Procedural indemnity increased
As from 1 june 2021, the existing procedural indemnity amounts have been increased for all future and pending matters at the Belgian Courts.
The procedural indemnity was introduced as a compensation system for lawyers fees. The Court normally awards a “procedural indemnity” (rechtsplegingsvergoeding/indemnité de procédure) to the winning party. The amount of the award is based on the amount of the claim. The Court is free to award a larger or lesser amount within the “fork” of amounts provided by the law. Differentiations from the basic amount are based on different aspects such the behavior of the party in the procedure
Claims which are not expressed in money (such as a claim to release certain goods or to execute certain services) could be awarded a procedural indemnity of 1560 EUR (updated amount).
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