On 13 June 2019, the Sejm adopted a civil procedure reform. In this respect, entrepreneurs will be mostly interested in the significant increase in court fees.
In accordance with the statement of reasons for the bill, the reform aims to adjust amounts of court fees to the current purchasing power and value of money, as well as current prices of goods and services, reduce the costs incurred by the State Treasury to maintain the judicial system, rationalise the fee system and reduce the unneeded case load of courts.
Some of the amendments discussed include:
- Higher rates
- Conciliation hearing and securing claims
- Summons of a witness
- Service of statement of reasons
- Improperly paid appeal measure
- Exemption of business entities from court costs
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