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Guide on the Former Part 44 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts

May 25, 2017

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 »

Guide on the Amended Part 44 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts

May 25, 2017

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 »

Article on Arbitration in the DIFC

October 4, 2016

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 »

Fact Sheet 2016

May 16, 2016

DIFC Courts Fact Sheet 2016  

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 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 »

Appellant’s Notice

May 4, 2016

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 »

Work Plan 2016

April 4, 2016

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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 »

Enforcement Guidelines

January 3, 2016

Enforcing DIFC Courts judgments and orders outside the DIFC

SLC Legal Opinion on Dubai Government Entities Opting in to DIFC Courts Jurisdiction

September 21, 2015

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 »

Enforcement Guide – Arabic

August 15, 2015

Arabic Enforcement Guide

Enforcement – Chinese

August 15, 2015

Enforcement Guide 2015 -Chinese 2015

Case Progression Flow Charts

July 1, 2015

DIFC CASE PROGRESSION FLOW CHARTS

Small Claim Tribunal

May 25, 2015

SMALL CLAIM TRIBUNAL 2015_online

DIFC Courts Fees

May 25, 2015

COURT FEES AUGUST 2017_01    

DIFC Courts Code of Best Legal Professional Practice – March 2013

February 25, 2015

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

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

The Mandatory Code of Conduct for Legal Practitioners in the DIFC Courts

September 3, 2014

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[1]   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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