December 05, 2017 Practice Directions
PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 5 OF 2017
This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 5 of 2017 – Service of a Record of Hearing for Ex Parte Interim Relief in the DIFC Courts – and may be abbreviated to PD 5/2017.
1.In cases in which an Order for ex parte (without notice) interim relief has been made in accordance with Part 25 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts (RDC), the Applicant must, together with the Order, serve on the Respondent and any other person affected by the Order a digital recording or transcript of the hearing of the application for that Order. The judge shall determine whether a digital recording or transcript is most appropriate in the circumstances.
2. The legal representative of the Applicant shall, on any application for such an order, take a detailed note of the hearing of the Application and, if a digital recording or transcript is unavailable from the Court, shall serve that note, with any such Order, on the Respondent and any other person affected by the Order.
3. The fees for the digital recording and transcript referred to in this Practice Direction are set out in the DIFC Courts Fee Schedule.
Dated this 5 day of December 2017
Chief Justice Michael Hwang