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The Small Claims Procedure was introduced in 2007 to allow small claims to be settled in a quick, low-cost and hassle-free way. Thanks to the revised rules entered into force on 14 July 2017, the Small Claims Procedure aims at becoming even simpler, faster and more user friendly.
The European Small Claims Procedure is available to litigants as an alternative to the procedures existing under the laws of the Member States. To start it, an online form must be filled in. Thanks to this system, is not mandatory for the defendant to be represented by a lawyer or another legal professional.
About the new rules:
Here you can find the Small Claims Procedures forms and other useful information.
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