Dealing with small claims in Japan

WATSON, Andrew (1998). Dealing with small claims in Japan. Litigation., 17 (7), 267-279.

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    In his report on the operation of civil justice in England and Wales "Access to Justice", Lord Woolf regarded expansion of the small claims jurisdiction of the county court as the best way of securing greater public access to civil justice. Against this background , it may perhaps be of some interest to outline how small claims are dealt with in Japan by adjudication, special payment orders, and mediation. Revisions of the Code of Civil Procedure, introduced this year, affecting small claims are described, so are the reasons which led to reforms. Finally it is suggested that the Japanese experience of resolving claims of relatively low value may have relevance beyond Japan.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Law and Criminology Research Group
    Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Law and Criminology
    Page Range: 267-279
    Depositing User: Andrew Watson
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 15:35
    Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 15:35

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