Family Dispute Resolution Mediation .pdf
Original filename: Family Dispute Resolution Mediation.pdf
Author: Beyond Limits
This PDF 1.5 document has been generated by Microsoft® Word 2016 / www.ilovepdf.com, and has been sent on pdf-archive.com on 12/09/2017 at 12:24, from IP address 86.98.x.x.
The current document download page has been viewed 130 times.
File size: 471 KB (2 pages).
Privacy: public file
Download original PDF file
Family Dispute Resolution Mediation Collaborative
Law and Arbitration
Legal Articles: UAE Family Law
By Mr. Hassan Elhais - Legal Consultant in Dubai
Briefly summarize the non-court based processes available in your jurisdiction and the current
status of agreements reached under the auspices of mediation, collaborative law and
In relation to Family law, the only use of mediation is through the Family Guidance Committee,
the commencement of most family cases must be referred here. The committee is made up of a
number of counselors with mediation/ counseling training. They are not legally trained. Their
job is to assist the parties to either reconcile or amicably resolve the issue(s) in dispute. Notice
is given to the parties to attend the meeting, the counselor can ask for a number of meetings to
give the parties time to seek legal advice, or reconsider any proposed settlement. Any
agreement reached within the Family Guidance Committee meetings can be drafted in to
documentary form, and signed by both parties before a judge. The resulting judgment is legally
binding on the parties and can be enforced as required through the courts.
In the event that one party refuses to attend the Family Guidance Committee, or the counselor
determines that an agreement cannot be reached, a ‘no objection letter’ is issued to enable the
parties to progress court proceedings.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Hassan Elhais
After qualifying as a lawyer in his native Egypt and years of successful practice within the field
of criminal and public law, Mr. Elhais moved to Dubai in 2005 and has been practicing as a legal
consultant in Dubai since then. Working exclusively with Al Rowaad Advocates, Hassan is an
effective leader of the company, the spokesperson and driving force. Hassan has a strong
ethical stance with regards to the place of the law firm and its work on behalf of the client,
from clarity on the legal process through to the fee system.
Specializing in the drafting of all statement of claim, memos and consultation with regards to all
kind of litigation, Hassan has worked his way through the ranks of Al Rowaad Advocates from
joining as Legal Advisor to his current role as Managing Partner. Member of Egypt Bar
Association; Member of International Bar Association; and Recommended Lawyer of Embassy
of United States in Abu Dhabi.
Copyright Hassan Elhais
For more information about Hassan Elhais – Legal Consultant in Dubai