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DIFC Courts enhance access to justice with new court rules

Dubai: The DIFC Courts on Saturday published a revised body of rules governing court procedures, including significant changes regarding document production and Pro Bono litigants.

The Rules of the DIFC Court (RDC) help the Courts are regularly assessed and benchmarked against the world’s leading jurisdictions. The 2014 edition of the RDC, which has been published following a two-month period of consultation with the UAE legal community, includes two notable amendments.

The rules regarding electronic document production (Part 28) have been revised in the light of the latest International Bar Association rules on disclosure. Amendments have also been made to the rules concerning Pro-Bono litigants (Part 38), whereby a panel may now decide, under certain circumstances, to grant a litigant a cost free trial.