The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department discuss opportunities to develop its Legal Services in Government Rental Claims, with the Rental Disputes Center
The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department (The Department) held a meeting with the Rental Disputes Center (RDC) during which they discussed ways to strengthen cooperation and expedite litigation proceedings in government rental claims in which government entities are represented by the Department. The total number of these claims received by the Department, during the period from January 2018 to the second quarter of 2019, reached nearly 38%.
The Department's delegation was received by His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of the Dubai Land Department, accompanied by Judge Abdul Qader Mohammed Musa, Head of RDC. The meeting was chaired by the Department's Legal Counsel Salah Jassim Bin Kalban, Director of Government Disputes and Claims Directorate, and attended by Judge Khalil Mustafa Mohammed, Judge Ahmed Mohammed Idriss and a number of heads of directorates from the RDC. During the meeting, much discussion centered around suggestions such as the development of common electronic systems to register claims online and the use of the smart "Payment Orders" service launched by RDC. These initiatives will further contribute to facilitating and expediting work processes in the rental dispute judicial system.
Bin Kalban highlighted the Department's desire to maintain ongoing contact with its strategic partners to improve the quality of its legal services and achieve the highest standards of excellence in legal work, in line with the requirements of the rapid rise in investment seen in this sector in the Emirate of Dubai. This is commensurate with one of the Department's duties: to represent Government in claims and disputes before competent judicial authorities.
Bin Kalban also pointed out that expediting litigation proceedings in rental disputes and moderating expenses are both important strategic priorities of the Department.