Ruud Hermans argues in this article that the distinction between summary proceedings and the proceedings on the merits could be removed from new procedural law.

This could be achieved by offering the court assessing the dispute on the merits the power to implement provisional measures at every stage of the proceedings.
In that case, summary proceedings would become redundant as independent proceedings.

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Source: 'Bodem kort geding', a collection published on the occasion of the departure of the chairman of the Team Kort Gedingzaken of the District Court of Amsterdam, Mr Sjoukje A. Rullmann, on 11 October 2013.

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