conjunction with the Academy of Law, the DIFC Law Reports 2017 is the second latest edition of the
DIFC Courts official law reports in bound form. The cases included within it have been specially selected for
their particular significance and legal importance with the help of Natasha
Bakirci, Senior Assistant Registrar: DIFC
Courts, David Gallo, Director Academy of Law and Jacques Visser, DIFC Chief
In each the law report includes a case summary written
by an All England Law Report trained Court Reporter.
As a result of changes to the DIFC Courts’ jurisdiction
in 2011, parties from anywhere in the world, regardless of whether they have
any ostensible connection to the DIFC, are able to opt-in to the DIFC Courts’ jurisdiction
in the context of civil and commercial matters. This has led to a significant
increase in the numbers of cases being heard in these courts and there has also
been a rise in the average value of cases from 24.2 million US dollars in 2015
to 28.5 million US dollars in 2016.
heard in 2017, have helped to further define the
parameters of the DIFC Courts’ jurisdiction and explain the practical
effects of Article 18 of the DIFC Employment Law. There have also been
interesting developments in cases involving services by lawyers and the
potential duty to potential tenants.