A matter of time
Throughput time and non-family civil disputes
How long does it take for the court to give a decision?
How do the courts differ?
How do 'fast' procedural forms contribute to the quick settlement of a dispute, such as the accelerated regime, the accelerated term procedure and the post-defence statement hearing model?
Finally, the key learning points of the survey are formulated in the light of the underlying policy question: which policy is most suitable for speeding up processing times in civil proceedings on merits?
- Eshuis, R.J.J.
- Place of publication:
- The Hague
- Year of publication:
- Onderzoek en beleid 171
This report discusses the time involved in processing legal cases, with particular attention to non-family civil disputes. The Dutch courts deal with just under 40,000 of such cases each year.
The survey answers the following questions: