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PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS AND POLYGRAPHS IN BUSINESS

Tamás Fehér | 20 May 2022
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Tamás Fehér

Some of the more exotic means of evidence that we typically think can only exist in movies or in serious criminal cases can also be surprisingly useful in business. In everyday life, too, you can prevent serious inconvenience by hiring a private investigator in time, or even by a well-directed lie detector test. Zsolt Bodnár and Dr. Béla Balla of Hori-Zone Security helped us to get to the bottom of the subject.

A room with a view – or without?

Gábor Kerekes J. | 7 October 2021
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Gábor Kerekes J.

There are many factors to be considered when determining the value of a property. Among many other things, features such as the view from the property or the natural light that enters the interior cannot be left out of account. It’s clear, then, that the sunset at Lake Balaton from our window adds a lot to the property, but it’s often unclear what we need to focus on before and during the building stage if we’re to avoid attracting the ire of our neighbours later on.

Too few civil actions lead to less stringency in the conduct of proceedings

Zoltán Dobos | 5 January 2021
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Zoltán Dobos

The new Civil Procedure Code), enacted almost 3 years ago, placed the conduct of proceedings on stricter foundations. As a visible result of this, the number of lawsuits has dropped dramatically in recent years: more than 20% fewer disputes have been filed with the district courts and around 50% fewer at the regional courts than before. Perhaps this is also the reason why, under a bill recently passed, the harsh rules that had seemed carved in stone are likely to be softened. 

Arbitration court or ordinary court – how should we choose?

Tamás Fehér | 3 February 2020
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Tamás Fehér

For two years, new rules apply to proceedings at the ordinary courts, which make litigation a lot more difficult and formalised. As a result, lawyers are increasingly confronted with the question of whether the arbitration court or the ordinary court is more appropriate for ruling on any potential disputes. Of course, the time-worn answer is: it depends… But on what?

Case law more widely used in Hungary

Zoltán Dobos | 14 January 2020
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Zoltán Dobos

Most have heard of the difference between Anglo-Saxon case law and the continental courts – and perhaps that Hungary has so far firmly belonged to the latter camp. However, an amendment to the law that has recently been adopted represents a major step in the opposite direction – one that could result in thousands of Supreme Court rulings becoming precedents overnight. 

5 ways to win a lawsuit in Hungary

Tamás Fehér | 13 November 2019
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Tamás Fehér

One does not simply walk into the courtroom and hope for the best. To win a civil case you will need to navigate through the strict formalitites that were introduced by the new Hungarian civil procedure code. It closed many well-known paths of litigation tactics and antics but also opened up new possibilities. 

Accidents at work – which also hurt the employer

Péter Barta | 1 August 2019
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Péter Barta

During a posting, the employee is bitten by a tick. He throws his back out while loading. He gets sunburnt while working outside. A common feature of these cases is that they are all accidents at work. Yet, if the employer does not pay attention to these, he can find himself at a serious disadvantage.

How to win a lawsuit – a good expert is worth their weight in gold

Ádám Fischer | 6 March 2019
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Ádám Fischer

In today’s complex world, a growing number of lawsuits hinge on an expert’s opinion. So the matter of who testifies as an expert witness in your legal case does make a difference. Fortunately – due in no small measure to the new code of procedure – it is now possible to influence this.

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