Dubai Courts Offers Fee Exemption for Senior Citizens and People of Determination

Simplifying judicial access and support for vulnerable groups

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Published on July 9, 2024, 13:42:42




Dubai Courts announced the launch of a service package aimed at simplifying judicial procedures for senior citizens and people of determination.

Under this initiative, senior citizens and people of determination who are unable to pay legal fees may be exempted from payment, or the payment may be postponed.

Other services include financial support and debt payment for litigants from these target groups. The new services can be accessed through the Dubai Courts' call centre, website, or service centres across the emirate.

Services Included

According to Mohammed Al Obaidli, Executive Director of the Claims Management Sector of Dubai Courts, the package involves the following services:

* Shore: Voluntary legal consultation services will be offered in cooperation with accredited law firms in Dubai.

* Sanad: Voluntary legal representation in cases will be provided in partnership with accredited law firms in Dubai.

* Litigants who are unable to pay legal fees will be assisted by either postponing or exempting fees.

* Aoun: Financially insolvent litigants who cannot pay expert costs for professional services in cases will receive support, in partnership with accredited service providers.

* Courts of Goodness: Financially insolvent individuals, against whom judicial rulings were issued by Dubai Courts, will be assisted in paying their debts.

* Al Adheed Services: Al Adheed Centres’ services will be provided free of charge to the targeted groups.

Additional services include:

* Priority service in service centres

* Priority call centre services

* Dedicated parking

* Rooms allocated for video calls

The initiative provides services that promote social justice and equality, and serves to enhance social integration. This package also reinforces Dubai Courts’ commitment to sustainable development and advances its contribution to the Dubai Social Agenda 33.

Dr Saif Ghanem Al Suwaidi, Director General of Dubai Courts, said: “Dubai Courts is keen to make it easier for senior citizens and people of determination to obtain judicial services. We place the highest priority on enhancing rapid and easy access to the services as part of our efforts to create a judicial environment characterised by transparency, efficiency and the efficient
delivery of justice.The service package is designed to support senior citizens and people of determination, whom we consider a blessing and our top priority.”

Al Obaidli stated: “The launch of this package reflects our firm commitment to providing exceptional and reliable judicial services. The initiative will help enhance social sustainability and cohesiveness and foster a judicial environment marked by equality and social justice.

By facilitating and streamlining judicial procedures for senior citizens and people of determination, the service package will save time, effort, and costs while addressing their specific needs.”

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