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Application to file an appeal – labour cases

This service enables case parties to challenge the CFI judgment issued on their case before the appeal court, whether the judgment was issued in their favour or against them; by requesting amendment or annulment of judgment. 

  • Service lifecycle

  • Submit the application and the required documents through available channels
  • Pay the prescribed fees
  • Get notification of the hearing date  
  • Documents Required

  •  Emirates ID (original + copy) or any other proof of identity in exceptional cases        
  •  In case of proxy, a notarised power of attorney (original + copy)
  •  Copies of the appeal notice for all litigants
  •  Copy of the first instance judgment
  •  Supporting documents 
  • Fees

• Labour claims are exempted from court fees.
• 3% of the claim value for cases of specified value, capped at AED 10,000.
• Claims of unspecified value: AED 2,000 and the fees shall be reduced to 50% if the appealed judgment is related to a subsidiary matter. 
• AED 500 for interim orders and enforcement decisions 
• A security deposit of AED 2,000
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  • Special conditions / Important Notes

• The appeal must be filed within the legally prescribed timeframes:
 - 30 days after the delivery of judgement in presence, or of being duly notified. 
• The notice of appeal must include the details of the judgment to be appealed, details of litigants, reasons for appeal, and claims to be decided.
• The statement of claim must clearly include litigants' information, details, and addresses.
•Applicant shall have the capacity to act.
• Presence of the person concerned or his attorney with an official POA.
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