DIFC Courts

Public consultation on proposed Rule amendment: No. 1 of 2021

February 25, 2021 CONSULTATIONS

Amendments to Part 53 of the Rules of the DIFC Court: Small Claims Tribunal 1. This is a public consultation on a proposed rule amendment to Part 53 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts (“RDC”) relating to the Small Claims Tribunal (the “SCT”). The DIFC Courts’ Registrar seeks public comments on the proposed amendments.... Continue Reading »

Draft New Part 56 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts – introducing Technology and Construction Division – opens for public consultation – until 22 April 2017

March 20, 2017 CONSULTATIONS

DIFC Courts have opened for 1 month’s Public Consultation the Draft New Part 56 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts (RDC) introducing the specialist Technology and Construction Division. The public is invited to send their feedback to the consultation email address (consultation@difccourts.ae) before 5pm on Saturday 22 April... Continue Reading »

Practice Direction on Third Party Funding in the DIFC Courts – open for Consultation until 19 February 2017

January 16, 2017 CONSULTATIONS

DIFC Courts have opened for 1 month’s Public Consultation Draft Practice Direction No. X of 2017 on Third Party Funding. The public is invited to send their feedback to the consultation email address (consultation@difccourts.ae) before 5pm on Sunday 19 February 2017. Draft PD No. X of 2017 on Third... Continue Reading »

Amended Part 44 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts on Leave to Appeal – open for Public Consultation

December 15, 2016 CONSULTATIONS

The Amended Part 44 Rules of the DIFC Courts on Leave to Appeal are now open for public consultation. The proposed amendments are available at the following link: rdcpart44appeals-consultationdocx The public is invited to send their feedback to the consultation email address (consultation@difccourts.ae) before 5pm on Thursday, 19 January 2017.... Continue Reading »

Draft DIFC Courts Practice Direction No. 4 of 2016 – DIFC Courts Fees Amendments – opens for 1 month Public Consultation

September 06, 2016 CONSULTATIONS

DIFC Courts have opened for 1 month’s Public Consultation Draft Practice Direction No. 4 of 2016 The public is invited to send their feedback to the consultation email address (consultation@difccourts.ae) before 5pm on Sunday 9 October 2016. Draft PD No. 4 of 2016 is available at the following link: PD 4 of 2016 – DIFC... Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts Rules of Court Order No. 1 of 2015 In Respect of the Jurisdiction of the Small Claims Tribunal of the DIFC Courts – Consultation

March 29, 2015 CONSULTATIONS

DIFC Courts Rules of Court Order No. 1 of 2015 In Respect of the Jurisdiction of the Small Claims Tribunal of the DIFC Courts I, Michael Hwang, Chief Justice of the DIFC Courts, make the following Order: In exercise of the powers conferred on me by Article 8(3)(a) of Dubai Law No. 9 of 2004, as amended; and after having reviewed: Dubai Law No. 9 of... Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts put 3 Proposals into 1 month period of Public Consultation on 29 March 2015

March 29, 2015 CONSULTATIONS

The DIFC Courts today (29 March 2015) released 3 documents for a 1 month period of public consultation. The first is a draft Order by the Chief Justice with the effect of extending the jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts Small Claims Tribunal (SCT) to hear all disputes, whatever the subject matter, below the value of 500,000 AED and with a maximum... Continue Reading »

Proposed 2015 Amendments to DIFC Courts Fees – Consultation

March 29, 2015 CONSULTATIONS

COURTS FEES Originating Proceedings — Court of First Instance (CFI) Part 7 claim (Money and/or property claims): proceedings: • For claims up to and including USD 500,000 – 5% of the value of the claim and/or the property with a minimum of USD 1,500 • For claims between USD 500,000 and USD 1m – USD 25,000 + 1% over USD... Continue Reading »

Practice Direction 3 of 2015 – Review of DIFC Courts Officer and Registrar Decisions – Consultation

March 29, 2015 CONSULTATIONS

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 may be... Continue Reading »

Second Consultation for DIFC Courts Practice Directions on Referral of Judgments to Arbitration

December 17, 2014 CONSULTATIONS

Today the DIFC Courts have released 2 Practice Directions for a final period of consultation within the legal community on Referral of DIFC Courts Judgments to Arbitration. The earlier draft which was titled “Practice Direction X of 2014” has now been sub-divided into 2 separate Practice Directions: namely “Practice Direction Y of... Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts Draft Practice Direction on Referral of DIFC Courts Judgments to DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre

July 30, 2014 CONSULTATIONS

DIFC Courts open for 1 month’s consultation Draft Practice Direction on Referral of DIFC Courts judgments to DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre for enforcement. The public is invited to send their feedback to the consultation email address (consultation@difccourts.ae) before 5pm on 6 August 2014.   DIFC Courts Draft Practice Direction on... Continue Reading »

Proposed 2013 Amendments to the Rules of the DIFC Courts (RDC) — Final Consultation

November 25, 2013 CONSULTATIONS

The below table sets out all of the proposed 2013 amendments to the Rules of the DIFC Courts (RDC). It is open for consultation for a period of one month and the public is invited to send their feedback to the consultation email address (consultation@difccourts.ae). Table for Consultation — Click here Proposed Amendments — Click here... Continue Reading »

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