The Compliance Regulation came into force in 2011 and imposed a condition on lawyers to register with the legal department. The registration documents develop the details that mean that the applicant will acquire the license. The department provides the licence. The various emirates of the UAE have their own requirements for registration and licenses of lawyers. In addition to the fees, which depend on the jurisdiction, office and staffing needs, the license fee for the legal department is AED 3,000 and the registration fee as a legal advisor is AED 2,000. Registered lawyers and legal advisers may only be employed or work in law firms registered as lawyers or legal advisers to the Legal Department. 1. Valid passport;2. Valid Emirates ID card;3. CV;4. Certified proof of professional legal qualification OR legalized academic qualification in law and letters of legal experience issued by companies/institutions where legal experience has been acquired; and5.
Recent passport photo (in work clothes and on a white background at a reasonable distance) The main hub for legal services remains Dubai, where many international law firms have their regional headquarters and from where they serve the entire Gulf region, especially Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar. In order to establish a legal consulting or law firm in the UAE, approval from the legal department is a mandatory requirement for all jurisdictions in Dubai. The UAE Government approves the license only to applicants who can demonstrate their knowledge and expertise to advise on UAE laws and regulations. Has it made any commitments under the GATS in the area of legal services? The UAE has not included legal services in any of its bilateral trade agreements. Dubai`s regulations governing the legal profession concern two categories of lawyers: Do law firms need to obtain a „license” (or permission/approval) to practice law? Lawyers can provide the same services as legal advice and represent clients before Dubai courts, judicial authorities, security services and arbitration tribunals. This service is intended for the approval of registration as a legal advisor and the provision of legal services through a licensed advocacy or legal advisory firm in the Emirate of Dubai. Applicants must submit an application for registration as legal advisors through the Legal Profession System (LPS) portal. The LPS portal can be accessed via the following link, click on Only practising lawyers can provide legal services in the United Arab Emirates. For any questions regarding services related to legal advisors or legal consulting firms, please contact our Customer Service Center: H.H.
Rulers Court – Fourth Floor – Al Fahidi Road – Dubai – United Arab Emirates. P.C.: 446 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Number: +971 4 3533337 Can a foreign lawyer be admitted as a foreign lawyer and what is the scope of this limited admission? Foreign lawyers can practice local law, but only a citizen of Dubai can appear before a Dubai court. England and Wales take a liberal approach to market access for foreign lawyers and law firms, and London is a global hub for legal services. UAE lawyers are licensed to practice throughout the country, but under Article 4 of the federal law, each emirate can impose a condition that a lawyer must have an office there to practice in that emirate. Dubai requires law firms to obtain a license from the Department of Legal Affairs and complete the necessary formalities with the Department of Economic Development. Lawyers who wish to obtain a license to practice the courts or set up a law firm should contact the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority, which reviews the lawyer`s registration with the Ministry of Justice. A lawyer who is a national of one of the other countries of the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council may, under certain circumstances, be admitted to practise and appear before the courts of Dubai. Each lawyer must earn sixteen continuing legal professional education (CLPD) credentials, eight of which must come from mandatory CLPD activities and eight others (divided into a maximum of two groups of four) must come from approved professional development activities selected by legal counsel. The QLTS offers qualified foreign lawyers an early opportunity to be admitted as lawyers from England and Wales. The United Arab Emirates is also a member State of the World Trade Organization and has planned to commit to liberalizing its legal services sector under the General Agreement on Trade in Services.
According to Article 9(e) of the Ministry`s statutes, 236 non-UAE nationals in 2015 applying for a license from a legal consulting firm must demonstrate 10 consecutive years of legal experience and offer to provide unique legal services which, despite their importance, are not already provided by existing legal consulting firms or there is a demand for such a service in the Emirate of Dubai. The Legal Affairs Department of the Government of Dubai requires all legal advisors registered in the Emirate of Dubai to carry out continuing professional development activities in order to maintain a high standard in the industry and meet the changing needs of clients. Obtaining a visa is relatively easier for Australian/New Zealand lawyers than in the US or UK. All of our clients are extremely helpful during this process and help you every step of the way. Lawyers in Dubai can work in several legal forms. They can work as individual practitioners, in partnership or as part of civil society. The UAE is a recognised jurisdiction for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) and VaE lawyers can re-qualify as lawyers in England and Wales. A foreign lawyer can set up as a sole proprietor, but Abu Dhabi generally encourages large international companies to apply for licenses. There is no separate individual licensing requirement for foreigners working in law firms outside of the business licensing process, although as part of the business licensing process, the person who heads the office must be approved. Can foreign lawyers appear before the courts in all circumstances? Lawyers from other Arab countries may, in certain cases, participate in representation before the courts of the United Arab Emirates if they are employed in the office of an Emirati lawyer with an office in Abu Dhabi and provided that the mutual conditions apply in the lawyer`s home country.
Local lawyers (who are eligible to represent in court) must be UAE nationals, be 21 years old, hold a certificate from an accredited university or college, and have completed at least one year of practical legal training. Local lawyers (who are eligible to represent in court) must be UAE nationals, be 21 years old, hold a certificate from an accredited university or college, and have completed at least one year of continuing practical legal training. The UAE is a world-leading centre for the legal profession and a key market for UK law firms. Outside the UK and Hong Kong, it has the largest number of English and Welsh lawyers. When practicing in Dubai, Dubai lawyers are subject to the order and instructions of the Supreme Court. Complaints against lawyers and law firms can also be filed here at the Rule Court or Diwan. Just Dubai nationals are allowed to appear before Dubai courts, just like other Emirati lawyers. Dubai lawyers can also appear before other UAE courts, as mentioned above, but after receiving the licensee from another emirate. Foreign lawyers may be admitted as legal advisers and may practise any area of law outside of court appearance. Even if a foreign law firm does not need a legal license, does it need to register in any form to open an office? (e.g. with a Ministry of Corporate Affairs, etc.) Can a foreign lawyer be licensed and licensed as a foreign legal counsel, and what is the scope of this limited licensure? Does that give the right to exercise throughout the country? If the legal license only allows to practice at the sub-national level, please explain the jurisdictional limits The Dubai government has imposed a requirement if lawyers must obtain the license.
It has been under implementation since 2011. After obtaining a permit, a lawyer can provide the legal services without any problems or inconveniences. The UAE is not like a less developed country or a corrupt country where everything can be done without corruption. England and Wales take a liberal approach to market access for foreign lawyers and law firms, and London is a global hub for legal services. In the past, Arab lawyers living abroad were admitted to federal courts, but the general trend is now to limit this practice to qualified UAE nationals. The UAE has several „free zones”, including the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), which has its own rules of legal practice.