Dispute Resolution Timetable for a civil claim
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What is the typical procedure and timetable for a civil claim?
The timeline for an ordinary civil claim is as follows:
filing the complaint;
answer to complaint: to be filed within 10 days after service of the order of admission of complaint;
filing of evidence: takes place 15 days after the term for responding to the complaint, and has to be filed within the following five days;
counter-evidence: has to be filed within three days after filing of evidence term;
objections to evidence: has to be filed within three days after filing of counter-evidence term;
taking of evidence: the court may set a calendar of up to 30 days. The order for taking of evidence may take an estimated one to two years or more;
closing statements: filed within five days after the conclusion of the taking of evidence stage;
decision: one to three years or more;
appeal: to be taken three days after service, filed within the five following days; one to two years; and
cassation: two to three years or more.
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An extract of the Dispute Resolution Guide 2021, originally published by Getting the Deal Through / Lexology