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Civil procedure reform in Cyprus looking to England and beyond

28 February, 2017

The average length of a first instance civil trial in Cyprus is approximately two years. The article identifies the elements of Cypriot civil litigation that contribute to lengthy and costly trials despite the recent amendments to the Cypriot Civil Procedure Rules. It then examines the civil procedure reforms that took place in England and Wales in the last twenty years and examines whether and to what extent they can provide inspiration for a thorough reform in Cyprus law. Click to open document