August 13, 2015 Registrar Directions
Registrar’s Direction No 2 of 2015 – Indicative Hourly Legal Charges
THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS
REGISTRAR’S DIRECTION NO 2 OF 2015
Indicative Hourly Legal Charges
This Registrar’s Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Registrar’s Direction 2 of 2015 — Indicative Hourly Legal Charges and may be abbreviated to RD 2/2015. It replaces RD 1/2014.
Pursuant to the Rules of the DIFC Courts (RDC) there are certain circumstances in which the Courts will make an immediate or detailed assessment of costs. In order to provide a benchmark to the Courts of the average charge out rates in Dubai, a survey of law firms has been undertaken and below are the average hourly rates ascribed to varying levels of experience and seniority.
|Level of Legal Experience||Average Hourly Rate (AED)|
|Trainees up to 5 years||1398|
|Lawyers 6-10 years||1994|
|10 + years||2338|
These rates should be considered a guideline when considering the rates likely to be acceptable to the Courts when assessing costs.
Registrar of the DIFC Courts
Dated: 13 August 2015