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Finding a lawyer or getting legal advice in Dubai

​The full spectrum of regional and international law firms operate in Dubai, providing services of various kinds. From business, real estate, corporate, trademark/patent lawyers to immigration, criminal and family lawyers, Dubai’s comprehensive legal system caters to the varying needs of the citizens. It should also be noted that since Dubai courts conduct themselves in the Arabic language, legal representation not only requires legal advocates who are properly licensed to appear before the courts, but also requires that they are conversant in Arabic.

An accused person in a case involving a possible life sentence automatically gets a government appointed lawyer, while those facing prison terms of between three and fifteen years can ask for a court-appointed lawyer, if they cannot afford one. From 2012, the first public defender's office, which is a new service introduced by the Community Development Authority, will provide free legal representation for anyone accused of a criminal offence - if they cannot afford a lawyer by themselves.

The DIFC Courts are an independent common law judiciary based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) with jurisdiction over civil and commercial disputes in or relating to the DIFC. For disputes involving companies based in DIFC, litigants on modest incomes can apply to get pro-bono (free legal advice) from a fund set up by the DIFC Courts. You will need to download the initial form from the DIFC Court's website.
 
Dubai Police Legal Affairs Department also has a free online service called 'Your Legal Consultant' to receive legal advice online in English and Arabic. It may take upto 5 working days for a response depending on the query which range from simple to complex enquiries on criminal, administrative, traffic law or other miscellaneous enquiries.
 
 

 

Published Date : 01/07/2015Back

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