The Polish Congress of Court Disputes, Mediation and Arbitration, held by the Allerhand Institute on the 25th of June 2013 in Warsaw, was the first conference dedicated to the topic of court proceedings in several years. One of the main issues which were raised during the Congress was that of the prolixity of court proceedings, and the possible solutions to this occurrence.
Mr. Benedykt Fiutowski, legal counsel, as one of the invited speakers, shared his viewpoint and thoughts regarding the reasons that stand behind the lengthiness of court proceedings in Poland. He noted that the hastening of the examination of cases is achievable without resolving to changes in the statutory law. The implementation of organizational changes in a way that would allow a concentration of the evidentiary material would suffice; for example, if all of the witnesses could testify during a single hearing, or if such need arises, during several hearings scheduled day after day.
The participants of the debate, among whom several judges were also present, confirmed the validity of the propositions and announced a continuation of the discussion regarding the possible measures that can be taken in order to hasten the examination of civil cases in Polish courts.