On May 20th, a webinar about 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. Researcher Milda Markevičiūtė gave overview of the SCAN project and its main findings. 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 in Lithuania. It should be easy and quite quick procedure but nevertheless in practice it can take a long time if there are problems with service of documents. 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.