DIFC Courts to conduct lecture
Dubai, March 23, 2009
DIFC Courts, the Dubai International Financial Centre’s (DIFC) independent, common-law judicial system, will hold a lecture as part of a series of lectures aimed at helping legal practitioners gain a deeper understanding of DIFC Courts’ rules, capabilities and operations.
The second lecture, entitled “Assessment of Costs”, will take place at the DIFC Centre of Excellence on March 25.
It will feature a talk by Peter Hurst, a senior costs judge from the Royal Courts of Justice in the UK, about international best practices in the handling of costs assessments by practitioners, as well as insights by Chief Justice Sir Anthony Evans about assessment of costs in the DIFC Courts.
The lectures are designed specifically for legal professionals with the intention of providing knowledge about handling litigation through the DIFC Courts, as well as sharing international best practices.
The lecture will include practical insights by, and an open forum with, Sir Evans, Justice Ali Al Madhani and Justice Omar Al Muhairi.
“As part of our commitment to providing efficient, accessible and fair dispute resolution, the DIFC Courts is focused on developing the understanding of court processes and procedures among legal practitioners in the region,” said Mark Beer, registrar at DIFC Courts.
“The DIFC Courts’ lecture series offers a comprehensive guide to dealing with cases at the courts,” he added.
“We look forward to continuing our educational initiatives in the future to benefit the legal community, and to ensure the highest international standards of legal procedure that are expected by the global institutions operating within the DIFC.” – TradeArabia News Service