Recent updates on Dubai International Financial Center Courts

  1. The Dubai International Financial Center (the DIFC) has introduces a flexible payment scheme for court fees that shall be payable 35% at the time of filing the claim, 35% at the time of the Code of Market Conduct ( the CMC) and the final payment shall be during the listing of the pre-trial review.
  2. The DIFC Courts conducted a survey in order to understand the preferred and suitable shift timings for the practitioners. In the survey, it was noted that 64% of the ones who participated in the survey considered the time to be from 10 am to 4 pm. However, pursuant to obtaining feedbacks, the DIFC Courts extended the timings from 8.30 am to 4 pm only from Sunday to Thursday.
  3. Thirdly, in the third quarter of 2019, the DIFC Courts established a mechanism where on the website, the users have an option for submitting their feedback, complaints and suggestions in order to enhance the services and efficiency.
  4. The DIFC Courts have also made appointment of two new judges for expanding the specialty and availability for the judicial bench. The new judges are from Australia and their ceremonies shall be taking place in October 2019.

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