31.12.2020 | New Year; New Vaccine; and New Rules for Israeli Civil Procedure
As 2021 approaches with a seemingly new hope for a more “normal” year, Israeli litigation practitioners have no such expectation: the New Year is not expected to be normal at all – as a new set of civil procedure rules are about to completely replace the current regulations and make a total reform in the way Israeli court proceedings are conducted.
The current Civil Procedure Regulations, enacted in 1984, contain over 550 regulations that have been amended, adjusted and massaged over the years, with robust supporting case law, and served as the ‘Bible’ for every Israeli litigator. They are now being replaced altogether.
In the last few years, new regulations have been formulated, aiming to enhance efficiency, simplify proceedings, save judicial time, shorten the duration of the litigation and eventually create more certainty. The new regulations will come into force on January 1, 2021.