New Dubai Courts initiative to slash case times from 305 to 30 days

The C3 court initiative will merge all three levels of litigation in the Dubai legal system
The C3 court project is one of 26 “Dubai 10X” developed by 24 government entities to improve government services and improve Dubai’s global standing.
By Bernd Debusmann Jr
Tue 01 May 2018 08:58 AM

A new initiative from the Dubai government will merge the emirate’s three courts and slash the time court cases take from 305 days to 30 days, Dubai Courts announced on Monday.

The ‘C3’ court initiative will mean that judges from all three courts – first instance, appeal and supreme court – can hear cases concurrently rather than consecutively. In the past, the courts each head whole trials and issued their own judgements on lengthy court, often taking almost a year from the time of filing or charge and a judgement.

“The courts project will merge the three levels of litigation into a single court consisting of three judges each representing a level of litigation,” said Tarash Eid Al Mansoori, director general of Dubai Courts. “

Al Mansoori added that the initiative will reduce the time of litigation, simplify the court process, help enforce judgements and slash costs by cutting legal proceedings down to a month.

“With the C3 project, Dubai Courts will be the first court in the world to consolidate the three levels of litigation into a single department to issue peremptory judgements that can be implemented immediately with modern and simplified procedures that will shorten the time of the lawsuit,” he added.

The C3 court project is one of 26 “Dubai 10X” developed by 24 government entities to improve government services and improve Dubai’s global standing.

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Last Updated: Tue 01 May 2018 09:09 AM GST

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