On September 10th 2015, The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs department has issued four amended bylaws concerning the registration of Advocates and Legal Consultants and the licensing of the Advocacy and Legal Consultancy Firms. The bylaws take effect from November 1st 2015.

The Advocates and Legal Consultant's registration bylaws will regulate the requirements and procedures for registration, renewal of registration, re-registration and transfer between categories of the roll. The advocacy and legal consultancy firms' bylaws shall regulate legal forms of firms and the requirements for licensing and renewal. The bylaws set out the obligations that firms and their managing partners, in addition to the process for temporary and permanent cessation of legal services. The bylaws shall collectively also regulate the grievance procedure regarding decisions issued by the Department in this regard.

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