Keywords: concentration of proceedings, civil procedure, principle of inquiry, contentious proceedings
Abstract: The article focuses on the changes in the fact-finding process in civil proceedings established by Amendment No. 404/2012 Coll. Above all; the author discusses the newly-established exceptions to the concentration of proceedings and the changes of the scope of application of the principle of inquiry. Furthermore, the article deals with the proposed amendment to the Civil Procedure Code, which completely excludes principle of inquiry from contentious proceedings.