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DJI hosts workshop on DIFC Courts practice

Dubai, September 27, 2010

Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI), a leading centre for legal studies and judicial training in Dubai, is hosting a two-day workshop on the procedures and practices of the Dubai International Financial Center Courts (DIFC Courts).

The initiative follows the co-operation pact signed between the duo for joint co-operation and share information and adopt best practices related to legal and judicial system, while also working together to host conferences, seminars and events to develop a pool of competent HR in judicial sector and reinforce role of law in boosting sustainable growth.

Through this interactive workshop, both DIFC Courts and DJI aim to make legal experts and specialists aware of the important professional practices followed by courts, including specialization, and case, assignment, application, bankruptcy and conduct management, said a DJI statement.

Commenting on the workshop, Dr Jamal Al-Sumaiti, director general of DJI, said, 'This has been organised in collaboration with DIFC Courts, in line with our cooperation agreement in the areas of judicial and legal training, field studies and vocational guidance.'

'Through this initiative, which we seek to enable legal practitioners and judicial and public prosecution workers to be acquainted with best professional practices relevant to the judicature and ongoing efforts to maintain justice, security and equity according to the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015,' he added.

DIFC Courts deputy chief justice, Sir Anthony Colman said, 'The Courts have taken great strides to implement several initiatives such as the Small Claims Tribunal, Pro Bono Programme and The Professional Code of Conduct in furtherance of our mission to provide swift, efficient and transparent justice to all Court users.'

Justice Omar  Al-Muhairi said, “The DIFC Courts are honoured to participate in a workshop in collaboration with the Dubai Judicial Institute and provide further information on our many efforts and procedures that are in place to benefit the DIFC Courts’ users and the community at-large.

A series of lectures will be delivered by a number of prominent speakers and experts at the workshop which concludes on Monday.

Sir Anthony will give a lecture titled “Case Management”, while Mark Beer will deliver a talk titled “General Rules on Costs”.

A third lecture titled “Jurisdiction” will be given by justice Omar, while justice Sir John Chadwick will deliver a lecture on “Trial Preparation”, and justice Ali Al-Madhani will give an “Introduction to the Small Claims Tribunal.”-TradeArabia News Service




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