July 13, 2015 Registrar Directions
Registrar’s Direction No 1 of 2015 – Publicly Accessible Register of Claims
THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS
REGISTRAR’S DIRECTION NO 1 OF 2015
Publicly Accessible Register of Claims lodged with the DIFC Courts
This Registrar’s Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Registrar’s Direction 1 of 2015 – Publicly Accessible Register of Claims lodged with the DIFC Courts and may be abbreviated to RD 1/2015.
Rule 6.7 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts (“RDC”) provides that “the Court shall keep an online publicly accessible register of claims which have been issued.”
The register of claims shall contain: (i) the names of the parties; (ii) the claim amount; (iii) the legal representatives; and (iv) the nature of the claim. It will be made publicly available on the Court’s e-Registry Case Management System (CMS) website portal once a claim has been issued by the Court.
Once an Acknowledgment of Service has been filed by the Defendant, the claim form and particulars of claim will also be made publicly accessible on the Court’s website.
The above provisions should be read in addition to parties’ option to file a Part 23 application, seeking that the case be heard in private and that all related case documents and submissions remain private.
Registrar of the DIFC Courts
Dated: 13 July 2015