There are thousands of court cases that come up yearly, and the majority of these are quite small in scale. Many of these cases don't require lengthy proceedings and months to tackle, and the current court structure recognizes this. There are courts available for different types of situations and also different lengths and complexities of cases.

In Abu Dhabi, the one-day labor court handles labor matters and concludes within a single day, which saves ordinary courts much time and resources.

The concept of these courts specifically present to deal with short and simple cases is tried and tested in jurisdictions such as the UK, and even in free zones such as the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) which shows its viability.

The Introduction of a Summary Court

The new Summary Court will look to work in tandem with smaller courts to further improve the overall system. With over 700 cases being dealt with through the one-day labor court in 2017, the new court will very likely see hundreds of cases, further saving court time and money.

The aim is to ensure cases settle within a day and allow for people and entities to move on with limited time lost and minimal hassle.

In general, the introduction is a positive one, and its impacts will be felt immediately as a weight off of other courts.

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