On the 20th of May webinar „EU Small Claims Procedure “was organised at VU Faculty of Law within the frame of SCAN (Small Claims Analysis Net) project. Event was moderated by Assoc. Professor Rimantas Simaitis. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vigita Vėbraitė presented the main aims and rules of the EU Regulation No 861/2007. Judge of Vilnius district court Igoris Kasimovas, representative of Lithuanian Justice Ministry Algis Baležentis and board member of Lithuanian Alliance of Consumer organisations Tomas Kybartas participated in the active discussions.
All speakers agreed that EU Regulation is still not well known among legal practitioners and consumers. It should be easy and quite quick procedure but nevertheless in practice it can take quote a long time if there are problems with service of documents. Also translations can be very expensive for the parties to the dispute. Many particuliarities on handling EU Small Claims Procedure and related issues were discussed.
Video of the webinar can be found here.