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7th annual Civil Justice Council National Forum on access to justice for those without means

On invitation Jos Hoevenaars attended the 7th annual Civil Justice Council National Forum on access to justice for those without means taking place in London on 7 December 2018. The full day forum brought together members from across the British advice and pro bono sector, courts and tribunals, government, the legal profession, universities (UK and abroad), charities, foundations and institutions to discuss the current state of the legal aid sector in the jurisdictions of the United Kingdom. The day saw some 20 different speakers as well as several in-depth breakout session in which divergent subjects such as funding, technology, the need for data collection and analysis, and the intersection between legal needs and mental health were discussed among the over 200 participants in more detail.

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Published: October 8, 2018

On 4 October, Xandra Kramer gave a presentation on the future of the harmonization of civil procedure in Europe at the European Civil Procedure Conference in Milan. She discussed the overriding aims of EU Civil Justice (improving access to justice), the dangers of the multi-regulatory system, the interaction between national and European civil procedure, ongoing harmonization project (including the ELI-Unidroit Rulesl of European Civil Procedure), and the big challenges in the harmonization of civil procedure in Europe, including the question of how far Europeanization can and should go.