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Mandatory Activities

Choosing your learning Pathway

This year’s CLPD can be completely tailored to your preferences and interests. The mandatory requirements for CLPD Year 4 is still a minimum of 8 Mandatory points by completing 4 mandatory courses.

 

You are required to complete a minimum of one course from each of the pathways. These pathways are Ethics, Legal and Technical Skills. Your fourth course must then be selected from either Technical or Legal Skills to complete your mandatory requirement.

 

Ethics LegalTechnical Legal/Technical

 

This year the CLPD programme will be running all courses from previous years. If you have completed a course introduced in Year 1, 2 or 3 you will not be given CLPD points for repeating the same course, however you will receive points for attending a mandatory course from those years if you had not attended it previously.

 

Courses available in 2019:

Year Legal Skills Technical Skills Ethics
Courses introduced in Year 4
  • Case Review Series: Damages in Focus
  • Case Review Series: Legal Highlights on Foreign Direct Investment and Arbitration Law
  • Drafting to communicate
  • Legal words and meanings
  • Introduction to Legal Technology
  • Optimal decision-making
  • Mindsets for Innovation
  • Optimal Performance
  • Powerful Relationships for Lasting Success
  • Ethics and Governance
Courses introduced in Year 3
  • Competition and Commercial Agency
  • Contract Law Focus Session
  • E-Laws for Legal Practice
  • Introduction to Public Private Partnership in Dubai
  • Intellectual Property & Trademark Practice
 
  • Client Care and Conflict of Interests
Courses introduced in Year 2
  • A Commercial Companies Law Focus Session
  • Corporate Liability
  • Employment
  • Jurisdiction & Enforcement
  • Real Estate
  • Contract Termination
 
  • Know Your Client
  • Legal Consultant Accounts
Courses introduced in Year 1
  • Civil Transactions Law in context
  • Types of UAE Corporate Entities and Doing Business Under UAE Law
  • UAE Legal Framework
 
  • Code of Ethics

 

Legal Consultants – Mandatory Courses

  • Ethics and Governance (ARABIC LANGUAGE)

    This is a course focused on the ethical considerations of lawyers with respect to their law firms and clients. The course addresses general ethical issues, business ethics and the importance of ethics in implementing effective corporate governance within organisations. Effective Read More

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  • Ethics and Governance (ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

    This is a course focused on the ethical considerations of lawyers with respect to their law firms and clients. The course addresses general ethical issues, business ethics and the importance of ethics in implementing effective corporate governance within organisations. Effective Read More

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    Points2
  • Case Review Series: Legal Highlights on Foreign Direct Investment and Arbitration Law

    Practical guide on two key legislations introduced in 2018 and understanding- through an interactive session- their impact on our day-to-day practice. Course Location:

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    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre Mezzanine Level, Block C, Al Hudaiba Awards Building, at the corner of 2nd December Street and Jumeirah Beach Road in the Emirate of Dubai
  • Case Review Series: Damages in Focus

    Refresher on key concepts governing damages (in contracts) in the UAE followed by an analysis on the types of damages that may be recovered before the UAE courts through studying actual court judgements, ending with a compare and contrast with Read More

    CourseMandatory
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    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre Mezzanine Level, Block C, Al Hudaiba Awards Building, at the corner of 2nd December Street and Jumeirah Beach Road in the Emirate of Dubai
  • Legal Words and Meanings

    This course is aimed at junior and midlevel legal consultants and will help legal consultants: Understand some common pitfalls in legal drafting Be aware of the issues that can arise from some frequently used words and phrases in contracts – and whether Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre Mezzanine Level, Block C, Al Hudaiba Awards Building, at the corner of 2nd December Street and Jumeirah Beach Road in the Emirate of Dubai
  • Powerful Relationships for Lasting Success

    Emotionally Intelligent relationships produce higher performance, more innovation, a sense of wellbeing and greater financial results through the ability to influence and connect in meaningful ways. And they are just way more enjoyable to be in. Explore how to build intentional, Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre Mezzanine Level, Block C, Al Hudaiba Awards Building, at the corner of 2nd December Street and Jumeirah Beach Road in the Emirate of Dubai
  • Optimal Decisions for Optimal Impact

    Powerful decisions enhance your effectiveness. Emotionally Intelligent decision making blends both rational and emotional thinking to make the best informed, optimal choices. The benefits? More innovation, wellbeing and career success; more productive relationships and personal resilience. Learn the 7 expert decision Read More

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    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre Mezzanine Level, Block C, Al Hudaiba Awards Building, at the corner of 2nd December Street and Jumeirah Beach Road in the Emirate of Dubai
  • Mindsets for Innovation

    Our experiences create our view of the world. Recognizing patterns, leveraging motivation and navigating emotions determine how we view opportunity, and impact our ability to generate new ideas to meet them.  As the legal professions evolves, so must you.  Explore Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre Mezzanine Level, Block C, Al Hudaiba Awards Building, at the corner of 2nd December Street and Jumeirah Beach Road in the Emirate of Dubai
  • Optimal Performance

    Practicing the Emotional Intelligence skills of recognising patterns of behavior, and navigating through them, helps keep us balanced, vital and energized. We can achieve better, measurable and sustainable results – financial, relationships, influence and personal wellbeing, especially during times of Read More

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    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre Mezzanine Level, Block C, Al Hudaiba Awards Building, at the corner of 2nd December Street and Jumeirah Beach Road in the Emirate of Dubai
  • Introduction to Legal Technology

    This course will provide a basic overview of the different types of legal technology currently available worldwide including legal research platforms and document automation solutions. The first part of the course will provide tips on leveraging basic tools that are Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre Mezzanine Level, Block C, Al Hudaiba Awards Building, at the corner of 2nd December Street and Jumeirah Beach Road in the Emirate of Dubai
  • Drafting to Communicate (see Target Audience)

    Target Audience: -PQE of 0-5 years -All Legal Consultants who have English as a second language Impressions of your practice are built on how you communicate in writing with your clients and others. In this course, we cover the principles of clear and Read More

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    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre Mezzanine Level, Block C, Al Hudaiba Awards Building, at the corner of 2nd December Street and Jumeirah Beach Road in the Emirate of Dubai
  • Ethics – Client Care & Conflict of Interests (ARABIC LANGUAGE)

    As a part of the Ethics curriculum, this Client Care and Conflict of Interest online course has been designed to provide UAE lawyers with an introduction and understanding of the looking after your client and always acting in their best Read More

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    Points2
  • Ethics – Client Care & Conflict of Interests (ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

    As a part of the Ethics curriculum, this Client Care and Conflict of Interest online course has been designed to provide UAE lawyers with an introduction and understanding of the looking after your client and always acting in their best Read More

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    Points2
  • Intellectual Property and Trademark Practice

    In today's information-based economy, intellectual property rights, and Trademark rights have received more attention than ever before in the United Arab Emirates. The UAE has only very recently taken steps to ensure protection of trademarks, and there is a need Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre Mezzanine Level, Block C, Al Hudaiba Awards Building, at the corner of 2nd December Street and Jumeirah Beach Road in the Emirate of Dubai
  • E-Laws for Legal Practice

    As the business environment in which we work becomes increasingly "smart", in this session we will look at the wide range of laws in the UAE relating to the use of information technology. In particular, we will look at: • the legal Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre Mezzanine Level, Block C, Al Hudaiba Awards Building, at the corner of 2nd December Street and Jumeirah Beach Road in the Emirate of Dubai
  • Contract Law Focus Session – Working With International Agreements in a UAE Context

    A practical consolidation of key legal principles covered in the UAE Civil Law, Jurisdiction & Enforcement and Corporate Focus sessions, taking you through a case scenario where you will be required to advise on and tailor an international commercial contract Read More

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    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre Mezzanine Level, Block C, Al Hudaiba Awards Building, at the corner of 2nd December Street and Jumeirah Beach Road in the Emirate of Dubai
  • Introduction to Public Private Partnership in Dubai

    This course is designed as an introduction to PPP in general, and as it applies in Dubai. There is no set internationally recognised definition of PPP, but it is generally recognised as being a contractual relationship which brings together the public Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre Mezzanine Level, Block C, Al Hudaiba Awards Building, at the corner of 2nd December Street and Jumeirah Beach Road in the Emirate of Dubai
  • Competition and Commercial Agency

    In this session, we will: • study the key legal and commercial considerations of a specific type of commercial contracts i.e. commercial agencies, distribution and franchise arrangements; and • consider the provisions of the UAE Competition Law and related legislation, including its Read More

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    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre Mezzanine Level, Block C, Al Hudaiba Awards Building, at the corner of 2nd December Street and Jumeirah Beach Road in the Emirate of Dubai
  • Ethics – Know Your Client (ARABIC LANGUAGE)

    As a part of the Ethics curriculum, this Know Your Client online course has been designed to provide UAE lawyers with an introduction to anti-money laundering and terrorist financing for the purposes of helping you to create a robust client Read More

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    Points2
  • Ethics – Legal Consultant Accounts (ARABIC LANGUAGE)

    As a part of the Ethics curriculum, this Legal Consultants Accounts online course was developed to provide UAE lawyers with an overview of the key principles relating to legal consultant accounts. During the course of acting for a client, a lawyer Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • Ethics – Know Your Client (ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

    As a part of the Ethics curriculum, this Know Your Client online course has been designed to provide UAE lawyers with an introduction to anti-money laundering and terrorist financing for the purposes of helping you to create a robust client Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • Ethics – Legal Consultant Accounts (ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

    As a part of the Ethics curriculum, this Legal Consultants Accounts online course was developed to provide UAE lawyers with an overview of the key principles relating to legal consultant accounts. During the course of acting for a client, a lawyer Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • Corporate Liability

    [Please note that this course does not include a preparatory e-learning module.] The aim of the course is to review the concept of corporate liability as applied in the UAE. The course will look at: Underlying principles of corporate liability and the interface Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department, Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre (M), Al Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, Jumeirah Road, Al Hudaiba, Dubai, UAE.
  • Contract Termination

    The aim of this course is to understand how to lawfully terminate a contract in the UAE, how to design contractual termination clauses accordingly, and how to formulate potential termination-related claims. By the end of this course, you will have an Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department, Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre (M), Al Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, Jumeirah Road,Al Hudaiba, Dubai, UAE
  • Real Estate

    [Please note that this course does not include a preparatory e-learning module.] This interactive session provides an introduction to real estate in the UAE and Dubai. This introductory course is not designed for real estate practitioners with substantial UAE law experience. Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department, Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre (M), Al Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, Jumeirah Road,Al Hudaiba, Dubai, UAE
  • Employment

    The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the key principles of Employment law relating to: Employment “lifecycle” Consider the recruitment and immigration process Gain an understanding of the minimum statutory employment rights and obligations Gain an overview of the circumstances Read More

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    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department, Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre (M), Al Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, Jumeirah Road,Al Hudaiba, Dubai, UAE
  • Jurisdiction & Enforcement

    The aim of this workshop session is to consolidate the learning from the online two part course on jurisdiction and enforcement in the UAE, with a particular focus on the Emirate of Dubai, including the DIFC. Attendees should come prepared Read More

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    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department, Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre (M), Al Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, Jumeirah Road,Al Hudaiba, Dubai, UAE
  • Civil Transactions Law in context

    This is only for those who have outstanding Year 1 requirements. If you have completed your CLPD Year 1 requirements, please do not take this course as it will not be counted towards Year 2/3 CLPD mandatory requirements.   A curriculum on the Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department, Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre (M), Al Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, Jumeirah Road,Al Hudaiba, Dubai, UAE
  • UAE Legal Framework

    This is only for those who have outstanding Year 1 requirements. If you have completed your CLPD Year 1 requirements, please do not take this course as it will not be counted towards Year 2 CLPD mandatory requirements.   This Course aims at Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department, Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre (M), Al Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, Jumeirah Road,Al Hudaiba, Dubai, UAE
  • Code of Ethics

    This is only for those who have outstanding Year 1 requirements. If you have completed your CLPD Year 1 requirements, please do not take this course as it will not be counted towards Year 2 CLPD mandatory requirements.   The curriculum has been Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department, Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre (M), Al Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, Jumeirah Road,Al Hudaiba, Dubai, UAE
  • Types of UAE Corporate Entities and Doing Business under the UAE Law

    This is only for those who have outstanding Year 1 requirements. If you have completed your CLPD Year 1 requirements, please do not take this course as it will not be counted towards Year 2 CLPD mandatory requirements. This course provides a Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department, Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre (M), Al Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, Jumeirah Road,Al Hudaiba, Dubai, UAE
  • A Commercial Companies Law Focus Session

    [Please note that this course does not include a preparatory e-learning module.] This specialised session has been designed as a moderated discussion session to look in further detail at the changes brought about by Federal Law no. 2 of 2015 concerning Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationThe Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department, Dubai Legal Professional Development Centre (M), Al Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, Jumeirah Road,Al Hudaiba, Dubai, UAE

All courses below have been accredited by the Dubai Legal Affairs Department. To view and book the course you will need to visit the website for the respective provider. All further information and booking processes shall be available there.

Please note that selecting one of these courses satisfies the 2 point mandatory DIFC course requirement  for DIFC courts registered lawyers, which they must complete in addition to the by 8 mandatory points prescribed by the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department.

Mandatory DIFC Law Courses (with five topics to choose from)

a. Trust Law
b. Contracts Law and Implied Terms in Contracts and Unfair Terms Law
c. Strata Title Law
d. Real Property Law
e. Data Protection Law

Accredited CLPD Courses
a. DIFC Wills and Probate Programme