DIFC Courts appoint third Emirati Judicial Officer
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, February 25 - 2013 at 15:05
The DIFC Courts, Dubai's established English language, commercial common law judicial system, have announced the appointment of Maha Al Mehairi as a Judicial Officer. She has been promoted from her previous role as a Case Progression Officer.
The appointment of both Nassir and Maha also accords with the recent announcement of 2013 as the 'Year of Emiratisation' by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Maha Al Mehairi recently qualified as an accredited mediator of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the largest organisation for professionals in property, land, and construction issues worldwide. As a member of the RICS's prestigious Accredited Mediator Training Programme, she has been the first Emirati woman to qualify. The aim of the course is to help candidates gain exceptional knowledge and abilities in the alternative dispute resolution arena. She can expect to use her new skills in handling property-related hearings in the SCT.
Maha joined the DIFC Courts in 2012. Prior to joining the Courts' team, she worked as a Legal Consultant at Emirates Advocates in Dubai. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Law from the University of Sharjah and a Higher Diploma in E-business Management and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Canadian University of Dubai.
Michael Hwang, Chief Justice of the DIFC Courts, said: "Having shown her potential, Maha is now in a position to advance her judicial career. Being the first Emirati woman to become an accredited RICS mediator is also an important achievement. The DIFC Courts' bench includes highly experienced international and Emirati judges: we now have another opportunity to nurture Emirati talent within the DIFC Courts' English language common-law framework."
Maha Al Mehairi commented: "I am thrilled about this opportunity and look forward to working closely with the DIFC Courts' international and national judges. It's an honour to be working with the Courts, which offer the highest possible standards of legal dispute resolution in the region, based on international best practices."
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