European Day of Civil Justice
25 October 2010
EU Civil Justice Day
Monday 18 October 2010 - Scotland (Edinburgh)
2.30 – 5.00 p.m.
In 2003 the European Commission and the Council of Europe
established a European Civil Justice Day to take place on 25 October
each year, in order to bring civil justice to the attention of the
Since then, as well as raise awareness among EU citizens of what
civil justice is and what their rights are in relation to it, it has
also given those whose work is influenced by EU policy and
legislation the opportunity to share information and learn about
This year, the Scottish Government and the Law Society of Scotland
are co-hosting an event on Monday 18 October to mark EU Civil
Justice Day. It will focus on a number of key developments in EU
civil law that will have a significant domestic impact – both for
citizens and for those who advise them.
Topics for discussion include: small claims debt recovery and
enforcement; succession law and family law. Tools designed to
simplify the provision of cross-border legal advice such as the
e-justice portal will also be presented.
It is also an opportunity to find out about the variety of ways
those who offer advice can themselves keep up-to-date with EU
legislative developments, including the various services offered by
the Society’s Brussels Office and by the EU and International Law
Team at the Scottish Government.
The event will begin with lunch and there will be an opening address
from Fergus Ewing, Minister for Community Safety. There will be
plenty of opportunity to ask questions or to have an informal chat.