The 2015 Annual Legal Gala Dinner

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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 fulfilment 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.


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

October 2015

Pro Bono Clinic – Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pro Bono Clinic – Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The 2015 Annual Legal Gala Dinner – Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

November 2015

Pro Bono Clinic – Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lecture Series No 5 of 2015 – Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pro Bono Clinic – Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

December 2015

Pro Bono Clinic – Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm