Introduction to the DIFC Courts Wills Service

The DIFC Courts is independent, but complimentary to the UAE’s Arab language, civil law system, and located at the core of Dubai’s financial powerhouse. The DIFC Courts administers a unique common law, English language jurisdiction, which governs commercial and civil disputes, national, regionally, and worldwide.

In 2015, the DIFC Courts established an additional ancillary service in the form of the Wills Service, a joint initiative of the Government of Dubai and the DIFC Courts that gives non-Muslims investing and living in the UAE the option to pass on their assets and/or appoint guardians for their children, in accordance with the instructions in their Will. Until we launched this service, without a recognised and enforceable Will, a person’s assets would be divided according to the UAE’s sharia-based law, whether or not they are Muslim.

Objectives:

  • Overview of the Wills Service (WS)
  • Awareness of the terms of use
  • Awareness of advantages of use and the types of wills available

Speaker:

Ayesha Bin Kalban

Assistant Registrar & Deputy Small Claims Tribunal Registrar – DIFC Courts

Ayesha joined the DIFC Courts in the role of case progression officer in March 2015 and was promoted to the role of Assistant Registrar in 2018. In 2019, she was appointed as the Deputy Registrar of the Small Claims Tribunal.

She currently oversees the progression of claims filed before the Small Claims Tribunal where she also sits as a judge and mediator. She also hears applications in the Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal and the Enforcement Department. In addition to the above, Ayesha also handles the management of the Wills Registry and Probate matters filed before the Courts.

Ayesha holds a bachelor’s degree in Law and Political Science from University of Saint Joseph Dubai and studied there on a scholarship from the Edad leadership program. She is also qualified to appear before the local and federal courts in the UAE.

Event Details

Dates 18 November 2020
Times https://www.dbwc.ae/event/detail_page/1192 – 4pm
Venue Online
City Anywhere in UAE
Prices Free Event
Website https://www.dbwc.ae/event/detail_page/1192