The DIFC Courts recently signed a cooperation agreement with the Mohammed bin Rashid Foundation for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises, under which the two entities will provide members of the Foundation with information and support to encourage the use of the services provided by the DIFC Courts, including the Small Claims Court.
The court recorded a strong performance during the first six months of 2019, with a noticeable increase in the number of cases brought before it by 34% to 321 cases. In line with its growing popularity in the business community today, the total value of cases brought before it increased by 23% during the first half of 2019, from 30.6 million dirhams to 37.5 million dirhams. According to a new report released by the DIFC Courts in August 2019,
Nasser Al Nasser, judge and registrar of the Small Claims Court, explained: “Small and medium-sized companies can draw on the experiences of the DIFC Courts in resolving disputes amicably. They can also take advantage of the award-winning Small Claims Court services, which allow them to interact with a courtroom Online virtual from anywhere in the world, with the option to receive push notifications via instant messaging and social media channels, and SMEs can also solve their legal issues using their smartphones or laptops even while roaming. “