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Budapest, September 5 (MTI) – The Hungarian Lawyers’ Chamber has welcomed the government’s submission to parliament of a bill on the civil procedural code.

In a statement, the chamber said lawyers had also contributed to the bill that had taken several years to put together. Most of the lawyers’ recommendations have been included in the bill, the chamber said.

The bill for the procedural code was submitted to parliament on Friday. Justice Minister László Trócsányi said the government’s aim was to establish a procedural code by which those involved in lawsuits bear a high degree of responsibility. Another aim of the new procedural code is to prevent lawsuits from getting overly drawn out, he said.

Under the new code, civil suits would be divided into two phases: a preparatory phase and the trial phase. The new procedural code also sets new rules for class action lawsuits, he said.

The bill sets stricter professional requirements for lawyers than any code before it, the chamber said. The state bar will ensure, with the help of the various continued education programmes, that these requirements are met, it added.

Source: MTI

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