There are 2 main types of Court cases in Spain; civil proceedings under Spanish Law. These are “Juicio Verbal” (which is a minor proceeding) and “Juicio Ordinario” (which is a major proceeding).
Both proceedings are similar, but the steps and terms of these Court cases in Spain are slightly different.
Juicio Verbal applies to claims with a value lower than 6.000 euros and other minor proceedings, like eviction proceedings, divorces.
These proceedings are divided in 3 phases:
Juicio Ordinario is applicable to claims with a value higher than 6.000 euros and other major proceedings, like actions against banks, professional entities, Community AGM agreements, trademark issues.
This proceeding is divided in 4 phases-
Depending how busy the Courts are, this proceeding could take between 1 year to 2 to 2 years.
The attendance of the clients is only required at the trial. The other phases are completed by the barrister.
It is possible that the Resolution of the Juicio Ordinario (Major Proceeding) could be appealed to the High Courts in Spain. Your barrister/solicitor will guide you through all the steps and advise of possible outcomes and timescales as much as is possible. Please contact us if we can help you with any Court case as soon as possible, whether minor or a larger case.