Quality and Innovation (KEI)
The legislative proposals for the digitalisation programme Quality and Innovation (KEI) were adopted by the Senate on 12 July 2016. The first digital procedures were scheduled to start at the beginning of 2017.
The objective of KEI is to link the judicial system in the Netherlands with the digitalisation of society and to make litigation quicker and more straightforward. The programme focuses on civil procedural law and on procedural administrative law. The first phase of digital litigation in civil and administrative law proceedings will start shortly and procedural documents must be submitted digitally to the judicial authorities. The exchange of other notifications in proceedings, such as a request for a deferment and setting the date of a hearing, will take place digitally. Furthermore, procedural law in civil proceedings will be substantively revised.
Pels Rijcken is keeping a very close eye on the developments surrounding the digitalisation of the judicial system. Our KEI team has made preparations to adjust the work processes of Pels Rijcken on time, and various colleagues have written, and continue to write, publications about the KEI project. As one of the pioneers of the Silex consortium of legal professionals, Pels Rijcken is furthermore an active discussion partner of the Judiciary in the development process of Mijn Rechtspraak and the Aansluitpunt.
The website www.kijkopkei.nl is a platform where digital developments are followed closely and described. All the information about the implementation of the digital litigation process and the new civil procedural law can be found here.
We have knowledge and experience which we would like to share and utilize on a wider scale. Do you have any questions or would you like more information? Please do not hesitate to contact Karlijn Teuben or Sandra van Heukelom-Verhage.