The coincidence of trials or hearings is not always a justified reason for a postponement



The coincidence of trials or hearings is not always a justified reason for "suspension" (term to define a continuance/postponement/adjournment in Spanish Law).


The mere concurrence of hearings or trials during a lawyer's schedule does not mean suspension per se. It is necessary to prove that the suspension of the act of the hearing is the only possible option to opt for by the court.


The Spanish Supreme Court ruled in this regard, in its judgment dated December 9, 2015:


There is no reason to suspend because the impossibility of the requesting Lawyer being replaced by another of those who appear in the power of attorney is not duly accredited. It is also not appropriate to take note of the appointment calendar that he cites because the Chamber cannot submit to the particular calendars of the Lawyers.


Supreme Court – Judgment of 12/9/15

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