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The Supreme Court exercises judicial power as the final instance in civil and criminal matters and supervises the judicial procedure within its field of competence.

You can appeal to the Supreme Court against decisions of the courts of appeal and certain decisions of district courts, the Market Court, and the Insurance Court. In order for an appeal to be considered, the Supreme Court must usuall ...

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Applications for leave to appeal and appeals themselves are usually sent to the registry of the court that most recently ruled on the case, such as the office of a court of appeal. It is advisable to use the help of a legal expert to draft the documents. A procedural lawyer must meet certain eligibility criteria.

The Supreme Court receives pleadings in writing and the procedure itself is generally in writing, too. There is no possibility of meetings in person.

Because courts musts be impartial, they cannot give legal advice to any party to a case or to any other entity. For assistance in legal matters, you can turn to a legal aid office or a lawyer, for example.

To whom and on what terms

The first step is to apply for an appeal within the time limits laid down by law. Applications and appeals must be submitted in writing.

In general, the admissibility of a case by the Supreme Court also requires the Supreme Court to grant leave to appeal.

Apart from the exceptions provided for by law, an application to the Supreme Court to have a conviction annulled or set aside may be made only if the application is made by a lawyer, a legal aid attorney or a licensed legal counsel.

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Updated: 10/8/2022