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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 9 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, Online and Face to Face. Your fourth course must then be selected from either Online or Face to Face to complete your mandatory requirement.

 

Ethics Face to FaceOnlineFace to Face/Online

 

This year the CLPD programme will be running all courses from previous years. If you have completed a course introduced in Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 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 2024:

Year Face to Face Online Ethics
Courses introduced in Year 9
  • Challenging & Enforcing the Arbitral Award
  • Real Property rights
  • M&A Sale and Purchase Agreement
  • Civil Procedure Law and New Evidence Law
  • Ethical AI and Algorithmic Governance
Courses introduced in Year 8
  • Corporate Income Tax Law in the UAE
  • Family Business Law
  • Practical Aspects in UAE Arbitration
  • From Burn Out to Engagement
  • Making Change as Easy as 1-2-3
  • Tax Considerations of Business Transactions
  • Legal Framework of Initial Public Offering in the UAE
  • Emotional Literacy – A Gateway to a Healthy Workplace
  • Avoid Burnout to Build Performance
  • Manage Emotions – Minimize Drama (Conflict)
  • Making Changes
  • Be like Ted Lasso
  • Common law contract principles
  • Data Protection Law (E-learning)
  • International Sales Agreement (E-learning)
  • Introduction to Real Estate Laws in Dubai (Updated content – e-learning course)
  • Managing your Time
  • Carriage of Goods
  • Jurisdiction and enforcement in the UAE (Updated content – e-learning course)
  • Ethics in the Metaverse
Courses introduced in Year 7
  • DIFC Employment Law (Updated)
  • Consumer Protection in Aviation Law
  • Customs Law
  • Intellectual Property Framework in the UAE: Local law and global trends
  • Enhancing the Employee Experience to Elevate Performance
  • Culture II – Creating Inclusion & Engagement to Drive Performance
  • The Art and Science of Sustaining A High Performance Workplace
  • Be Brilliant – Enhance Your Emotional Literacy Skills
  • Atomic Habits – How The Little Things Make You Even More Powerful
  • Workplace Vitality for Sustained Performance
  • Managing your time
  • Legal Framework of Contract Termination in the UAE
  • Promoting mental health in the legal profession
  • Dubai Property Law
  • Employment (Updated Content)
  • Commercial Agency & Competition (Update Content)
  • Introduction and overview of the UAE Criminal Procedural Law (Updated Content)
  • Ethics: A comparative analysis of global ethics
Courses introduced in Year 6
  • Introduction to Legal Project Management
  • UAE and DIFC Employment law
  • The Commercialisation of IP – Franchising, Distribution and Licensing
  • Legal Project Management (Part 2): The Agile Lawyer
  • Emotionally Intelligent Negotiations
  • Collaboration in a Changing Workplace
  • High Impact Communication using Emotional Intelligence
  • Driving Performance through Firm/Corporate Culture
  • Influencing
  • Developing Business in the UAE
  • Drafting – Clear Communication and Legal Words & Meanings (Updated Content)
  • UAE Legal Framework (Updated Content)
  • Employment (Updated Content)
  • Civil Transactions Law in Context (Updated Content)
  • Types of UAE Corporate Entities and Doing Business under the UAE Law (Updated content)
  • Legal Update Podcast
  • Legal Ethics in a post-Covid world
Courses introduced in Year 5
  • Drafting Commercial Obligations
  • Next Level of Mindsets for Innovation – Leading Through Change
  • Emotionally Intelligent Dispute Resolution
  • Next Level of Optimal Performance – Developing Resilience
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Introduction to Legal Technology – Part 1 (Arabic)
  • Introduction to Legal Technology – Part 2 (English)
  • Free Zones
  • Introduction to VAT in the UAE
  • Financial Regulation in the UAE
  • Enforcement and Recognition of Arbitration Awards Onshore, the DIFC and ADGM
  • Ethics: Anti-Money Laundering – The New Regulations
Courses introduced in Year 4
  • Drafting to communicate
  • Legal words and meanings
  • Introduction to Legal Technology – Part 1 (English)
  • Arabic Legal Drafting Skills
  • Optimal decision-making
  • Mindsets for Innovation
  • Optimal Performance
  • Powerful Relationships for Lasting Success
  • Case Review Series: Damages in Focus
  • Case Review Series: Legal Highlights on Foreign Direct Investment and Arbitration Law
  • Civil Procedure Code – An overview and update
  • What Drives M&A Activity? Reasons and Process
  • Bankruptcy
  • 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

 

Block sessions

Block Session is the ability to book a course for a group of legal consultants from one law firm or more.

