His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Law No. (7) of 2020, which partially amends Law No. (21) of 2015 on judicial fees in Dubai courts, a statement issued on Monday said.
According to Article (7) of the new law, 50 per cent of applicable court fees should be paid on registering a dispute with the Centre for Amicable Settlement of Disputes.
The remainder is due when the case is referred to the competent court in the event of no settlement. The 50 per cent fees will be refunded if the dispute is settled under the mediation of the Centre for Amicable Settlement of Disputes.
The amended law obligates those who appeal against penal action, other than public prosecutors, to pay a Dh500 non-refundable deposit for misdemeanours and a Dh200 non-refundable deposit for any contravention committed at the Court’s treasury.
The new law will be published in the Official Gazette and considered valid from the date of publication.