Civil Procedure in the European Order: An Overview of the Latest Developments

Carla Crifò

in The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years On

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780199576883
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702228 | DOI:
Civil Procedure in the European Order: An Overview of the Latest Developments

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In the last ten years, there have been two major developments with regards to the rules of court in civil matters. One has been the creation and consolidation of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) upon the suggestions, reports, and reforms based on Lord Woolf's findings. The other development has been the creation of a whole new legislative power with the attendant ‘policy agenda’ for the European institutions to issue Community wide rules of civil procedure, some directly and immediately applicable in all Member States. This chapter addresses questions concerned with the relationship between these two developments: whether they apply on the same level or on entirely different levels; if on the same level, whether they are complementary or antagonistic; whether the objectives driving one are compatible with the objectives driving the other; and if so, to what extent.

Keywords: Civil Procedure Rules; CPR; Lord Woolf; reforms; policy agenda; civil procedure

Chapter.  9736 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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