DIFC Courts

2013 DIFC Courts Code of Conduct Post-Migration

October 26, 2013 CONSULTATIONS

The Revised DIFC Courts Code of Conduct includes a number of provisions which have been migrated from the Code of Best Legal Professional Practice released in March 2013. 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) before 5pm... Continue Reading »

Guide to Enforcement — Open for Consultation

April 25, 2012 CONSULTATIONS

This White Paper sets out the legal framework for the Enforcement of DIFC Courts’ judgments and orders outside the DIFC in a) Dubai; b) the UAE; c) the region and d) the rest of the world. It is open for consultation for the period of one month and the public is invited to send their feedback to the consultation email address... Continue Reading »

Consultation — The DIFC Courts’ Professional Conduct Code

March 22, 2012 CONSULTATIONS

Consultation — The DIFC Courts’ Professional Conduct Code Please note: Deadline for comments extended to March 22, 2012. The Code of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners in the DIFC Courts (the “Court Code”) was introduced in September 2009. By registering to practise in the DIFC Courts, each individual legal... Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts’ Fee Schedule

August 01, 2011 CONSULTATIONS

Effective as of ___2011 I. Originating Proceedings -Court of First Instance (CFI)   1. Part 7 claim (Money and/or property claims): 5% of the value of the claim and/or the property with a minimum of USD 1000 and a maximum of USD 8,000.   2. All Other Claims: USD1,000   3. Filing Proceedings against a party or parties not... Continue Reading »

Response to Public Consultation for the Amendments of the RDC

July 01, 2011 CONSULTATIONS

The DIFC Courts have concluded their review of the feedback arising from the public consultation pertaining to the proposed amendments to The Rules of the DIFC Courts (RDC). We appreciate the comments from all who submitted feedback. The newly issued RDC will take effect in September 2011. Continue Reading »

Response to Public Consultation for the Proposed Insolvency Rules

June 01, 2011 CONSULTATIONS

The DIFC Courts have concluded their review of the extensive feedback arising from the public consultation pertaining to the proposed insolvency rules chapter addition to the Rules of the DIFC Courts (RDC). The interest level was very high, and respondents with cross-jurisdictional insolvency experience provided substantial comments that have... Continue Reading »

Public consultation on amendments to the Rules of the DIFC Courts (the “RDC”)

May 23, 2011 CONSULTATIONS

The DIFC Courts are proposing the refining of various provisions in the Rules of the DIFC Courts (the “RDC”). The objective is to refine the RDC in light of the Courts’ experience as well as feedback from the legal profession. The proposed amendments are the result of extensive discussions by the Rules sub-Committee of the Court... Continue Reading »

Public consultation on amendments to The Rules of the DIFC Courts (RDC) in relation to the addition of an Insolvency Rules Chapter

March 13, 2011 CONSULTATIONS

1. The DIFC Courts are proposing the appending of rules pertaining to insolvency (the “Proposed Insolvency Rules”) to the Rules of the DIFC Courts (the “RDC”), as a new chapter. The objective is to fill in the gaps vis-à-vis the DIFC Insolvency Regulations. The Proposed Insolvency Rules are informed by the insolvency... Continue Reading »

Consultation — The DIFC Small Claims Tribunal (Limits of Jurisdiction) Order, Order No. 1 of 2010

May 18, 2010 CONSULTATIONS

The DIFC Courts welcome views and comments on the attached draft order. The order would allow the Small Claims Tribunal (“SCT”) to hear claims over AED100,000 that relate to employment matters, provided the parties elect to use the small claims mechanism. For non-employment claims which are for AED500,000 or less and in which all... Continue Reading »

Second Consultation — The Code of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners in the DIFC Courts

August 24, 2009 CONSULTATIONS

The DIFC Courts welcomes views and comments on the attached second draft code of professional conduct (the ‘Code’). Following adoption of the Code, the right to practice in the DIFC Courts will become conditional upon observance of the Code and acceptance of the Court’s power to impose the sanctions provided by the Code. The DIFC... Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts’ Pro Bono Programme Guidelines for Registered Practitioners

August 20, 2009 CONSULTATIONS

The DIFC Courts welcomes views and comments on the attached draft pro bono register guidelines (the ‘Programme guidelines’). Following adoption of the Programme guidelines, all of the services offered as part of the Pro Bono programme, ranging from basic advice to full case management and representation in proceedings, will be... Continue Reading »

Consultation — The Code of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners in the DIFC Courts

June 30, 2009 CONSULTATIONS

The DIFC Courts welcome views and comments on the attached draft code of professional conduct (the ‘Code’). Following adoption of the Code, the right to practice in the DIFC Courts will become conditional upon observance of the Code and acceptance of the Courts’ power to impose the sanctions provided by the Code. The DIFC Courts... Continue Reading »

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