The Rules of the DIFC Court ("RDC") appear to be based on our Civil Procedure Rules ("CPR"). They share, for example, the same overriding objective and terminology. For instance, claims are brought by claimants and not by plaintiffs.
On 20 April 2011 proposed a number of amendments to the RDC following extensive discussions with the Rules Sub-Committee of the Court Users Committee. Details of the proposed rule changes can be viewed here. Many of these proposed changes will facilitate electronic filing of court documents.
The consultation ends on 23 May 2011. Responses should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org