The Academy of Law is an accredited training provider by various statutory bodies, including the Dubai legal Affairs Department and the Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority. We offer Learning and Development activities for legal professionals from all backgrounds and levels, from experienced English language Common Law practitioners through to newly qualified lawyers and those currently operating in Arabic speaking civil system.
The Academy identified the legal needs of multinational corporations, and found that broad competencies were required for lawyers to deliver value. It devised a strategy for filling gaps in traditional legal education by focusing on cross-training students and lawyers in civil and common law systems, providing international and comparative law perspectives, expanding access to knowledge by offering Arabic and English language courses, and teaching practical skills and ethical principles to help lawyers develop the competencies required to best serve the legal needs of international clients.
The DIFC Wills and Probate Programme [June 25…
The Academy of Law in collaboration with the DIFC Wills Service Centre (the “Wills Service”) will be running a training programme which will enable practitioners to draft Wills in line with the WPR Rules. Successful completion of the course assessments will also entitle the practitioner to be included on the DIFC Wills Service Centre’s Register of Will Draftsmen provided that they also comply with all other requirements as set out by the relevant Practice Directions of the DIFC Wills Service Centre.
UAE Mock Trial [8.30AM-2PM]
In association with Lexis Nexis
The Academy of Law with Lexis Nexis and BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP will be hosting a Mock Trial for the benefit of the UAE legal community. With a focus on the UAE Court litigation process, this event will be the first of its kind to provide practical insight into every step of the trial process including preparation. This event is targeted at legal professionals that are not advocates but have an interest in the UAE Court process including corporate counsel and legal consultants within international law firms. Experts from BSA will provide tips and highlight the pitfalls to avoid during an interactive case study.
The DIFC Real Property Law [9AM-11AM]
The session has been developed following the completion of the commentary on the DIFC Real Property Law (DIFC Law No. 4/2007 as amended). The session is aimed at providing a high-level overview of the key sections of the DIFC Real Property Law, focusing on some of the commentary published, the practical application where possible, a review of any associated case law published and where relevant drawing on distinctions from the English law position.
Introduction to UAE VAT Law [9AM-11AM]
With the introduction of VAT in the UAE since 1 January 2018, the UAE joins a long list of countries that have since introduced this tax. This course will look at the broad outline of the GCC/UAE VAT, as compared to other VAT systems in the world. It will seek to explain the structure and legal framework, and in particular will consider what might be considered 'good' VAT compliance, exemptions under the VAT regime and what pitfalls to be mindful of.
RICS ACRE™ Facilitative and Evaluative…
RICS has built upon its traditional, facilitative mediation service to develop a new, robust and evaluative training programme – ACRE™ Mediation. Earn 4 Accredited CLPD points and 50 RICS CPD hours for completing the course. Robust mediation for the land, property and construction sectors.
The DIFC Will Drafting Programme [9AM-1PM]
The Academy of Law in collaboration with the DIFC Wills Service Centre (the “Wills Service”) will be running a training programme which will assist those paralegals, legal assistants and administration staff working with legal practitioners listed on the Wills Service Register of Will Draftsmen to draft DIFC Wills in line with the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry Rules (the “WPR Rules”) and understand the workings of the Wills Service and the registration of DIFC Wills at the Wills Registry for Non-Muslims at the DIFC Courts (the “Registry”).
Certificate in DIFC Courts Procedures…
This 3-day certificate programme has been specifically designed by the DIFC Academy of Law to meet the needs of today's Emirati and expatriate lawyers, legal advisers and consultants who are seeking to gain better understanding and developing their familiarity with the procedures of the DIFC courts.
The DIFC Data Protection Law [9AM-11AM]
The DIFC Law No. 1/2007 has been largely modelled on the privacy and data protection principles and guidelines which stem from the relevant EU directives that were in force at the time of the data Protection Law’s enactment (primarily EU Directive 95/46/EC), and EU Directives continue to be a model for general guidance to the Commissioner in the administration of the Data Protection Law. As a result, this law has been inspired in part by data protection legislation in the UK and EU and parts of it mirror specific provisions in these jurisdictions.
DIFC Trust Law [9AM - 11AM]
The DIFC Trust Law No. 11/2005 is according to Professor Tony Lee, University of Queensland, ‘an amazing law covering the modern law of trusts. One of its advantages results from the fact that there is no equity court in Dubai, so it was necessary for the DIFC to start from scratch. It has been written in marvelous English and is among, the best writing on trusts.’