Conditions and Requirements:

– Can be booked any day of the week except Friday
– Between 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Minimum of 16 and maximum of 40 attendees per session
More than one course could be booked per day
– All bookings are subject to the availability of the trainer and Training Centre

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details and bookings at CLPDadmin@creativeword.ae.

 

Legal Consultants – Mandatory Courses

  • Civil Procedure Law and New Evidence Law (E-learning) (Arabic Language)

    A new law on civil procedure has been issued (Federal Law no. 42 of 2022) which replaces the Federal Law no. 11 of 1992 on civil procedure and its executive regulations issued under Cabinet Resolution no. 57 of 2018. The Read More

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  • M&A Sale and Purchase Agreement (E-learning course) (English Language)

    -Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are a big part of the corporate finance world. -Commercial input is essential in M&A (mergers and acquisitions) transactions because it provides critical insights into the financial and strategic implications of the deal. Commercial input can come Read More

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  • Ethical AI and Algorithmic Governance (English Language)

    Course Description: This 2-hour webinar is designed specifically for the members of DLAD seeking to deepen their understanding of the ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI). As AI continues to evolve, legal practitioners are faced with new challenges and ethical dilemmas. Read More

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  • Challenging & Enforcing the Arbitral Award

    This course provides an exploration of the process of drafting arbitration awards and the procedures for challenging or enforcing them, particularly under UAE law. It also examines the legal framework and strategies involved in post-award proceedings.

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    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Real Property rights

    Property ownership rights are entrenched under the UAE Code of Civil Transactions which provides different types of real property rights in the UAE. Property rights under the UAE Civil Code include “usufruct”, “musataha” and easement rights. This course will cover the Read More

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  • Motivate to Invigorate – Addressing what drives employees to perform

    Firms benefit from having motivated employees, as measured by employee engagement, satisfaction, commitment, and intention to stay. And yet truly motivated employees can be as elusive as unicorns. Turns out employees are guided by 4 basic emotional needs or drives. Read More

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  • Be Curious – Boost Success

    Curiosity fosters greater learning, engagement, and performance at work. Curious people and firms approach difficult problems in new ways, and they help create more joy at work. The great news is we can learn and further develop the skill of Read More

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  • Coaching for Performance

    Understanding what motivates your team and helping them to develop through coaching and mentoring are some of the most important skills of a team leader. This session focuses on practical skills to help you manage for high performance and effectively Read More

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  • Intelligent Failing Towards Greater Success

    Not all failures are unmitigated disasters. In fact, experiencing failure helps us avoid the same mistakes in the future, enhances our resilience and is a necessary part of growing our success in business, relationships, and life. The key to non-disastrous Read More

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    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Tax Considerations of Business Transactions AA14 (Arabic Language) (E-learning)

    Tax Considerations of Business Transactions The aim of this course is to: Recap the basic concepts and key features of the UAE Corporate Tax (CT) Law; Examine the relevant CT exemptions and reliefs as described in the UAE CT Law in detail; Consider the Read More

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  • Understanding Consortium Agreements in Building Contracts (Arabic Language) (e-learning) AA-13

    This course explores consortium agreements in building contracts, covering their definition, adaptation, and key pillars. Participants will examine the purpose of consortiums, various types, and their advantages and disadvantages. Challenges, including amendment possibilities, breach effects, and differences from similar systems, Read More

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  • An overview of Financial Landscape in the UAE

    The course aims at providing legal practitioners with an overall understanding of the financial sector in the United Arab Emirates as well as its regulatory framework regarding licensed and unregulated financial institutions, with a specific focus on Federal Decree-Law No. Read More

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    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Commercial Agency & Competition Law (Updated content – e-learning course) (Arabic Language) – AA13

