Of all the branches of legal practice, it is civil procedure that varies the most from one jurisdiction to another. Any party contemplating (or otherwise involved in) a civil action in a foreign country is well advised to become familiar with the basic forms and concepts of procedural law in that jurisdiction.
This very useful book provides that essential knowledge for Denmark. In a small compass and without overdue complexity, it gives any legal practitioner the knowledge to proceed confidently and avoid pitfalls as he or she deals with such matters as business disputes, property rights, family and estate affairs, real estate, bankruptcy, or the testing of certain administrative decisions in Denmark.
The author describes and analyzes the rules applicable to civil procedure under the Administration of Justice Act ( Retsplejeloven, or Rpl ), with detailed attention where appropriate to the major reform of Danish procedural law now under way. The important human rights dimension of Danish civil procedure is also emphasized, as Rpl continues to be amended to bring it into line with the European Convention on Human Rights.
A general introduction describes the background, sources, and fundamental guarantees of Danish civil procedure law. Further chapters cover the courts, the organization of legal practice, bailiffs and debt collection, jurisdiction and venue, application of international treaties, admissible actors, ordinary and provisional proceedings, appeals, legal aid and legal costs, burden of proof, administration of evidence, enforcement of judgments, arbitration, and other key elements of the subject.
The Author List of Abbreviations General Introduction Selected
Bibliography Part I. Judicial Organization Chapter 1. The Courts and Their
Members Chapter 2. The Bar Chapter 3. The Bailiffs Part II. Jurisdiction
Chapter 1. Domestic Jurisdiction Chapter 2. International Jurisdiction Part
III. Actions and Claims Chapter 1. Actions Chapter 2. Claims and Defences
Chapter 3. Sanctions on Procedural Irregularities Part IV. Proceedings Chapter
1. Pre-trial Proceedings Chapter 2. Proceedings in First Instance Chapter 3.
Review Proceedings Part V. Incidents Part VI. Legal Aid and Legal Costs
Chapter 1. Legal Aid Chapter 2. Legal Costs Part VII. Evidence Chapter 1.
Burden of Proof Chapter 2. Admissibility of Evidence Chapter 3. Administration
of Evidence Part VIII. Particular Proceedings Part IX. Seizure for Security
and Enforcement of Judgments Chapter 1. Seizure for Security Chapter 2.
Enforcement of Judgments Part X. Arbitration Index