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Out Now: Frontiers in Civil Justice

We are happy and proud that our book Frontiers in Civil Justice: Privatisation, Monetisation and Digitisation (eds. Xandra Kramer, Jos Hoevenaars, Betül Kas and Erlis Themeli) has been published by Elgar. It is a volume evolving from the ERC project Building EU Civil Justice, and contains excellent chapters by many colleagues we have worked with in the past years.

The book studies three interrelated frontiers in civil justice from a European and national perspectives, combining theory with policy and insights from practice: the interplay between private and public justice, the digitization of justice, and litigation funding. These current topics are viewed against the backdrop of the requirements of effective access to justice and the overall goal of establishing a sustainable civil justice system in Europe.

The combined works take on a pan-European perspective and zoom in on several European jurisdictions, thereby providing a holistic exploration of current civil justice debates and frontiers. The book includes chapters dedicated to the interaction between public and private justice, the digitisation of both private dispute resolution and court litigation, including the rapid development and use of advanced forms of Artificial Intelligence, and the funding of justice, especially collective actions and settlements by means of private funding and common funds.

The book can be ordered here. The first Introductory chapter is open access available on the EE website.

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Published: June 17, 2022

On 22 June 2022 a hybrid seminar dedicated to Regulation of Third Party Funding in the EU will take place at Erasmus University Rotterdam/online.

This seminar is the last one in a seminar series on Trends and Challenges in Costs and Funding of Civil Justice organised by the team of the Vici project ‘Affordable Access to Justice’ at Erasmus School of Law. The series kicked off in December 2021 with a general session that addressed several topics of access to justice and costs and funding, including collectiveredress and costs reforms, and a Law & Economics perspective. The second seminar in January 2022 was dedicated to legal mobilisation in the EU. The third one in February addressed the impact of Public Interest Litigation on access to justice, and the fourth one in March litigation funding in Europe from a market perspective. The April seminar zoomed in on austerity policies and litigation costs reforms, and the May session was dedicated to funding and costs of ADR.

UPCOMING EVENT:

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 (14-18 CEST)

For in person participation register here (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

For online participation register here.

PROGRAM

13.30 Registration

14.00 Opening and Welcoming Remarks

Professor Xandra Kramer (Erasmus University Rotterdam/Utrecht University, the Netherlands)

14.10-15.45 Keynote Speech

Professor Geert Van Calster (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Session I – Current Status and the Need for Further Regulation

Chair: Professor Xandra Kramer

Stakeholder roundtable:

• Paulien van der Grinten (Senior Legislative Lawyer, Ministry of Justice and Security, the Netherlands)

• Johan Skog (Partner, Kapatens, Sweden)

• David Greene (Partner, Edwin Coe, England)

Discussant: Quirijn Bongaerts (Partner, Birkway, The Netherlands)

15:45 – 16.15 Coffee Break

16.15 – 18.00 Session II – Modes and Levels of Regulation

Chair: Dr. Eva Storskrubb (Uppsala University, Sweden; Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Panel:

• Kai Zenner (European Parliament, Head of Office (MEP Axel Voss))

• Tets Ishikawa (Managing Director, LionFish Litigation Finance Ltd, England)

• Professor Victoria Sahani (Arizona State University, USA)

• Professor Albert Henke (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)