umraniye escort pendik escort
maderba.com
implant
olabahis
canli poker siteleri meritslot oleybet giris adresi betgaranti
escort antalya
istanbul escort
sirinevler escort
antalya eskort bayan
brazzers
sikis
bodrum escort
Short Reads

Stibbe Litigators participate in consultation draft bill to modernise the law of evidence

Stibbe Litigators participate in consultation draft bill to modernise

Stibbe Litigators participate in consultation draft bill to modernise the law of evidence

03.09.2018 NL law

Members of Stibbe’s Commercial Litigation practice group have participated in the public consultation of a draft bill to modernise and simplify the law of evidence in civil procedure.

An overview of the draft proposal was provided previously on this blog by Petra Vos and Daan Barbiers.

The main goal of the draft bill is to enhance truth seeking in civil procedure and to promote efficiency and effectiveness. To that effect, the draft bill proposes to extend the role of the court. When considering a claim or defence, the court is expected to introduce and investigate facts that were not brought forward by the parties, therefore extending the factual grounds in the proceedings. The draft bill also introduces a broad pre-trial information gathering duty for the parties, resembling pre-trial discovery in common law jurisdictions.

In their response to the draft bill, the members of the Commercial Litigation practice group have raised questions regarding these two elements. Establishing the truth and efficiency are both important aspects within civil procedure to arrive at a just and balanced outcome, but the draft bill overreaches itself. If the court uses its initiative to introduce new factual grounds in the proceedings, it inevitably participates in the debate between the parties. This undermines the independent role of the court. The proposed pre-trial information gathering obligation of the parties will increase costs and complicate the proceedings. This may impede access to justice.

The response is available here (in Dutch).

Team

Related news

29.01.2021 NL law
Publicatie en inwerkingtreding Wet ongewenste zeggenschap telecommunicatie

Short Reads - Op 12 juni 2020 is een wet gepubliceerd om ongewenste overnames in de telecommunicatiesector tegen te gaan: de Wet ongewenste zeggenschap telecommunicatie. Deze wet (die de vorm heeft van een nieuw hoofdstuk in de Telecommunicatiewet) moet volgens de memorie van toelichting voorkomen dat een op basis van geopolitieke motieven handelende partij een te grote invloed krijgt op Nederlandse telecommunicatiepartijen.

Read more

28.01.2021 NL law
Negotiating a contract under conditions; subject to approval

Short Reads - In Dutch legal practice, one of the most common conditions is the reservation of approval or the “subject to approval” clause. A “subject to approval” clause provides a condition under which an agreement will be concluded (totstandkomingsvoorwaarde), a suspensive condition (opschortende voorwaarde) or a resolutive condition (ontbindende voorwaarde). This depends on the wording of the clause and the circumstances of the case.

Read more

27.01.2021 NL law
Overzichtsuitspraak ABRvS: overmacht en de wettelijke dwangsommen wegens niet tijdig beslissen. Hoe werkt dat?

Short Reads - Overmacht bij een bestuursorgaan schort beslistermijnen en wettelijke dwangsomtermijnen zelfstandig op. Ook als een bestuursorgaan daarvan geen mededeling stuurt. Dat oordeelt de Afdeling bestuursrechtspraak van de Raad van State (de Afdeling) in een overzichtsuitspraak van 16 december 2020. In dit blogbericht gaan wij nader in op de achtergrond van die uitspraak en duiden wij wat dit betekent voor de praktijk.

Read more