Modifications to the service of pleadings in civil proceedings

One of the most important modification in the Code of Civil Procedure, which comes into force on the 8 thof September 2016, is article 132 § 1 concerning the service between legal representatives. This amendment aims to accelerate and simplify civil proceedings.

Apart from the current servicing method consisting in attaching postal receipt to the pleading for representative of opposite party, the amendment provision considers as valid and sufficient statement in the content of pleading about service of the certified true copy or send by register post. The pleading which does not meet the requirement above will be returned without request to correct defects.

If the legal representative of the party chooses lodging pleadings through the ICT system (Information and Communication Technology), provision above does not apply.

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