1 Is it possible to initiate court proceedings via the internet?
No, under Luxembourg law, documents initiating legal proceedings must all be drafted on paper.
2 If so, for what types of cases is it available? Are any proceedings available exclusively via the internet?
3 Is the facility available at all times (i.e. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or just during specific hours? If so, what are those hours?
4 Should the details of the claim be provided in any particular format?
5 How is transmission and storage of data secured?
6 Is it necessary to use any kind of electronic signature and/or time record?
7 Are court fees payable? If so, how can they be paid and are they different to those for non-electronic procedures?
8 Is it possible to withdraw a claim that has been initiated via the internet?
9 If the claimant initiates proceedings via the internet is it possible and/or compulsory for the defendant to respond using the internet as well?
10 In terms of the electronic procedure what happens if the defendant responds to the claim?
11 In terms of the electronic procedure what happens if the defendant does not respond to a claim?
12 Is it possible to submit documents to a court electronically and if so in what type of proceedings and under what conditions is it possible?
13 Can judicial documents, and particularly judgments, be served via the internet?
No: depending on the case, they must be served by a bailiff (in person or by post) or notified by the clerk of the court (by post).
14 Can judicial decisions be given electronically?
No, parties are notified of court decisions via their respective lawyers. As a rule, this notification takes place when the clerk of the court deposits the decision in the ‘pigeonhole’ (French case) of the legal practice concerned. All legal practices have a ‘pigeonhole’ in the form of a locked letterbox within the Cité Judiciaire complex. Decisions can be notified direct to the parties by post.
15 Can an appeal be made and its decision served via the internet?
16 Is it possible to initiate enforcement proceedings via the internet?
17 Can the parties or their legal representatives consult on-line cases? If so, how this can be done?
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