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Interview Jos Hoevenaars in ‘Het Advocatenblad’

Jos Hoevenaars was interviewed for the Dutch magazine for the legal profession ‘Het Advocatenblad’ about his insight into the experiences of lawyers who find themselves litigating before the European Court of Justice after their case is referred though a reference for a preliminary ruling. In the interview (freely translated: ‘Court of Justice? Experience Needed!’) he discusses his empirical research among Dutch lawyers and paints a picture of generally overwhelmed professionals scrambling for assistance among EU law scholars, while making the best of their opportunity to plead before the ECJ, often in opposition to a group of well-trained EU law experts appearing on behalf of intervening Member States. His work on the reference procedure highlight the inequality in representation before the ECJ and its potential negative impact on the Court’s caselaw and its national consequences.

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Published: September 8, 2018

On 7 September 2018, Emma van Gelder gave a presentation together with Alina Ontanu at the SLS Conference 2018 at Queen Mary University, London. Their presentation was entitled 'A Consumers' Crisis in EU Civil Procedure' and held within the panel 'Law in Troubled Times'. The presentation explored pathways to ensure consumer access to justice in the EU internal market.