    This course studies commercial agency, distribution and franchising agreements in the UAE, and analyses the UAE’s competition law regime. The UAE’s Commercial Code, Commercial Agency Law and Competition Law have each been repealed and replaced during the period 2021 Read More

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  • Commercial Agency & Competition Law (Updated content – e-learning course) (English Language) – AA13

    This course studies commercial agency, distribution and franchising agreements in the UAE, and analyses the UAE’s competition law regime. The UAE’s Commercial Code, Commercial Agency Law and Competition Law have each been repealed and replaced during the period 2021 Read More

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  • Ethics in the Metaverse (Arabic Language)

    In this course you will be able to: - Familiarise digital ethics and their application to the metaverse. - Describe the different approaches to the metaverse and their differences. - Analyse the ethical issues related to privacy concerns and the relevance of GDPR. - Read More

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  • Ethics in the Metaverse (English Language)

    In this course you will be able to: - Familiarise digital ethics and their application to the metaverse. - Describe the different approaches to the metaverse and their differences. - Analyse the ethical issues related to privacy concerns and the relevance of GDPR. - Read More

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  • Family Business Law

    Family businesses are undoubtedly prominent participants in the global economy. In the UAE in particular, they are considered the backbone of the business community and significantly contribute to the country’s GDP and economic stability. According to the Gulf Family Business Council Read More

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  • International Sales Agreement (E-learning Course) (Arabic Language) BB15

    International sale agreements are among the most important means by which international trade is conducted and they have been recognized as ones of the most important and effective pillars in the economic life. Indeed, they have become today an indispensable Read More

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  • International Sales Agreement (E-learning Course) (English Language) BB15

    International sale agreements are among the most important means by which international trade is conducted and they have been recognized as ones of the most important and effective pillars in the economic life. Indeed, they have become today an indispensable Read More

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  • Data Protection Law (E-learning Course) (Arabic Language) BB15

    A federal law has been issued on the 20th of September 2021 (and became effective on the 2nd of January 2022) providing a legal framework for the protection of personal data, aligning as such the UAE with the international best Read More

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  • Data Protection Law (E-learning Course) (English Language) BB15

    A federal law has been issued on the 20th of September 2021 (and became effective on the 2nd of January 2022) providing a legal framework for the protection of personal data, aligning as such the UAE with the international best Read More

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  • Corporate Income Tax Law in the UAE

    ***This course gets updated, every time a new regulation is released.*** Background: o Why is Corporate Income Tax being implemented? o Impact of Corporate Income Tax on the UAE economy. o Current Status of Corporate Income Tax in the UAE and beyond. Corporate Income Tax Read More

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  • Emotional Literacy – A Gateway to a Healthy Workplace

    The ability to recognise and adapt to the feelings of others and at the same time learn how to manage and express your own emotions effectively is one of the foundational skills of Emotional Intelligence. “Name It, Tame” It just Read More

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  • Manage Emotions – Minimize Drama (Conflict)

    Managing multiple perspectives and the inevitable bit of conflict that goes with it is an important skill for everyone to have in a business environment. While not always easy to do, it's vital to know how to respond to conflict Read More

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  • Carriage of Goods (E-learning Course) (English Language) AA15

    The objective of this course is to explore the relevant provisions of Federal Commercial Transactions Law (18) of 1993 and Federal Maritime Law (26) of 1981 relating to transport of goods by Sea, Land and Air. This Read More

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  • Common law contract principles

    This course provides an overview of the key principles of English contract law from formation through to termination and available remedies for breach. It draws out the similarities and distinctions with civil law regimes (particularly the UAE onshore Civil Code). Read More

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  • Practical Aspects in UAE Arbitration

    This course developed in the year 2023 by GALC will address the various aspects of conducting arbitral proceedings in the UAE from a practitioner’s point of view. In today's market and following the issuance of the UAE Federal Arbitration Law, Read More

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  • Avoid Burnout to Build Performance

    Explore how to recognize the signs of burn out, and discover the roadmap from burn out to its complete opposite – engagement; Learn the skills required, and the role belonging plays, to combat burn out and foster engagement

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  • Making Changes

    Learn how to apply a practical three step emotional intelligence-based tool for engaging team members in successful and sustainable change. Identify the emotions that get us stuck in times of change and use the map to navigate to the productive Read More

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  • Be like Ted Lasso

    What can we learn from an American football Coach who is totally out of his depth and almost certain to fail as he takes over the helm of an English Premier League football team – that’s soccer to Americans? 6 Read More

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  • Managing your Time (Arabic Language) (E-learning course) AA11

    This course will help you get back control of your day and get the important stuff done. The course will cover techniques for prioritizing the important, managing your energy, increasing your focus and dealing with email overload.

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  • Carriage of Goods (E-learning Course) (Arabic Language) AA15

    The objective of this course is to explore the relevant provisions of Federal Commercial Transactions Law (18) of 1993 and Federal Maritime Law (26) of 1981 relating to transport of goods by Sea, Land and Air. This Read More

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  • Introduction to Real Estate Laws in Dubai (Updated content – e-learning course) (English Language) – AA13

    This e-learning course provides a general overview of the real estate laws in the Emirate of Dubai, through a series of modules which delve into the legislative framework and its application in practice. This course is intended for non-real estate Read More

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  • Jurisdiction and enforcement in the UAE (Updated content – e-learning course) (English Language) – AA13

    This e-learning course considers the law relating to the choice of jurisdiction in contracts, and the enforcement procedures applicable in the United Arab Emirates. This course contains important knowledge for lawyers practising in Dubai. In particular, this is essential for Read More

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  • Legal Framework of Initial Public Offering in the UAE

    The course aims at providing legal practitioners which basic understanding of the legal framework of Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) under the UAE Commercial Companies Law. The course will address the concept of IPO under the UAE law and the context Read More

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    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Tax Considerations of Business Transactions

    Tax Considerations of Business Transactions The aim of this course is to: Recap the basic concepts and key features of the UAE Corporate Tax (CT) Law; Examine the relevant CT exemptions and reliefs as described in the UAE CT Law in detail; Consider the Read More

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    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Atomic Habits – How The Little Things Make You Even More Powerful

    As James Clear, the author of the best-selling book Atomic Habits, says “we dismiss small changes because they don’t seem to matter very much in the moment. Yet the impact they deliver over months, and years, is enormous”. Join this Read More

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  • Be Brilliant – Enhance Your Emotional Literacy Skills

    Managing multiple perspectives and responding to the inevitable bit of conflict that goes with it in a productive way is an important skill for everyone to have in business. Enhancing emotional literacy skills – the ability to recognise and express Read More

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    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Intellectual Property Framework in the UAE: Local law and global trends

    The aim of this course is to: • Review updated laws in the UAE in regards to trade marks, copyright, patents and designs following changes introduced for the Year of the 50th; • Consider the difference between the various intellectual property rights Read More

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  • Workplace Vitality for Sustained Performance

    The latest emotional intelligence research about Workplace Vitality focuses on what sets apart the highest performing teams, pre- and post- pandemic. Some of the results are surprising. Teams that experience genuine joy, trust each other, and celebrate each other’s successes Read More

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  • UAE Legal Framework (Updated content – e-learning course) (Arabic Language) – AA13

    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 Read More

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  • Introduction and overview of the UAE Criminal Procedural Law (E-learning) (English Language) – AA15

    This will cover the most important principles and practical procedures to be followed before the UAE Criminal Courts, which are protecting the course of justice in accordance with the UAE Criminal Procedural Law (Criminal Procedural Code).

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  • Ethics: A comparative analysis of global ethics (Arabic Language)

    A look at the Legal Ethics landscape in Dubai, Egypt and Lebanon. The practice of law requires interaction with many stakeholders at different levels.  Understanding the ethical considerations involved in the effective management of these relationships is key to being a Read More

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  • Ethics: A comparative analysis of global ethics (English Language)

    A look at the Legal Ethics landscape in Dubai, the DIFC, Singapore and the UK. The practice of law requires interaction with many stakeholders at different levels. Understanding the ethical considerations involved in the effective management of these relationships is Read More

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  • Introduction and overview of the UAE Criminal Procedural Law (Updated Content) (E-learning course) AA15 (Arabic Language)

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  • DIFC Employment Law (Updated)

    Course Overview: Providing an overview of the employment cycle in the Dubai International Financial Centre plus practical case studies. Course coverage: Articles governing employment relationship in the DIFC. The main points would be: • Introduction to DIFC Employment Law • Jurisdiction • Relevant legislations • Read More

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    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Promoting mental health in the legal profession (Arabic Language) (E-learning course) BB15

    We all have mental health. And yet many people cannot recognise the signs and symptoms of mental ill health, or how to support someone who is unwell or in an emergency situation. Promoting mental health in the legal Read More

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  • Customs Law

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  • Consumer protection in Aviation law

    This course will discuss the protection of flyers in aviation law. The course contains: Air Consumer Protection in International Conventions * Prior to the Montreal Convention 1999 * Under the Warsaw Agreement of 1929 * The Hague Convention 1955 Guatemala City Agreement 1971 * Montreal Protocols In accordance Read More

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  • Managing Your Time

    This course will help you get back control of your day and get the important stuff done. The course will cover techniques for prioritizing the important, managing your energy, increasing your focus and dealing with email overload.

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    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Culture II – Creating Inclusion & Engagement to Drive Performance

    The current nature of work – team oriented, project based, technology enabled, dispersed locations, working from home – emphasizes the need for people to be aligned and working in harmony. How is your firm’s culture facilitating inclusion and engagement, to Read More

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    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Enhancing the Employee Experience to Elevate Performance

    A great employee experience is the result of people who are able to come together and help each other out, offer support, and collaborate in meaningful, productive ways. It determines how employees think and feel during the critical touchpoints with Read More

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    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Commercial Agency & Competition (Update) (Updated content – e-learning course) – AA13

    Updated and revised from the original content – 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 Read More

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  • Legal Framework of Contract Termination in the UAE (Arabic Language) (E-learning) BB15

    This course provides insights into the framework of contract termination in the UAE.  At the end of this course, you would have an understanding of: The entire termination regime in the UAE; What to look for in a termination clause; and  Read More

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  • Promoting mental health in the legal profession (English Language) (E-learning course) BB15

    We all have mental health.  And yet many people cannot recognise the signs and symptoms of mental ill health, or how to support someone who is unwell or in an emergency situation.  Promoting mental health in the legal profession training Read More

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  • Legal Framework of Contract Termination in the UAE (English Language) (E-learning course) BB15

    This course provides insights into the framework of contract termination in the UAE.  At the end of this course, you would have an understanding of: The entire termination regime in the UAE; What to look for in a termination clause; and  Read More

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  • Dubai Property Law (E-learning course) – AA15 (Arabic Language)

    This session provides an introduction to the property laws in the Emirate of Dubai in the context of the United Arab Emirates federal legislation.  This course is intended for non-real estate lawyers who would like to learn more about the Read More

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  • Dubai Property Law (E-learning course) – AA15 (English Language)

    This session provides an introduction to the property laws in the Emirate of Dubai in the context of the United Arab Emirates federal legislation.  This course is intended for non-real estate lawyers who would like to learn more about the Read More

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  • Employment (Updated content – e-learning course) (Arabic Language) – AA13

    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 Read More

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  • Drafting – Clear Communication and Legal Words & Meanings (Updated content – e-learning course) – AA13

    Updated and revised from the original content – 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 concise legal written communications, including use Read More

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  • Types of UAE Corporate Entities and Doing Business under the UAE Law (Update) (Arabic Language)

    Updated and revised from the original content –This course provides a detailed overview of the UAE corporate types and structure and the practical application of key company and commercial laws in the UAE and the Emirate This course will comprise of Read More

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  • Types of UAE Corporate Entities and Doing Business under the UAE Law (Updated content – e-learning course) – AA13

    Updated and revised from the original content –This course provides a detailed overview of the UAE corporate types and structure and the practical application of key company and commercial laws in the UAE and the Emirate This course will comprise of Read More

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  • Developing Business in the UAE

    Overview: This course will provide practical tips on refining your law firm’s business development and marketing initiatives, with lessons learned from buyers of legal services in UAE, UK and USA Course coverage: • Global and regional trends with buyers of legal services • What Read More

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  • Civil Transactions Law in context (Updated content – e-learning course) – AA13

    Updated and revised from the original content - A curriculum on the UAE Civil Code has been designed to give an overview of the legal development of the rules governing civil transactions (business) in the rules governing different kind of contracts. These Read More

