Contracts come into different shapes and sizes. Some include a large sum of money, like commercial contracts. Others are trivial: when you buy a ticket at the train station or when you buy a book on the Internet, you make a contract. Because contracts are part of our everyday life, I want to know what happens when a dispute arises.

Breach of contract is a common example. Civil courts regularly hear cases where they have to decide whether or not the behaviour of one party has led to a breach of contract.

Following the advice of my friend who is a lawyer, I examined the civil justice system in the UK which is so different to the French system. There is no overriding objective and judges are not expected to invite parties for settling their dispute before the start of the proceeding.

Service public is a good website for learning more about the civil justice system in France.


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