Department for Private Law and Administration of Justice

The Department for Private Law and Administration of Justice is responsible for law drafting in the fields of private law, insolvency law, and judicial procedure in civil and petitionary matters.

The Department is responsible for the performance guidance of the courts, the National Administrative Office for Enforcement, the public legal aid and guardianship districts, the Office of the Bankruptcy Ombudsman, and the Consumer Disputes Board. In addition, the Department is entrusted with certain duties of international judicial assistance. The Department deals with matters related to judicial appointments and the Names Board, among other things.

The Department for Private Law and Administration of Justice consists of five units: International Judicial Assistance, Legal Protection Services, Civil Law, Court Affairs, and Private Law and Insolvency.

The Department is headed by Director General Antti Leinonen.

International Judicial Assistance

Head of Unit Merja Norros

Legal Protection Services

Head of Unit Merja Muilu

Civil Law

Head of Unit Katri Kummoinen

Court Affairs

Head of Unit Anne Hallavainio

Private Law and Insolvency

Head of Unit Pekka Pulkkinen