Do all DIFC cases go to arbitration?
Cases in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) may go to arbitration, but it depends on the agreement between the parties involved. Arbitration is a common method for resolving disputes in international business contracts.
How can we determine jurisdiction within the country?
Jurisdiction is typically determined based on factors such as the location of the parties, the subject matter of the dispute, and the governing law specified in contracts. Legal advice is recommended to determine jurisdiction accurately.
Can I choose my jurisdiction?
In some cases, parties may agree to a specific jurisdiction in their contracts. However, the choice of jurisdiction may be subject to legal limitations, and it's essential to consult with a lawyer.
What should I provide when meeting a lawyer?
Relevant documents, contracts, and any information related to your case are essential. Be prepared to discuss the details of your situation openly.
Will my legal matter be kept confidential?
Yes, we ensure that communications between you and your lawyer are confidential.
Who will be responsible for my case?
Your case will be handled by the relevant lawyer with expertise in your case. They will provide guidance and represent your interests.
What are my responsibilities as a client?
Cooperation, providing accurate information, and following legal advice are important responsibilities. We can guide you on specific requirements.
How will I be billed?
Legal fees can be billed in various ways, such as hourly rates, flat fees, or contingency fees, depending on the nature of the legal services.
Difference between "Fees" and "Costs"?
Legal fees are the charges for our time and expertise, while costs include expenses incurred during the legal process, such as filing fees and court costs.
Will I be kept updated about my case?
Yes, we will provide regular updates on the progress of your case.
Difference between Civil & Criminal Cases?
Civil cases involve disputes between individuals or entities, seeking remedies such as compensation. Criminal cases involve the prosecution of individuals by the state for violations of criminal law.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution where a neutral third party (mediator) helps parties reach a voluntary and mutually acceptable agreement.
What is an Appeal?
An appeal is a legal process where a higher court reviews a first-instance court's decision to determine if legal errors were made. It seeks to correct or modify the lower court's judgment.
Difference between Arbitration and Litigation?
Arbitration is a private process where parties submit their dispute to a neutral third party for a binding decision.
Litigation is a court-based process where disputes are resolved through a trial and judgment.