FORMER PART 44 – APPEAL RULES APPLICABLE TO JUDGMENTS AND ORDERS ISSUED BEFORE 25 MAY 2017 Step 1: Judgment or Order issued by the Registry in the Court of First Instance (CFI). Step 2: Appeal Notice and Appeal Bundle filed to the Court of Appeal (CA) within 14 days of the date of the Judgment Continue Reading »
AMENDED PART 44 – APPEAL RULES APPLICABLE TO JUDGMENTS AND ORDERS ISSUED ON OR AFTER 25 MAY 2017 Step 1: Judgment or Order issued by the Registry in the Court of First Instance (CFI). Step 2: Appeal Notice filed to the CFI within 21 days of the date of the Judgment or Order. (NOTE: if Continue Reading »
Dubai International Financial Centre: Arbitration’s home in the Middle East By Natasha Bakirci, Assistant Registrar of DIFC Courts, and Mahika Hart, Postgraduate Law Fellow, DIFC Courts. Foreword by Mohamed ElGhatit, Director and Registrar of DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre For centuries, arbitration has been a recognised, and often preferred, means for settling commercial disputes in the Middle Continue Reading »
Filing Your Claim in the Small Claims Tribunal Step 1: Navigate to the DIFC Courts’ eRegistry Online On the DIFC Courts’ Homepage (difccourts.ae), 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 Continue Reading »
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. Timing Requirements Continue Reading »
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 »
Enforcing DIFC Court judgments and orders outside the DIFC
LEGAL OPINION MEMO Requesting party The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) The case about which a legal opinion is requested The jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts with respect to hearing the lawsuits where a Dubai Government entity is party. 1. Facts H.E. Essa Kazim, DIFC Governor, is asking the General Secretary of the Continue Reading »
The DIFC Courts voluntary Code of Best Legal Professional Practice, issued by the Courts in March 2013 is available at the following link: DIFC Courts Code of Best Legal Professional Practice
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
Code of Conduct Revised – 22 March 2016 SPD to Code of Conduct – March 2016 – Revised THE MANDATORY CODE OF CONDUCT FOR LEGALPRACTITIONERS IN THE DIFC COURTS Part A – Governing Principles The DIFC Courts (“the Court”) were established to uphold the laws of the DIFC and to advance the rule of law by Continue Reading »
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