Moves to allow district courts to handle bigger claims to speed up justice

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The government on Wednesday approved a rise in the monetary caps assigned to district courts to allow them to handle bigger claims in a bid to clear the huge backlog, a key component of efforts to reform the justice system.

Justice Minister Giorgos Savvides said the cabinet approved a bill that was drafted with the help of the supreme court and the bar association.

The bill raises a district court’s jurisdiction from €100,000 to €500,000 and that of a senior district court judge to €1m from €500,000.

The minister said extending the...


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Moves to allow district courts to handle bigger claims to speed up justice


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