Tribunal Officers

Amna Sultan Al Owais


The DIFC Courts’ Deputy Registrar & SCT Registrar, Amna Al Owais, was appointed as Deputy Registrar to the Special Tribunal. Amna Sultan Al Owais joined the DIFC Courts in October 2006. Prior to joining the Courts’ team, she worked as a lawyer for Hadef Al Dhahiri & Associates in their litigation and commercial department. In her current role in the DIFC Courts, in addition to the Judicial functions provided by DIFC Courts Law No 10 of 2004, Amna is responsible for the corporate services of the DIFC Courts, the Pro Bono programme and the Small Claims Tribunal.

Amna obtained her Masters with Commendation in International Commercial Law from Kingston University, London and has been admitted to practice in the UAE, both at the local and federal Courts. Amna has also been appointed as an Advisory Board Member of the Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee, and will serve from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015.

Hayley Norton

Case Progression Officer

Hayley joined the Dubai World Tribunal as a Case Progression Officer in December 2017. Since 2013, Hayley has worked for the DIFC Courts and serves the role of Small Claims Tribunal Case Progression Officer. Before moving to Dubai, she worked as a clerk to The Hon. Mr Justice Eder at the Royal Courts of Justice in the UK, and served as a caseworker for the Crown Prosecution Service. She has completed her law degree (LLB) from the University of Southampton.