTRAR’S DIRECTION NO 1 OF 2015 Publicly Accessible Register of Claims lodged with the DIFC Courts Citation This Registrar’s Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Registrar’s Direction 1  Continue Reading »

Amended DIFC Courts Practice Direction No. 2 of 2015 – Referral of Judgment Payment Disputes to Arbitration

May 27, 2015

Amended Practice Direction No. 2 of 2015 IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS (DIFC COURTS) REFERRAL OF JUDGMENT PAYMENT DISPUTES TO ARBITRATION Citation This Amended Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature and supersede the former Practice Direction No. 2 of 2015. It shall be known and cited as Practice  Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts Practice Direction No. 3 of 2015 – Review of DIFC Courts Officer and Registrar Decisions

May 25, 2015

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS   PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 3 of 2015   Review of DIFC Courts Officer and Registrar Decisions Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 3 of 2015 – Review of DIFC Courts Officer and Registrar Decisions -and  Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts Practice Direction No. 4 of 2015 – DIFC Courts’ Fees

May 25, 2015

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS   PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 4 OF 2015   DIFC Courts’ Fees Citation   This Practice Direction is issued pursuant to the powers conferred on me by Article 8 (3) (a) of Dubai Law No. 9 of 2004, as amended. It may be cited as Practice Direction 4 of 2015 —  Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts – Chief Justice’s Explanatory Lecture on Referral of Judgment Payment Disputes to Arbitration – November 2014

February 16, 2015

The DIFC Courts Chief Justice, Michael Hwang’s 19 November 2014 Address on the  DIFC Courts Judgment-Arbitration Protocol can be accessed at the below link: DIFC Courts CJ Final November 2014 Lecture Notes – 10 June 2015 – NB

DIFC Courts Practice Direction No. 2 of 2015 – Referral of Judgment Payment Disputes to Arbitration

February 16, 2015

ANNEX A2 Practice Direction No. 2 of 2015 IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS (DIFC COURTS) Referral of judgment payment disputes to arbitration Citation The Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 2 of 2015 – Referral of Judgment Payment Disputes to Arbitration  Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts Practice Direction No. 1 of 2015 – Elective Jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts

February 16, 2015

ANNEX A1 Practice Direction No. 1 of 2015 IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS (DIFC COURTS)   Elective Jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts   Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It replaces Practice Direction No. 2 of 2012 (Jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts). It may be cited  Continue Reading »

Registrar’s Direction No. 2 of 2014 – Consolidation of Applications/Cases before the DIFC Courts

November 4, 2014

Registrar’s Direction No 2 of 2014 – Consolidation of Applications/Cases THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS REGISTRAR’S DIRECTION NO 2 OF 2014 Consolidation of Applications/Cases before the DIFC Courts Citation This Registrar’s Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Registrar’s Direction 2 of 2014 – Consolidation of Applications/Cases before the  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 6 of 2014  Confidentiality of Mediation Proceedings

August 12, 2014

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS   PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 6 OF 2014   Confidentiality of Mediation Proceedings   Citation   This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 6 of 2014 — Confidentiality of Mediation Proceedings — and may be abbreviated to PD 6/2014.    Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 5 of 2014 DIFC Courts’ Costs Regime

August 12, 2014

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS   PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 5 OF 2014   DIFC Courts’ Costs Regime   Citation   This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 5 of 2014 — DIFC Courts’ Costs Regime — and may be abbreviated to PD 5/2014.    Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 4 of 2014 DIFC Courts’ Wasted Costs Orders

June 23, 2014

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 4 OF 2014 DIFC Courts’ Wasted Costs Orders Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 4 of 2014 – DIFC Courts’ Wasted Costs Orders – and may be abbreviated to PD 4/2014.  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 3 of 2014 Confidentiality of Small Claims Tribunal (SCT) Judgments on Appeal to Court of First Instance

May 28, 2014

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 3 OF 2014 Confidentiality of Small Claims Tribunal (SCT) Judgments on Appeal to Court of First Instance Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 3 of 2014 — Confidentiality of SCT Judgments  Continue Reading »

Registrar’s Direction No 1 of 2014 Indicative Hourly Legal Charges

May 8, 2014

Pursuant to the Rules of the DIFC Courts (RDC) there are certain circumstances in which the Courts will make an immediate or detailed assessment of costs. In order to provide a benchmark to the Courts of the average charge out rates in Dubai, a survey of law firms has been undertaken and below are the average hourly rates ascribed to varying levels of experience and seniority.

Practice Direction No. 2 of 2014 Particulars of Claim — Governing Law and DIFC Courts’ Jurisdiction

February 16, 2014

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 2 OF 2014 Particulars of Claim — Governing Law and DIFC Courts’ Jurisdiction Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 2 of 2014 — Particulars of Claim — Governing Law and DIFC  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 1 of 2014 DIFC Courts’ Pro Bono Programme Amendment

January 15, 2014

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 1 OF 2014 DIFC Courts’ Pro Bono Programme Amendment Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 1 of 2014 — DIFC Courts’ Pro Bono Programme Amendment — and may be abbreviated to  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 6 of 2013 DIFC Courts’ Pro Bono Account

September 16, 2013

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 6 OF 2013 DIFC Courts’ Pro Bono Account Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 6 of 2013 — DIFC Courts’ Pro Bono Account – and may be abbreviated to PD 6/2013.  Continue Reading »

Registrar’s Direction No 3 of 2013 Attendance of Counsel by Video or Telephone Conference

September 10, 2013

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS REGISTRAR’S DIRECTION NO. 3 OF 2013 Attendance of Counsel by Video or Telephone Conference Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Registrar’s Direction 3 of 2013 – Attendance of Counsel by Video or Telephone Conference and may  Continue Reading »

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