NEW AGREEMENT OF THE SUPREME COURT ON CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION FOR CASSATION APPEALS AND EXTRAORDINARY APPEALS FOR PROCEDURAL INFRIGEMENT.

On 27 January 2017, the First Chamber of the Supreme Court issued an Agreement regarding new criteria for admission of appeals for cassation and extraordinary appeals for procedural infringement, which will come to replace those adopted under the Agreement of 30 December 2011 and are justified in the experience of the Chamber itself, after five years of application of the previous ones.

The criteria are clearer and more exhaustive and practical in nature than those of 30 December 2011 and will be a great help to lawyers who have to file such appeals, since they clarify a number of doubts that the practical application of the foregoing criteria had been causing.

Among the new aspects of the Agreement, its structure stands out, as it is more coherent and practical than the previous one, and is divided into four major sections: reasons for appeal, decisions subject to appeal, resource requirements (regarding structure, the heading for each reason and development of the same), and causes of inadmissibility.

With this new Agreement, above all, the First Chamber of the Supreme Court intends that appeals for cassation and extraordinary appeals for procedural infringement be less common, clearer, more technical and more formal, to the extent that, following similar criteria already established for appeals for the contentious-administrative cassation appeal, it recommends its maximum extension, line spacing, size and typeface.