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  • Employment (Updated content – e-learning course) (English Language) – AA13

    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 Read More

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  • UAE Legal Framework (Updated content – e-learning course) – AA13

    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 Read More

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  • High Impact Communication using Emotional Intelligence

    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 Read More

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  • Driving Performance through Firm/Corporate Culture

    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 Read More

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  • Influencing

    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 Read More

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  • Legal Ethics in a post-Covid world (Arabic Language)

    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 Read More

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  • The Commercialisation of IP

    The ‘Commercialisation of IP’ will provide an overview of how intellectual property is leveraged to generate revenue, expand market share or enter new markets.  Over 2 hours, the course will: Examine the differences between licensing, franchising and distribution models; Understand Read More

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  • Legal Ethics in a post-Covid world (English Language)

    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 Read More

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  • Legal Project Management (LPM) Part 2: The Agile Lawyer

    This course provides the fundamentals of “Agile Project Management” and explores how legal professionals can beneficiate by applying Agile best practices to the delivery of legal services. Agile is a modern and flexible approach to project management with a focus on Read More

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  • Legal Update Podcast Legal Update Podcast (4 Parts) – AA15 (Arabic Language)

    A brand-new addition to CLPD in the Emirate of Dubai, the Legal Affairs Department is proud to introduce the first Legal Update Podcast. Part 1 is a discussion with Abdulla Galadari from Galadari Advocates and Legal Consultants looking at some of Read More

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  • Collaboration in a Changing Workplace

    *Please note that this course was previously titled 'Teaming: Collaboration for Higher Performance'. 'Teamwork makes the dream work'. How many times have you heard that!  But what makes the team work?  Research shows that today’s employees, at all levels, spend 50% Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Legal Update Podcast (4 Parts) – AA15 (English Language)

    A brand-new addition to CLPD in the Emirate of Dubai, the Legal Affairs Department is proud to introduce the first Legal Update Podcast. Part 1 is a discussion with Abdulla Galadari from Galadari Advocates and Legal Consultants looking at some of Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • Emotionally Intelligent Negotiations

    To what extent do emotions impact negotiations? What are “positive” and “negative” emotions, and how do they help or hinder your negotiating success? The fact is emotion plays a positive role in decision making, creativity, and relationship building - all Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • UAE and DIFC Employment Law: An Update

    The UAE and DIFC employment law session is designed to provide all attendees with an overview of the fundamental principles of employment law within the UAE.  The course will cover all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment, statutory and Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Introduction to Legal Project Management (LPM)

    This course provides the foundation of Legal Project Management as a strategy and approach to enhance the delivery of the legal services. LPM recognizes that legal matters are projects and therefore, to manage them more efficiently, legal professionals need to embrace Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • MANDATORY E-Learning Course: Ethics Anti-Money Laundering – The New Regulations (Arabic Language)

    This is a two-hour course focused on legal consultant awareness and practical knowledge on Anti-Money Laundering’s new legislations across all Local and International Regulatory platforms. The course covers: – the new UAE, and major International, legislative changes – regulatory trends and amendments – means Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • MANDATORY E-Learning Course: Ethics Anti-Money Laundering – The New Regulations (English Language)

    This is a two-hour course focused on legal consultant awareness and practical knowledge on Anti-Money Laundering’s new legislations across all Local and International Regulatory platforms. The course covers: - the new UAE, and major International, legislative changes - regulatory trends and amendments - means of implementation Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • Enforcement and Recognition of Arbitration Awards Onshore, the DIFC and ADGM

    The aim of this session is to provide an overview of the following: 1. the legal framework for recognising Onshore, DIFC and ADGM seated arbitration awards Onshore and in the DIFC and ADGM; and 2. the process for enforcement of recognised awards Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Introduction to Legal Technology – Part 2

    Building on the “Introduction to Legal Technology (Part 1)” course, this follow-up session will delve deeper into the latest global research, consider case studies, and focus on specific legal tools (with comparisons between key providers). Topics covered include: - Digital transformation Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Financial Regulation in the UAE

