• Chapter 12: Chapter 12: Miscellaneous

    • 183. Reimbursement of additional costs resulting from death or incapacity of presiding Judge etc.

      (1) Where —
      (a) the Judge, or (as the case may be) any of the Judges, presiding at any proceedings to which this section applies becomes temporarily or permanently incapacitated from presiding at the proceedings, or dies, at any time prior to the conclusion of the proceedings; and
      (b) any party represented at the proceedings incurs any additional costs in consequence of the Judge's incapacity or death,
      the Registrar may, if he thinks fit, reimburse that party in respect of any such additional costs, or in respect of such part thereof as it may determine; but the amount of any such reimbursement shall not exceed such sum as the Chief Justice may by order prescribe for the purposes of this section.
      (2) This section applies to proceedings in any Court and, in the case of interlocutory proceedings, applies separately to any such proceedings and to any other proceedings in the cause or matter in question.
      (3) For the purposes of this section the amount of any additional costs incurred by any person as mentioned in subsection (1)(b) shall be such amount as may be agreed between the Registrar and that person or, in default of agreement, as may be ascertained by taxation.
      (4) Where any proceedings to which this section applies —
      (a) are due to be begun before a Judge at a particular time; but
      (b) are not begun at that time by reason of the Judge becoming temporarily or permanently incapacitated from presiding at the proceedings or by reason of his death,
      subsection (1) shall have effect in relation to the incapacity or death of the Judge as it has effect in relation to any such incapacity or death of a presiding Judge as is mentioned in subsection (1)(a), but as if any reference to any party represented at the proceedings were a reference to any party who would have been so represented but for the Judge's incapacity or death.
      (5) In this section "Judge" in relation to any proceedings, includes —
      (a) any person acting in a judicial capacity in the proceedings; or
      (b) a person assisting at the proceedings as an assessor or an adviser appointed by virtue of section 108(1),
      and, in relation to any such person as is mentioned in paragraph (b), any reference to presiding at any proceedings shall be construed as including a reference to assisting at the proceedings.
      (6) Any sums required by the Registrar for making payments under this section shall be paid out of money provided by the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
      (7) In this section "taxation" means the process whereby the Court assesses the amount of costs recoverable in a claim.

    • 184. Fees

      (1) The Chief Justice may by rules prescribe fees payable in respect of anything dealt with by the Courts.
      (2) Rules made under this section may, in particular, contain provision about —
      (a) scales or rates of fees;
      (b) exemptions from fees;
      (c) deferral of payment of fees;
      (d) full or part remission of fees.
      (3) When including any provision in rules made under this section, the Chief Justice must have regard to the principle that access to the Courts must not be denied.
      (4) Court fees are recoverable summarily as a civil debt.
      (5) The Chief Justice must take such steps as are reasonably practicable to bring information about Court fees to the attention of persons likely to have to pay them.
      (6) "Court fees" means fees prescribed in rules made under this section.
      Amended on April 19, 2017

    • 185. Annual Report

      (1) As soon as practicable after each financial year, the Registrar must prepare a report about the business of the Courts during that year and give a copy of that report to —
      (a) the Chief Justice; and
      (b) the Board.
      (2) Each of the following is a "financial year" for the purposes of this section —
      (a) the period which begins with the date on which this section comes into force and ends with the following 31 December;
      (b) each successive period of 12 months.