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David Hodson on International Family Law: European justice scoreboard

Date:31 MAY 2013

International Family Law Practice by David Hodson

David Hodson

The Law Society Gazette reports 24 May that the UK has declined to take part in an EU initiative to launch a "European justice scoreboard" which according to the EU press release is "to promote effective justice systems in the EU". It focuses on elements of the individual states justice systems that improve the business and investment climate such as the speed in which cases come to court and how quickly they are resolved. It is undoubtably aimed at the commercial environment as the EU Justice Commissioner is quoted as saying "the attractiveness of a country as a place to invest and do business is undoubtably boosted by having an independent and efficient judicial system".

This had naturally attracted certain media publicity in...

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