If permission is refused, you can “renew” the decision to be heard in open court. Our experience is that permission is often refused on paper but granted upon renewal in open court. Sometimes the judge will order that the matter be referred to open court anyway. Even if outside that timeframe, however, all may not be lost, as the European Court of Justice’s decision in ourWellscase illustrates.
In practice, though there is no provision for this in the rules of procedure, you […]