Dubai: The Dubai International Financial Centre Judicial Authority announced on Thursday that it has appointed Mark Beer as the Registrar of the DIFC Courts and Amna Al Owais as Deputy Registrar.
These appointments enhance the senior team at the DIFC Courts, which is now fully equipped to handle all civil and commercial disputes relating to their jurisdiction.
As Registrar, Beer will be the senior administrative officer of the Judicial Authority of the DIFC and he will be responsible for the overall administration and management of the DIFC Courts.
He will also have various judicial functions such as handling urgent applications and ensuring the delivery of efficient justice by actively managing the progress of cases.
Ms. Al Owais' responsibilities include the operational management of the daily functions of the DIFC Courts, providing administrative and logistical support to the Registrar, Chief Justice, Judges and Judicial Officers of DIFC Courts.
She is already the Registrar of the Small Claims Tribunal (SCT), which specializes in claims of less than Dh100.000 and issues its decisions in less than two weeks.
Established under laws enacted by the late Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in December 2004, the DIFC Courts constitute an independent judicial system created to adjudicate cases arising within, or in relation to, the DIFC.