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A preparatory hearing (from article 205 (4) to article 205 (8) of the Civil Procedure Code) — selected issues de lege lata and de lege ferenda

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procedure organisation   preparatory hearing   expediting of the procedure   elimination of excessive length of proceedings


Tyt. tomu: Założenie racjonalnego prawodawcy w polskim porządku prawnym. Księga Jubileuszowa z okazji siedemdziesięciopięciolecia Wydziału Prawa, Administracji i Ekonomii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego


A preparatory hearing (Article 205 (4) to Article 205 (8) of the Civil Procedure Code) is a basic institution of a preparatory proceedings constituting the basic element of the procedure organisation (Article 205 (1) et seq. of the Civil Procedure Code). The crucial objective of introducing the regulations in question to the Civil Procedure Code is expediting the procedure and eliminating the excessive length of proceedings. In the article a selective analysis of the provisions on preparatory hearing was conducted concerning (1) striving for resolving adispute amicably (Article 205 (6) of the Civil Procedure Code), (2) applying provisions on closedoor hearings (Article 205 (5) § 2 of the Civil Procedure Code) and rules governing taking minutes of the preparatory hearing (Article 205 (8) of the Civil Procedure Code), (3) the principles concerning adjournment thereof (Article 205 (7) of the Civil Procedure Code) and (4) the ability to direct the case to trial without scheduling a prior preparatory hearing (Article 205 (4) § 3 of the Civil Procedure Code). The crucial construing doubts regarding the interpretation of the said institution de legelata were presented. It was also stressed that the analysed issue is important on a theoretical and practical basis (court practise). There appears a question about the possibility of implementing ideas concerning the institution in question into the Civil Procedure Code. There are also vital issues whether the commented provisions could be applicable in practice. The conducted analysis led to conclusions de lege ferenda, implementation of which may eliminate the above-mentioned risks.

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Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

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ISSN 0137-1134   ISSN 0239-6661




PAd P 101660 II


pol   eng


Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis, ISSN 0239-6661, No 3978. Przegląd Prawa i Administracji 2020, 120, cz. 2, s. 273-286

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