United Arab Emirates Legal Articles

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Arresting Individuals in UAE

  August 7, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
A thorough study demonstrates that in the criminal procedure law, the arrest might take place mainly in three potential scenarios.
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Arrest Order Issued by the Public Prosecution in UAE

  August 2, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
Regardless of whether the Public Prosecution received the arrest order of the accused or not, the law gives them the right to issue their own...

Your Guide in Family Cases in UAE

  July 20, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
The first stage of the legal process for divorce is the Family Guidance committee. In family matters, the local courts cannot be approached...

Pretrial Imprisonment Order in UAE

  July 12, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
The Public Prosecution, ordinarily, has a discretionary power to issue the pretrial imprisonment order unless there is a special case described...

Appeals of Family Hearings in UAE

  July 10, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
Once witnesses have given statements during the Family Court processes there is an opportunity for each of the parties to respond to the...

Seeking Legal Advice in Advance of a Family Dispute Settlement in UAE

  July 5, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
It is often the most agreeable solution to all parties to settle family disputes outside of the courts; it makes things quicker, cheaper and...

Permitted Witnesses in the Family Court in UAE

  June 27, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
The vast majority of family court cases will have recourse to witness testimony, which can be very determinative to the outcome of the case.

Processes of the Family Court in UAE

  June 19, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
The court system can be very overwhelming for anyone not accustomed to it – particularly when it comes to the family court when disputes are...

Three Priorities for Women Seeking a Divorce in UAE

  June 5, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
Divorce proceedings can take an emotional toll on all parties. In our experience, it helps to have clarity of what is important in the divorce...

Overview of the New Taxation Regime to Be Implemented in the UAE

It has been estimated that the introduction of a value-added tax (VAT) in the UAE will generate Dh12 billion of additional revenues.

Child Custody in the UAE: A Case Study

Several child custody laws exist in the UAE, but they are subject to a strong power of discretion that is granted to the judge in family court...

Undertaking a Case Through the Family Court in UAE

The family court process is one that has several layers and is ultimately geared towards resolving family disputes in a way that keeps families...

When and How to Use a Power of Attorney in UAE

What is a power of attorney? A power of attorney is a legal, notarised letter that confers authority from one person or company unto another...

Bail Procedure in UAE

Bail procedure is usually amongst the chief concerns of clients. They want their lawyer to get their family members or friends released on bail...

Guide to Punishment of Crimes of Theft in UAE

Because theft is such a broad brush crime, the penalties that an accused person is likely to receive depend greatly on circumstance. Here are...

Summary of Theft in the UAE

The main principles of the crime of theft in the UAE are governed by Federal Law No. 3. There are some key facets of the law that must be...

Bail Procedure in UAE

Bail procedure is usually amongst the chief concerns of [criminal law firm] clients. They want their lawyer to get their family members or...

Can Victims Claim Compensation in UAE?

Many people often feel offended when they are charged with a Criminal case, such as for financial crimes, physical violence, cyber crimes and so...

Factors That Will Be Considered in Extradition Requests in UAE

The UAE is home to a great number of foreign citizens and thus has set out extensive laws relating to when it will and will not process...

Witness Hearing Before the Criminal Courts in UAE

The witnesses have to be invited to attend the hearing on the basis of a request from one of the parties. After the approval of the court. The...

How Extradition Cases Proceed in the UAE

When an extradition order is made for someone residing in the UAE, there are certain procedures that are followed. If the case has gone to...

The Law on Drugs in the UAE

The UAE is a Muslim country and illicit drugs are strictly forbidden. Drug offences are severely punished including by imprisonment and...

Personal Injury Claims from Road Accidents in UAE

If you have the misfortune of being involved in a road accident you may suffer from any number of injury or harm, which encompasses physical or...

Explaining the Law around Fraud in the UAE

In 1987, the UAE government passed Penal Code Article No. 399 which governs the crime of fraud in the country. Below we outline the law and then...

Duties of Loan Repayment to Banks in UAE

Bank loans can be the stepping stone to a new life for many people, especially when it comes to home loans. However, the contract for such a...

Search Warrants in Drug Offences in UAE: A Recent Case

Recently, an important legal case [involved] the need for police to have a search warrant when they charge people with possession and use of...

Abduction of Children by Parents in the UAE

Abduction of children by one parent in an estranged marriage is becoming increasingly common in the UAE. More cases of international marriage...

The Crime of Bounced Cheques in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates law against bounced cheques is one that often surprises expatriates in the country as it criminalises the act of having...

Resolving Franchising Disputes

The reality: Honeymoon-Rough-Bold Despite all best efforts to maintain the “honeymoon” period, there will come time during the relationship...

Family Court Process in UAE

1. Statement of Claim The statement of Claim is drafted by the Claimant or the lawyer. The statement of claim has to be in writing and in the...

The Legal Do's and Don'ts of Property Purchase in UAE

The conventional wisdom about the UAE is that it was built on oil first and property second. The country's most populous city Dubai is a living...

Business Laws & Regulations in Dubai, UAE

With its stellar growth, Dubai has been known for alluring every business opportunists due its efficient licensing rules, infrastructure, and...

Rules of Succession in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

What law governs The main source of law in the UAE is Sharia in which all laws are formulated and based on. It is considered a public order.

Heirs According to Shariah Principles of Succession in UAE

Shariah lays down the relations that qualify as heirs following the death of an individual. The deceased's estate can only be transferred to...

Criminal Law about Finance in the UAE

Banks and financial institutions are a part of everyone’s life. The financial relationship between a person and his bank is government by...

A Safer and Happier Life for Children in the UAE

Highlight on the New UAE Child Protection Law “Wadeema Law”

What Women Need When They Decide to Get a Divorce in Dubai

Most women seeking divorce have 3 priorities: Divorce Certificate, Custody of the children and Maximum Financial support and settlement.

UAE: Should an Arbitrator Sign on All Pages of the Arbitration Award?

Under normal circumstances the general rule is that an arbitration award shall be valid only if signed on all pages by the arbitrator. However...

Arbitration: Annulment Covers Everything in UAE

In case of annulment of contract containing an arbitration clause the annulment shall extend to all clauses of the contract including the...

Judgment in UAE Maritime Arbitration Matter

Even if a Bill of Lading does not expressly contain an arbitration clause it might refer disputes to arbitration through the charter-party which...

UAE Arbitration: The Right To Waive

The waiver of a right to refer a dispute to arbitration could be express or implied. However such a waiver has to be clear and unambiguous so as...

Arbitration: A Challenging Issue in the UAE

By force of law an Arbitrator(s) has to suspend the arbitration proceedings with immediate effect if a party to an arbitration process...

The Law of Arrest in UAE Shipping Matters

Home to one of the biggest ports in the world, the UAE is an integral shipping hub in the global trading ecosystem. While shipping law can be a...

UAE - Which Assets Can Be Taken Through Arrest?

Except in specific circumstances, an arrest may be made of not only the vessel to which the claim relates but any other vessel owned by the...

Arbitration - Does Signed Mean Sealed in UAE

Article 215 and 217 of the Civil Procedures Law of the UAE states that a person does not have the right to enter into an arbitration agreement...

Annulment of Award Possible if Procedures in Arbitration Contract or Terms of Reference Are Not Followed in UAE

A party to an arbitration contract has the right to request an annulment of an arbitration award if the arbitrator did not follow the procedures...

Annulment of Award Possible of an Arbitration Agreement in Dubai

It is possible to request annulment of arbitration award if it was based on invalid terms of reference or an agreement which has expired by time...

Dubai Court of Appeal Ratifies an Arbitral Award

Motei & Associates was instructed by the Respondent in recent legal proceedings between two parties (details for which must remain confidential)...

What is HEBA in the UAE?

In general, Heba is an unconditional transfer of property made immediately and without exchange or consideration by one person to another and...

Inheritance Rules for Non-Muslims in the UAE

Although Article 17/1 of the Civil Code of the UAE provides that it is the law of the deceased that shall govern the inheritance at the time of...



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