    An introduction to the different financial services jurisdictions in the UAE, including the DIFC, the ADGM and 'Onshore' UAE. The course covers various issues, including but not limited to jurisdictional issues, conduct, licensing, how different forms of securities are treated, Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Introduction to VAT in the UAE

    This new “Introduction to VAT in the UAE” course provides attendees with a high level context of the Tax Reform occurring across the GCC region and a summary of progress made with VAT Implementation in the region to date. The Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Free Zones

    Target Audience: All practitioners up to partner level. It would not benefit lawyers with over 3 years’ experience in corporate/commercial law including use and/or setup of free zones. Course Description: A detailed overview of the type of free zones and use of Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Drafting Commercial Obligations

    In this session, we will look at drafting and negotiation points on some of the most common types of clauses within commercial contracts: warranties and indemnities, limitation of liability clauses, and restrictive covenants. These clauses are relevant in corporate Sale and Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Bankruptcy

    Course Description: It serves as an introduction to Law No. 9 of 2016 on bankruptcy to explore important aspects of bankruptcy law, procedures and implications thereof. Areas Covered: 1. bankruptcy law, procedures and implications thereof. 2. debtor financial re-organization and bankruptcy preventive composition; 3. Read More

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Arabic Legal Drafting Skills (ARABIC LANGUAGE)

    This course is aimed at legal consultants who would like to develop their Arabic legal drafting skills. The course will include tips on how to draft clearly, concisely and persuasively and will include examples of ‘bad’ drafting for discussion

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • Civil Procedure Code – An overview and update

    A detailed overview of the UAE’s Civil Procedure Code, from filing a claim to enforcing a judgment, taking into account the recent and significant amendments which have been made to the Civil Procedure Code.

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationAl Hudaiba Awards Building, Block C, M Floor
  • 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

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • 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

    CourseMandatory
    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:

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • 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
    Points2
    LocationOnline via Webex Application
  • 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

    CourseMandatory
    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

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • 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

    CourseMandatory
    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 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.
  • *Drafting – Clear Communication and Legal Words & Meanings E-learning (Only for Internal Employees) – AA13

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • *Types of UAE Corporate Entities and Doing Business under the UAE Law E-learning (Only for Internal Employees) – AA13

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • *Developing Business in the UAE (Only for Internal Employees) – BB15

    Only for internal employees

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • *Civil Transactions Law in Context (Only for Internal Employees) – AA13

    This is a course only for Internal Employees

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • *UAE Legal Framework E-learning (Only for Internal Employees) – AA13

    This is a course only for Internal Employees

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • *Employment E-learning (Only for Internal Employees) – AA13

    This is a course only for Internal Employees

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • *Podcast E-learning (Only for Internal Employees) – AA15

    This is a course only for Internal Employees

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • *Introduction and overview of the UAE Criminal Procedural Law (only for internal employees) – AA15

    This course in only for internal employees.

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • *Introduction to Real Estate Laws (Updated) (only for internal employees) – AA13

    This course in only for internal employees.

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • *Dubai Property Law E-learning (Only for Internal Employees) – AA15

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • *Free Zones (Only for Internal Employees)

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • *What Drives M&A (Only for Internal Employees)

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • *Financial Regulations (Only for Internal Employees)

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • *Ethics (only for internal employees)

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • *Commercial Agency & Competition (Update Content) Only for internal employees

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • *Jurisdiction and Enforcement in the UAE (only for internal employees)

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • *Carriage of Goods (Only for Internal Employees)

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • *Understanding Consortium Agreements in Building Contracts (only for internal employees)

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • Exception 2

    CourseMandatory
    Points4
  • Exception 1

    CourseMandatory
    Points4
  • *Managing Your Time (only for internal employees) – AA11

    Only for internal employees.

    CourseMandatory
    Points2
  • NA

    CourseMandatory
    Points2

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 nine topics to choose from):

  • DIFC Arbitration Law
  • DIFC Employment Law
  • DIFC Court Law
  • DIFC Damages Law
  • DIFC Real Property Law
  • DIFC Data Protection Law
  • DIFC Contract Law
  • Certificate in Common Law, DIFC Laws and Courts Practice
  • DIFC Laws and Courts Procedure + Advanced Advocacy Skills (Part of the Certificate in Common Law)

 

To book any of these courses, please contact Academy@difc.ae or click here.