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Oleg Gromovyi, managing partner and Aleksey Feldi, lawyer analyzed the judicial jurisdictions according to the new procedural legislation of Ukraine.

The first session of the new Supreme Court Plenary is known to have been held on 30 November 2017 and there it was decided inter alia that the Supreme Court was to start its sessions on December 15 of the current year. The day when the Supreme Court’s operation starts will also be the day when the Law of Ukraine amending the Commercial Code, the Civil Procedure Code, the Administrative Justice Code and other legislative acts of 3 October 2017 ...

Abuse of procedural rights. What should be taken into account in the new procedural codes

These days, the existence of  procedural rights abuse problem is noticed by everyone who is somehow involved in the proceedings: judges, lawyers, scientists, lawmakers and social activists. A new wave of discussions on this issue was raised by the prospect of adopting new editions of procedural codes, where the authors of the judicial reform offered their views on the solution of the problem. It is proposed to fix legislatively an indicative list of actions that can be regarded by the ...

An expert on legal matters in the new procedural codes.

One of the most interesting novelties in the new procedural codes is an inclusion of expert on legal matters into trial participants. Apart from the traditional legal expert, civil procedural code, commercial procedural code and code of administrative procedure include an expert on legal matters to trial participants. An expert on legal matters must have an academic degree and be an acknowledged specialist in law. Admission of an expert on legal matters and adding his expertise to the case is ...

Does the judge have to reconcile the parties, as proposed in bills of new procedural codes

Bills of procedural codes contain quite a lot of novelties, including advanced provisions as well as contradictory ones. Mediation in trial is one of the introduced novelties, which concerns reconciliation of the parties with the help of judge before trial of the merits. All of the code bills contain chapter called “Dispute settlement with judge’s participation”. The disputes are expected to be settled in mutual and (or) closed meetings. All of the parties, their representatives and the judge take part ...

How to figure out the appropriate defendant in defamation cases

Defamation cases take a special place among big diversity of cases resolved by Ukrainian courts. Due to the technological revolution we are experiencing today , these cases are becoming more popular and at the same time more complicated because national legislation does not match modern information realties. First of all this refers to the Internet, which is an inevitable part of information space. The Internet has become one of the main information sources for most people, which have its consequences. For ...