Poland’s judicial reforms have come under the spotlight

Poland’s proposed judicial and legal reforms have come under the spotlight at home and abroad. The reforms have profound implications, say those in the professional know: Poland’s lawyers.

Emerging Europe reports on the concerns of Polish law firms and the potential impact of the reforms on business.  “No responsible lawyer will be able to state that the courts in Poland are independent and free of political pressure,” if the judicial reforms are enacted, reckons one lawyer.

Separately, the Polish bar association, with a membership of approximately 50,000 lawyers, has called on the government to abandon plans for reforms that its says could undermine attorney-client confidentiality.  “Such action shall deprive citizens who are parties to legal proceedings of the right to a fair trial,” said the association’s statement, reports

And earlier this year The Law Society Gazette published a lengthy overview of Poland’s dynamic market for commercial legal advice.