Welcome to the DIFC Courts

The DIFC Courts are an independent common law judiciary based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) with jurisdiction governing civil and commercial disputes.


To establish and maintain a world-class system of justice that is reliable, accessible, efficient and fair, with an unconditional commitment to the rule of law and the fulfillment of its statutory function.


To unfailingly uphold the principles of fairness and impartiality, and to consistently dispense equal justice according to the law and international best practices.


Pro-Bono Gala Dinner 2014

Be a part of this annual event for the benefit of the DIFC Courts Pro Bono programme. Now accepting nominations.

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The DIFC Courts have the power, in matters over which it has jurisdiction, to make any orders, including interlocutory orders and to issue or direct the issue of any writs it considers appropriate.

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Small Claims Tribunal

Provides a highly efficient, low cost easy to use service where 90% of cases are resolved within 3 weeks.

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For today’s Emirati and expatriate lawyers, legal advisors and consultants, as well as partners seeking to gain a better understanding of & develop their familiarity with the procedures involved in implementing the DIFC Courts’ laws and procedures in their day to day cases.

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The Pro Bono Programme

Designed to ensure that professional legal advice is available to anyone who can demonstrate that they are unable to afford legal representation.

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Court Updates

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Upcoming Events

September 2014

Pro Bono Clinic – 25/09/2014 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

October 2014

Annual Gala Dinner 2014 – 09/10/2014 at 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Pro Bono Clinic – 16/10/2014 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pro Bono Clinic – 30/10/2014 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

November 2014

Pro Bono Clinic – 13/11/2014 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pro Bono Clinic – 27/11/2014 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm