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  • 08/09/2021

    Employment (Update)

    Updated and revised from the original content – 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 in which employment contracts may be terminated and the consequences of such termination
    • Consider the employment disputes process
    • Consider the key differences between the UAE Labour Law and the DIFC Employment Law
  • 02/09/2021

    Time Management

    How to use your time and communicate more effectively.

    Empower yourself, improve the quality of your time, be more productive and boost your communication effectiveness.

    Course Objectives:

    – The benefits of time management

    – How to be in control to perform at your peak

    – The power of your positive mental state

    – The importance of your effective interpersonal communication


  • Updated and revised from the original content – This Course aims at providing Legal Consultants with the essential information about the UAE Constitution, its importance and stages of its development and the UAE Legal System.

    This course will comprise of the following:

    • The History of the UAE in brief
    • The UAE Constitution and Legal System
    • Organs of the UAE State on the Federal and Emirate level
    • Types of Laws and Processes for Laws Entering into Force
    • Relationship between Federal Government and Emirate Governments
    • Overview of Federal and local Courts in the onshore legal system of the UAE
    • Free Zones of the UAE
  • Increasingly complex, exciting, fast paced, and globally influenced cases and projects means communicating with multiple partners and stakeholders, and with difference cultures.  More collaboration and teamwork amongst members within your firm, whether that be locally or globally, requires effective communication as teams form, plan, experiment and evaluate.  Developing the communication skills to take appropriate accountability, build connection, share hard news, problem solve and manage a crisis is critical for your wellbeing and endurance as a lawyer.  Using your emotional intelligence is crucial for your success.

    In this session:

    • Identify your communications demands and evaluate your current success meeting them
    • Explore the link between emotional intelligence and communicating for high impact
    • Learn ways to apply emotional intelligence skills to enhancing your communication with partners, stakeholders, team members
    • Understand the role of communication in project management
  • Your firm’s culture, “the way things get done”, influences each team member’s motivation to engage with the firm’s goals, and how they take action.  It’s not a plaque on the wall espousing the firm’s values that creates the culture, it’s the way people talk and act, and the climate, or “mood” that creates.  What type of culture is your firm creating and how is it impacting innovation, efficiency and therefore overall performance?

    Join the conversation to:

    • Explore how culture is created, and the measurable benefits of effective firm/corporate culture
    • Understand how a firm’s articulated values, and their behaviors, influence employee engagement, innovation, diversity and overall performance
    • Link emotional intelligence to culture
    • Explore ways to shape your firm’s culture for optimal performance
  • By learning about the UAE and its culture you will be better able to appreciate local expectations around behavior, communication and business practices as well as appreciate the wider picture in terms of how things work in the country.

    This course is useful for newcomers to the country as well as those already living and working here who may want some deeper insights into the culture, people and society.

    After completing this course you will be able to:

    • Explain the importance of culture in shaping how people behave
    • Demonstrate a solid knowledge of the UAE as a country
    • Identify the values that shape much of Emirati society and culture
    • Summarise the key drivers behind Emirati business culture
    • Deconstruct the local communication style and adapt your own accordingly
    • Make a good impression with local stakeholders
    • Show and promote good citizenship
  • Unconscious biases are biases that exist in our subconscious. They can be both positive and negative, and influence the vast majority of our decisions by affecting our behavior and lead to favourable or unfavourable treatment of others.

    In a workplace, if these biases aren’t recognized and avoided, they could lead to decisions that are bad for both individuals and the company.

  • 22/08/2021


    While a senior role title might be one of the most obvious sources of authority, it isn’t the only place influence comes from. There are other sources of authority you can leverage to inspire people to follow your lead. In this session we will explore how you can use your expertise, relationships and organizational understanding to influence others.

  • What impact has Covid, and the changing working environment, had on lawyers’ ethical duties? Can clients opt out of the protection legal ethics provide to them? To what extent does a lawyer have an ethical duty to use the latest technology? To what extent does a law firm have an ethical duty to be good value for money?

    This and many more questions like them will be part of this course, which examines the nature of legal ethics, reflects on the draft Code of Conduct under consideration in Dubai and then explores how new working practices intersect, and occasionally conflict, with traditional legal ethics.

  • The objective of the course is to examine UAE law in relation to assignment and liens.  The course is divided into two sections, in which we will examine:

    Assignment: An assignment is the transfer of a right, debt or obligation from one party to another.  An assignment is a contract between the assignor and the assignee (and often a third party) and it must satisfy the necessary elements of offer and acceptance, consent, subject matter and cause. The course will examine provisions of the UAE Civil Code, in particular Articles 1106 to 1113, and 891.

    Ownership of land must be registered at the Land Registry, and therefore a mere assignment may be insufficient.

    Liens. A lien is a right that one party must retain the property of another person as security for money owed to him. The classic example is the “mechanic’s lien”, whereby if you take your car to a garage for repairs, the garage will not allow you to retrieve your car until you have paid the costs of the repairs.

    A lien may be particularly relevant in the construction industry, whereby a contractor with possession of the development may refuse to hand possession back to the owner until the contractor has been paid his dues. We will consider the FIDIC contracts and Articles 879 and 1527 of the Civil Code, and other provisions of the Civil Code.

    Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of the UAE Civil Code with them.