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

#DIFCCourts Lecture Series No.2, 2015, will be #CPD accredited. Booking: events@difccourts.ae2 hours agoReplyRetweetFavorite
#DIFCCourts issued Order No. 1 of 2015 - Rights of Audience & Registration in Part II Register of Practitioners: http://t.co/1kYW55O4u93 hours agoReplyRetweetFavorite
Consultation for those seeking FREE #LEGAL ADVICE, walk in to our #probono Clinics on 5 March between (09:00am to 12:00pm)4 hours agoReplyRetweetFavorite
Attend our #probono clinic on 5 March 2015 from 9am-12pm & have a free confidential conversation with a participating lawyer #difccourt6 hours agoReplyRetweetFavorite
Access to rules and law books at @DIFCCourts Library to book at no cost, email: Nilofer.Dsouza@difccourts.ae7 hours agoReplyRetweetFavorite