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Current Trends in Preparatory Proceedings

A Comparative Study of Nordic and Former Communist Countries

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

  • Closes a huge lack on English material on Scandinavian and former East-European law
  • Very current topic because European legislators invest in pre-trials and settlements to save money in economic crisis, the efficiency of adjudication is the current need in all countries
  • Young and talented professional authors with fresh ideas which will lead to the new type of discussion in the field
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About this book

This book explores the regulations, goals and functioning of preparatory proceedings in four Nordic countries and eight former communist countries. The contributions discuss whether, and how the regulation and practice of preparatory proceedings enhance swift civil justice that is both inexpensive and has quality outcomes. A central question is whether the main hearing model of civil justice, in which preclusion of new evidence and claims occur at the end of the preparatory stage, results in greater efficiency, or whether the functioning of civil proceedings largely depends on other factors. It also examines regulation and use of court-connected mediation and judicial settlement efforts. This book offers comparative insights into the functioning of the preparatory civil proceedings in the countries covered.

Preparatory proceedings are considered a key tool for achieving efficient civil proceedings. The claims and factual background of the case are clarified at an early stage, and the main hearing is focused. Judicial settlement efforts and court-connected mediation contribute to early resolution of cases, and are important elements of Nordic civil procedure The Nordic countries have used the main hearing model of civil proceedings for some decades, and recent reforms have further enhanced the role of the preparatory stage. Former communist countries are reforming their earlier piecemeal- format civil proceedings by introducing and strengthening written and oral preparation, as well as court-connected mediation.

About the authors

Laura Ervo is Professor at the School of Law, Psychology and Social Work at the University of Örebro, Sweden.

Anna Nylund is Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Tromsø, Norway.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Preparatory Stage of Civil Proceedings

    Nylund, Anna

    Pages 1-15

  • Swedish-Finnish Preparatory Proceedings: Filtering and Process Techniques

    Ervo, Laura

    Pages 19-56

  • Preparatory Proceedings in Norway: Efficiency by Flexibility and Case Management

    Nylund, Anna

    Pages 57-79

  • Reform and Development of Preparatory Proceedings in the Danish Civil Justice System: Towards (Even) More Efficient Courts

    Juul-Sandberg, Jakob

    Pages 81-107

  • The Preparatory Stage of Civil Proceedings in Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia: Halfway There Yet?

    Galič, Aleš

    Pages 111-140

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29325-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29323-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-80542-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Current Trends in Preparatory Proceedings
Book Subtitle
A Comparative Study of Nordic and Former Communist Countries
Editors
  • Laura Ervo
  • Anna Nylund
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29325-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29325-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29323-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80542-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 250
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