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In 2021, a new law concerning civil proceedings became effective in Poland. The new law introduced, among other things, three major changes that will impact the proceedings. The online service of court documents during proceedings and online hearings as default are new and have been forced by the Covid-19 pandemic and will last for its duration. They are aimed at facilitating safe communication between the court and the parties to the proceedings. The third change…

To err is human, as the old saying goes. Errors are an inherent element of almost all legal proceedings – and this is why appeal procedures exist. Sometimes, however, the damage is done, even if the errors are eventually corrected. This was the situation in a recent case heard by the Appellate Court in Warsaw. The claimant in the proceedings acquired a plot of land in Warsaw in 1998 planning to build a hotel. In…