SpainCEPEJ Member: Juan Fernando ARMENGOT

juanfernando.armengot [at] mjusticia.es


National Correspondent

Juan Fernando ARMENGOT
juanfernando.armengot [at] mjusticia.es


Pilot Court

Commercial Court of first instance of Barcelona
Ms Marta CERVERA MARTINEZ
Judge
(Commercial Court number 8)
(+34) 935549468, mcerveram [at] xij.gencat.cat
Mr José VELA PÉREZ
Judicial Counsellor
(Commercial Court number 6)
(+34) 935549466, jvelap [at] xij.gencat.cat
Mr Aránzazu ALAMEDA LÓPEZ
Judicial Counsellor
(Commercial Court number 3)


Evaluation Exercise


Events


Translations of CEPEJ documents (if available):


Links to relevant Institutions


Resources


Recent developments in the judicial field

For a long time now, a basic consensus has existed in Spain on the need for a modernising boost to our justice system. The idea is to bring in structural changes in the organisation and operation of their courts of law. These changes would enable the courts to reap full advantage of being endowed with more resources leading to greater efficiency. As from 1st January 2010, that qualitative change in the structure of justice cames about with the implementation of the new judicial office model, a key element for meeting public demand for a justice system that is flexible, modern and efficient. The Act on procedural reform that has created the new judicial office was unanimously approved, and this is a particularly important and significant fact because such a broad, solid support guarantees the stability and success of such a transformation of major importance in the day-to-day running of the Administration of Justice (New judicial office modernisation of justice).


Organisational chart of the system of justice