The right to legal aid allows those who do not have sufficient financial resources to meet the costs of a court case or legal representation. Legal aid systems exist in all Member States of the European Union (EU) in both civil and criminal proceedings.
Disputes can be solved without going to court. You can also consider an alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) techniques such as mediation if you are unable to settle the dispute by yourself.
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Where and how
Going to court may give rise to many questions. This section aims to fill the information gap which might be experienced when confronted with judicial proceedings.
Legal systems - EU and national
General information on the diverse judicial systems in EU countries.