Our new court finder service recently found itself in Brussels being demonstrated to technical experts from all 28 European Union member states.
The service, currently a ‘beta’ prototype we’re testing with users, gives contact details and information about courts in England and Wales.
The European Commission experts thought it was an excellent example of what could be done to help people search courts in Europe.
They are now looking to implement something similar, as part of the European e-Justice programme. This aims to produce a ‘one-stop-shop’ portal for citizens, business and legal professionals who live, study, work, travel and do business in Europe.
Well done digital services team – it made me feel quite proud!
The European court finder will help citizens and businesses make cross-border claims such as European small claims and European Payment Order. People need to know which court is competent in other member states and will take their claim.