WPR Rules (4 Accredited CLPD Points)
- Explain the structure and the main tenets of the DIFC Wills and Probate Programme, namely the roles of the Wills Service and the non-Muslim Wills Registry at the DIFC Courts (“the Registry”), application of the WPR Rules to a DIFC Will, the probate process and claims.
- Perform the entire process of DIFC Will registration, estate planning and probate work within the framework given by the legal basis, namely the rights, duties and obligations of users of the Wills Service and their legal advisors.
- Explain the general mandate and powers of the Wills Service, the Registry and the DIFC Courts.
- Describe the overall structure of the WPR Rules and explain how they integrate into the wider UAE laws.
- Describe Part 55 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts (in relation to Probate proceedings in the DIFC Courts) and explain how it works in conjunction with the WPR Rules.
- Implement the WPR Rules in advising clients on their Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah estate planning in relation to DIFC Wills and the subsequent probate process.
MIHAELA CORNELIA MOLDOVEANU
Associate Director– DRA Projects
Mihaela’s academic record combines economics, law and policy, within a Master’s study in Public Policy and Human Development at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (The Netherlands). Her interdisciplinary background and BA in European Studies has been geared to prepare her for advisory work in legal and administrative reforms.
She brings 11 years of work experience, amongst which are previous appointments at the European Parliament and the United Nations. With fluency in six European languages, she has applied her skills in a variety of management and consultancy positions, overseeing projects in Europe, the United States and Central Asia.
Most recently based in Kabul for 4 years, she completed the New Competition Law for Afghanistan, contributed to the National Trade Policy and helped design the first Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre for Commercial Disputes in Afghanistan. With her solid understanding of strategy and setting up new structures, she had been appointed in 2014 as Project Manager at the DIFC Courts, to oversee a novel development, namely the design and launch of the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry. She was heavily involved and mainly responsible for the drafting of the WPR Rules during the period of a year, along with specialist legal practitioners abroad and with the support of the legal community in Dubai.
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