Is innovation of court procedures realistic?

20 August 2013

Most experts agree that specialised procedures work better than general civil or criminal procedures. In studying the future of courts, what have we learned about this? 

Dutch research confirmed that specialised procedures for patent conflicts, business conflicts, agricultural land lease and competition law are much appreciated by stakeholders. Dutch corporations would like to see more specialisation in the courts.

For lawyers working outside the judiciary this is no surprise. A division of labour diminishes costs, improves quality and specialised judges learn faster what the stakeholders need, get more immediate feed-back, and are more likely to take measures in order to cater to these needs.