The Future of Civil Litigation

Access to Courts and Court-annexed Mediation in the Nordic Countries

Editors: Ervo, Laura, Nylund, Anna (Eds.)

  • Fills the gap on English material on Scandinavian law
  • Very current theme from the European point of view (directives on mediation, EU plans on class actions etc.)
  • Written by talented professionals in the field with fresh ideas
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This book offers an analysis of the current trends and developments in Nordic civil litigation and is divided into four main parts. In the first part a picture of the current civil litigation landscape is provided by focusing on whether there is a truly Nordic form of civil litigation, the current state of Nordic civil litigation, the recent major reforms of civil procedure legislation and the effects of Europeanization. In the second part, the way rules on court-connected mediation have been implemented and practiced in the Nordic countries is discussed. The authors offer their insights on why court-connected mediation has not been fully embraced by Nordic lawyers and the Nordic approach to this type of mediation is contrasted with the Austrian and German approaches. In the third part, recent developments affecting access to justice in the Nordic countries are discussed. Among the topics are changes in legal aid schemes, the impact of recent civil procedure law reforms, hindrances for larger companies to use litigation as a method of dispute resolution and differences in costs and delays. Additionally, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Class or Group Actions are explored as methods to enhance access to justice. The potential adverse effects of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Group Actions are also examined, both in a Nordic and European context. In the final part, conclusions are drawn from both historical and future-oriented perspectives.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ervo, Laura

    Pages 1-6

  • A Comparative Perspective on Recent Nordic Reforms of Civil Justice

    Petersen, Clement Salung

    Pages 9-29

  • European Integration and Nordic Civil Procedure

    Nylund, Anna

    Pages 31-51

  • Between America and Europe: Does Geographical Location Affect the Legal Culture of Iceland Iceland ?

    Magnússon, Sigurður Tómas (et al.)

    Pages 53-73

  • In-Court Mediation Mediation in Germany: A Basic Function of the Judiciary

    Bargen, Jan Malte

    Pages 77-95

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04465-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04464-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34457-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Civil Litigation
Book Subtitle
Access to Courts and Court-annexed Mediation in the Nordic Countries
Editors
  • Laura Ervo
  • Anna Nylund
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04465-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04465-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04464-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34457-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 431
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
Topics