Centre for Amicable Settlement of Disputes settles 1,559 cases

Centre for Amicable Settlement of Disputes settles 1,559 cases

Dubai - There has been an increase of 84 per cent over 2014


Published: Tue 2 Feb 2016, 4:03 PM

Last updated: Tue 2 Feb 2016, 6:07 PM

In line with the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on taking prompt action on legal cases and as part of Dubai Courts efforts to find alternative options to the litigation process,
The Centre for Amicable Settlement of Disputes of Dubai Courts succeeded in settling 1,559 cases in 2015, an increase of 86 percent over 2014.
Tarish Eid Al Mansouri, Director-General of Dubai Courts, said that Dubai aims to simplify litigation by resolving disputes amicably, and added that the increase in numbers this year reflects litigants' desire to solve their disputes in friendly and mutually satisfying ways.
Al Mansouri also said that the Centre for Amicable Settlement of Disputes reinforces its role every year in accelerating the litigation process by providing alternative ways to solve civil, real estate and business disputes.
The centre's role is not limited to friendly and quick settlements, but also contributes to maintaining the economic and social well-being of the society.
"Dubai Courts is committed to accelerate its procedures in various sectors," says Al Mansouri. "Dubai Courts has developed the centre to save effort, time and costs for the parties involved in conflicts through compromised formula."
Upon reaching a settlement, 50 percent of the registration fee is refunded, to encourage parties to accept the conciliation if the case was registered before 1st September 2015. As for the ones after, half the fees are required for payment when registering, and the other half should be paid in case of referral to the court, to encourage disputing parties to reach to a settlement at the centre itself.

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