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Civil Law

All Aspects Of Civil Law

Civil law controls the everyday life of people and organizations. Sara Ibrahim Advocates & Legal Consultants spends significant time in all parts of civil law including – however not constrained to – remuneration & breach of contract.


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Daily life of Individuals and Businesses

The UAE Civil Legal System concerns with the civil rights and legal dealings between private individuals and will also include within its scope the disputes between private individuals and organizations. The core principles of the UAE civil code is based on the Sharia law, however, there are many principles incorporated that have been inspired from the French and the Roman legal systems. UAE Civil code governs all civilians who are either staying permanently or temporarily in the UAE irrespective whether they are citizens of the or expats.

Know more about civil cases in the UAE

The civil law in the UAE comprises amongst others different types of claims such as commercial, personal status of family matters and real estate matters. Commercial cases are usually pertaining to breach of contract in UAE.

When filing a civil case in UAE the keys points that are to be considered are as follows:

  • If the case is concerning a contractual dispute subject to the company law UAE then the copy of the contract is to be attached.
  • All the supporting documents that are being submitted to the court should be translated into Arabic from the authorized translation centers.
  • It is important to note that for certain types of civil cases, especially relating to personal status matters the Sharia Law in UAE might be applicable.
  • It is important to note that, certain claims can have both a civil and criminal action to it, for example civil case for cheque bounce in Dubai. In such cases both the civil and criminal cases can be registered simultaneously and will proceed parallelly before the respective forums.
  • The Federal Law No. (11) of 1992 concerning issuance of the civil procedures code commonly referred to as the “civil procedure code UAE”.
  • A civil claim is to be filed at the relevant court which in most cases is the First Instance court of the relevant emirate where the defendant resides or works or if relating to real estate matters where the property is situated. 
  • If claim which is rejected by the First instance court, if for instance in the emirate of Dubai, then within a specified time limit of 30 days the Dubai court appeal process should be instituted otherwise the request becomes time-barred. Similarly, if a favorable judgment has been obtained in the Emirate of Dubai, then the next step that lies is to enforce the judgment through the Dubai court execution procedure.

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Dubai’s courts comprise of:
Court of First Instance
Court of Appeal
Court of Cassation

Each of these courts have separate circuits of Civil Courts. The Civil Court in UAE hears all claims ranging from commercial matters to maritime disputes.

Our team of best civil lawyers in Dubai ensure confidentiality of each legal matter. Get expert legal advice and legal services in Dubai by the best civil law firm in the UAE.

Our Civil lawyers can help in a variety of matters such as:
Corporate & commercial
Property & Real Estate
Intellectual property
Breach of Contract