Sheikh Maktoum Establishes Special Court to Handle Inheritance Cases

 Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Dubai Judicial Council, has launched a special inheritance court within Dubai Courts dedicated to handling inheritance cases. The new court will enable cases and requests related to inheritance to be handled by a single judicial body within a specific time frame.

The inheritance court will be chaired by a Court of Cassation judge and its members will include a Court of Appeals judge and a Court of First Instance judge. Depending on the nature of a case, the special inheritance court will bring together judges with diverse specializations. The preparation time for cases heard by the court should not exceed 30 days from the date of the case being lodged, whereas the litigation process should not exceed 12 months, unless the judge chairing the court deems otherwise.