REPRESENTATION IN THE COURTS
Despite deep commitment to the principles of Islam, UAE is still a civil state and its judicial system is based on the Civil Law.
The system of courts of Dubai includes a Court of First Instance, a Court of Appeal and a Court of Cassation. Also, there is a Court of arbitration. When filing a claim to the court, all the documents must be translated into Arabic; accordingly, all the hearings are held only in Arabic.
But hearings of arbitration can be held in English; accordingly, you can submit all the documents in English too. However, there are a few things that are not described in the Civil Code, and therefore decision-making on such issues is held with the principles of Sharia. They are inheritance, divorce and custody of minors.
A court trial is not a pleasant process in your own country, and abroad it is even more uncomfortable. Before we go to court, we try to offer our client to use all possible and available methods for the peaceful regulation of the conflict. But if your decision is still the court hearings, the best decision in this situation is to trust those who have experience in this area.
Unfortunately, only UAE citizens have the right to represent a client in the UAE courts.
However, cooperation of English and Arabic speaking lawyers and translators will help you to achieve the best possible result in the process.
We are working together with the competent lawyers who have proved their skills by numerous wins in the courts.
To begin with we will do a proper preparation work on the case, collect all documents and give a preliminary opinion on the prospects of the case. After the documents are translated into Arabic, we sent the matter to the court.
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