Legal update: DIFC Wills & Probate Registry

Our friends at Galadari law firm, one of the leading local firms in Dubai, have the following to say about the DIFC’s recent announcement that they will be offering wills to expats….

“On 4 May 2015 the DIFC Launched the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry (Registry), and the Registry opened its doors for registration of wills and inheritance matters.

The Registry was borne out of previous uncertainty of foreign non-Muslims over succession and inheritance matters, and a concern that this may lead to an increased expatriation of resources by the expatriate population.

In this article, the position prior to the establishment of the Registry is examined and the features of the Registry are then set out. Wills and probate matters in relation to expatriates typically involve a number of jurisdictions, and appropriate legal.” More…

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