British Lawyers Against Promoting Dubai as Center for Arbitration
Feb 23, 2017 12:45 AM EST
The UK lawyers seem to be totally against promoting Dubai as Center for Arbitration, as they believe that it is not right until the Gulf Emirates can address their judicial failings. A seminar will be held next month by the Dubai International Arbitration Center and the British Irish Commercial Bar Association, to discuss and promote the United Arab Emirates as venue for dispute declaration.
The seminar will include suggestions for further development of the UAE's position as a "world center in arbitration." It will discuss its strength and future and is said to be held at the University of Dubai, according to Law Gazette.
However, the UK-based solicitors and barristers believe that the jurisdiction's judicial system has a record of legal abuse, corruption, human rights violation and denial of access to justice. These records are said to be proven and based on these terms the High Court in England and Whales has ruled against the extradition to the UAE.
A British based legal organization specializing in UAE criminal and civil justice has also been detained in Dubai. They feel that the seminar will be just propaganda that Dubai has an equivalent competent justice system.
One of the Barristers, Ben Cooper stated that on his experience and knowledge he will not recommend promoting Dubai as a center for arbitration this time. He feels that the UAE needs to address their judicial failings to be considered as a possible legal jurisdiction of choice. On the other hand the UAE is believed to be ranked first in the Arab world and among top 25 countries for the efficiency of its judicial system in 2017, as per the Gulf News.
It seems that numbers prove the UAE possesses a secure and fair judicial system, which is capable of addressing lawsuits in a record time and at a suitable cost.