Guides

How to use eRegistry – Litigants in Person

The eRegistry site allows anyone to submit a claim form as any time, from anywhere in the world. In order to file further documents to a case you have started, or in which you are a named party, it is necessary to ask the Court for login credentials. This is so that...

How to renew Practitioner Registrations

Law firms registered in Part l and practitioners registered in Part ll of the DIFC Courts’ Register of Legal Practitioners are required to renew their registration annually. Details of the fees for renewal may be found here. Part I renewal – Law Firms Please...

Notes for party submitting form 53/02

These guidelines are pursuant to Parts 44.53-44.70 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts.  They are not to be used as an exhaustive resource, but will guide you in how to complete your form.  Additional information may be obtained from the DIFC Courts’ Registry website at...

Notes for Defendant on filing a Part 16 Defence

These guidelines are pursuant to Rule 16 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts.  They are not to be used as an exhaustive resource, but will guide you in how to complete Forms 16/01 or 16/02.  Additional information may be obtained from the DIFC Courts’ Registry website at...

Notes for Defendant replying to a Claim Form

Notes for Defendant on replying to a Part 7 Claim Form These guidelines are pursuant to Rules 11 – 13 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts.  They are not to be used as an exhaustive resource, but will guide you in how to respond to the claim.  Additional information...

Notes for Claimant on filing a Part 7 Claim Form

These guidelines are pursuant to Rule 17 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts.  They are not to be used as an exhaustive resource, but will guide you in how to complete Form 07/01.   Heading (which must include the following): In the case of an individual, his or her...

eRegistry FAQ

eRegistry FAQ What is eRegistry? eRegistry is the name of the website giving access to information about cases in the DIFC Courts and the Dubai World Tribunal.  How do I register? The eRegistry website is available to all to initiate a claim in the DIFC Courts, the...

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Forms & Downloads

Forms DIFC Courts Forms Users should now file all claims and other case-related documents electronicaly using our e-Registry service. There are the complete set of web-forms required in a Part 7 or Part 8 process. In addition non-structured documents such as witness...

DIFC Courts in your contracts

SUMMARY Since November 2011, the DIFC Courts can hear commercial disputes between any parties which have written the DIFC Courts into their mutual contracts, or which jointly agree to use the DIFC Courts post-dispute. Suggested clauses are shown below. THE PROCESS The...

Advocates / Practitioners Guide

Introduction 1. This guide is for all DIFC Courts’ Practitioners. 2. The following paragraphs are written for general information only and should not be taken as a statement of the law, nor should it be taken as an indication of how the Court will interpret or...

GUIDANCE NOTES FOR SCT DEFENDANTS

NOTES FOR DEFENDANT Please read these notes carefully – they will help you with the SCT process. These notes are only provided for your guidance and do not constitute legal advice. Please refer to the Rules of the DIFC Courts (‘RDC’) Part 53 for the...

Guidance Notes for Small Claims Tribunal Claimants

Please read these notes carefully – they will help you with the SCT process. These notes are only provided for your guidance and do not constitute legal advice. Please refer to the Rules of the DIFC Courts (‘RDC’) Part 53 for the complete set of...

Witness Guide

Introduction This guide is for witnesses who appear before the DIFC Courts during trial. The following paragraphs are written for general information only and should not be taken as a statement of the law, nor should it be taken as an indication of how the Court will...

Public Guide

Introduction This guide is for all DIFC Courts’ users. The following paragraphs are written for general information only and should not be taken as a statement of the law, nor should it be taken as an indication of how the Court will interpret or apply the law in...

Media Guide

Introduction This Media Guide has been prepared to assist media representatives reporting on hearings and the outcomes of cases in the DIFC Courts. The Guide is intended for reporters, their assistants and those journalists with limited experience of court reporting...