May 22, 2019 Court Administrative Orders
After having reviewed:
And having considered:
Hereby, pursuant to the powers vested in me by Article 8 (5) (b) of Dubai Law No. 7 of 2014, amendingDubai Law No. 9 of 2004 and according to Resolution No. (1) of 2019 In Respect of the Dispute solution Authority Academy, issue the following Order:
a. a declaration that the applicant has a minimum of five years or a minimum of two years oral advocacy experience immediately preceding the date of application; and
b. the applicant possesses the right to conduct litigation or a right of audience before the superior courts of the jurisdiction in which he practices; andc. the applicant has sufficient command of the English language and sufficient knowledge of the DIFC Courts laws and procedures in order to conduct proceedings before the Courts.
a. Registration in Part II of the Register will be provisional1 until the individual concerned appears before a judge.
b. The Registrar2 or Senior Legal Officer3 shall attend the first hearing4 and shall either: (i) confirm the applicant’s registration as permanent; (ii) refuse the registration, or (iii) request that the applicant consider a training on DIFC Courts Laws and Procedures and/or Advocacy training and/or any other relevant training specified by the DIFC Courts in which case the individual’s registration shall remain provisional until the next hearing.c. If the Registrar or Senior Legal Officer refuses registration, he must provide reasons for refusal in writing.
d. In the event of refusal of registration following the first hearing, the individual concerned may lodge a written and reasoned appeal with the Chief Justice if he is not satisfied with the decision of the Registrar, or Senior Legal Officer.
e. Where an appeal has been lodged with the Chief Justice in accordance with sub-paragraph 10 (d) above, the Chief Justice may take any further steps which he deems appropriate in the circumstances, including: (i) extending the concerned individual’s provisional registration for such period as seems fit; (ii) maintaining the decision of the Registrar or Senior Legal Officer which formed the basis of the appeal, and (iii) allowing the appeal and confirming the applicant’s registration as permanent. The Chief Justice may decide such appeal on the paper and no evidence will be permitted for the purposes of the appeal other than the transcript of the first hearing . The Chief Justice’s decision shall be final, from which there shall be no further avenue of appeal or review
Chief Justice of the DIFC Courts
Issued: 22 May 2019
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