Expert Legal Assistance in Dubai

Representation in United Arab Emirates Legal System

Al Eadala Advocates and Legal Consultancy, reserves its right of representation and assistance of the parties, our barristers being one of the best in applying the legislature and following the procedure of the judicial system into the United Arab Emirates.

A party can represent and assist itself in court but it is not advisable to do so without the assistance of an experienced lawyer or legal counsel. 

If you are considering representing yourself in Court in the United Arab Emirates, it is important to be aware of the legal requirements and to seek professional advice from an experienced lawyer. A lawyer can explain your rights and options and as well can represent you in Court if necessary. 

In order to represent a party in court, an advocate must be duly authorised by way of a notarised power of attorney to appear before the courts on behalf of a party. The power of attorney is suggested to be bilingual, Arabic and English and must specify the authority that is being granted to the advocate in charge.

The registered general practice advocate can further on appear before any court in the United Arab Emirates on behalf of a client, being responsible for presenting the clients case to the court, pleading on their behalf and ensuring that their rights are fully protected. 

Representation into courts in the United Arab Emirates is regulated by the Federal Law No. 11 of 1992, as amended by Law No. 10 of 2014 concerning the Civil Procedural Law.

Commercial Disputes: Expert Resolution & Litigation

Commercial disputes are often contractually, and they arise when one party to an agreement infringes its terms and conditions. This could involve failing to make a payment, cheque bounced disputes, delivering goods or services that are not as agreed or otherwise just failing to accomplish its contractual obligations. 

Intellectual property disputes are also under the commercial law and it involves copyright infringement, trademark infringement or patent infringement. 

The disputes between shareholders arise when there is a disagreement between them and this could involve management decisions, distribution of profits but also the sale or termination of a judicial entity. 

When choosing a corporate lawyer, it is important to consider the specific needs of your business and to find a commercial attorney with the experience and right expertise to help you achieve your goals. 

Al Eadala Advocates & Legal Consultancy, it is an engaging team with years of experience in the field, devoted in first mediating the commercial disputes and further on proceeding with litigation and representation before authorities in the name of the client. 

Our firm has a strong track record in corporate law and we hold a wide experience in handling a wide range of corporate matters, including private equity, venture capital and corporate governance. 

Civil Disputes: Comprehensive Legal Support in UAE

The legal system in the United Arab Emirates is based on civil law. This means that the law is based on statutes and codes, rather than on case law. The courts in the United Arab Emirates are independent and impartial. 


The procedure applied in solving a civil dispute under the law of United Arab Emirates is as following: 

  1. Negotiation and Mediation, where the parties may try to resolve the disputes by exposing their expectations and further on concluding with an amicable solution. 
  2. Court proceedings, where the evidence will be studied by the judge, issuing a judgement that will have to be applied by the parties of the dispute. 
  3. Appeal, represents the chance of the unsatisfied party with the decision from the first instance court to ask the judgement to a higher court.
  4. Enforcement involves seizing of assets or garnishing wages. The judgement of the court must be enforced in being respected by the parties of the disputes. 

There are many types of civil disputes circumstantially but the most common ones in the United Arab Emirates are: contractual disputes, intellectual property infringements, construction disputes, individual shareholders disputes, employees and employers disputes, real estate disputes, family law matters, malpractice, personal injuries.

The general principles of civil law will apply to all these civil disputes and it include the right to a fair trial, the right to be heard and the right to due justice. 

Civil matters are particularly more complex and it requires a detailed study by our civil law attorneys, in order to apply the right procedure in making our clients understand and know their legal rights and which will be the best leadership in their clause.  

Criminal Disputes: Trusted Criminal Defense in Dubai

The criminal law in the United Arab Emirates is based on a combination of Islamic law (Sharia) and civil law. Criminal disputes are regulated upon the United Arab Emirates Federal Penal Code from 1987, which defines a large range of crimes, murders, theft, fraud but not at last drug usage and trafficking.

The criminal justice system is based on the principle of the presumption of innocence ‘a person is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt’.

Punishments are necessary to deter crime and to protect the population, therefore at an international level study, the criminal offenses punishments are more severe than in other countries.

If you are arrested in the United Arab Emirates, you should immediately engage for legal representation by offering the empowerment of a lawyer to represent you in front of the courts. 

Even if there exists the possibility to plead for yourself, the lack of knowing the legal procedure might produce errors and confusions and this might lead to a possible wrong judgement. 

Under these disputes it is necessary the legal consultancy of a criminal attorney that can explain the rights but also the chances of losing or gaining the trial.  

Contact Us for:

  • Theft & Fraud Defense
  • Drug Offenses Representation