Litigation is a kind of method used to solve disputes between individuals and/or companies. Should you ever find yourself embroiled in a dispute, then our team can suggest you the best advice and assistance you need in making a claim. We possess the requisite experience and expertise in negotiating on your behalf and, if necessary, issuing/defending proceedings at the High Court or District Court depending on the nature and value of the claim being dealt with.
Every case is important and our lawyers are here to lead you in every step of the way ensuring you receive a service tailored to meet your needs. We can provide you with a thorough understanding on the different aspects of litigation and what impact it can have on yourself particularly, on your family or on your future. Litigation matters require meticulous examination of every issue because in case your claim fails, you carry the big risk of having to pay your opponent’s legal costs. Should you need any further assistance in this regard or feel as though you may have a dispute that requires an expert legal opinion to be resolved, then feel free to contact us immediately.
Should you struggle with a sudden issue, do not hesitate to ask for an online consultation, and in case of a more serious problems, you can count on us for assistance and representation in proceedings.
The litigation process in Bulgaria is performed according to the several articles in the Bulgarian Civil Procedure Code and the Judiciary Act.
Other legislative issues can be found in the Bar Act, the State Liability Acts and other documents. Our law office and our lawyers in Bulgaria are ready to support you legally in whole legal & court procedures in Bulgaria by resolving your legal issue and completion the litigation procedure to the end instance in a Bulgarian justice & court system.
The Bulgarian legal system has been constructed by several court levels which are as follows:
- The Bulgarian Constitutional Court;
- Two Supreme Courts (of Cassation cases and Administrative cases);
- Many regional courts (the lowest level of the system);
- Several district courts;
- About 5 appellate courts in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Bourgas, Veliko Tarnovo;
- A military court, with every district court in the regional cities.
Every claimant has got the right to choose where to submit his claim depending on his/her case. The procedure is strongly formal and it starts with the submitting of a claim before the competent court.
Civil litigation can be divided into several stages, including investigation, pleadings, discovery, pretrial proceedings, potential settlement or trial, and appeal.
The investigation process includes locating witnesses, taking witness statements, gathering documents, interviewing the client and investigating the facts. Litigation lawyers often engage in pre-litigation settlement discussions to resolve the matter before a lawsuit is filed.
This is typically the longest and most intensive stage of a case. The lawyers spend comparatively little time in trial for the exchange of information pertinent to the case goes through depositions, interrogatories, and subpoenas. When a case does go all the from filing documents with the court to initiate the case through resolution, can take anywhere from a few months to several years. The discovery process helps litigators gain relevant information, identify issues and formulate a strategy for the case.
In this stage lawyers consult with and advise clients; retain expert witnesses; attend pre-trial conferences and develop a trial strategy based on the facts and evidences. Litigation lawyers also conduct pre-trial depositions of experts and key witnesses.
At trial litigation lawyers present opening and closing statements, examine and cross-examine witnesses and craft a persuasive story for the judge through testimony and evidences. The lawyers also prepare jury instructions and conduct post-trial interviews of the jury.
Most cases never reach trial so instead they get settled in order to eliminate the risk and expenses of trial. At settlement stage, lawyers engage in negotiations with opposing parties; participate in mediations and settlement conferences with the parties and the judge. Finally, they create agreements, releases and other settlement materials.
If the civil & litigation lawyer does not obtain a favorable outcome at trial, he/she may appeal the case. It includes: drafting post-trial motions, identifying and preserving issues for appeal; developing appellate strategies; gathering evidence for the appellate record. Also, may include research procedural issues; drafting appellate documents and presenting verbal arguments before appellate courts.
The Bulgarian legal system doesn’t offer a very concrete time-framed schedule for every action on every claim. That is why the litigation procedures in Bulgaria are extended in a time. If you need our legal assistance, do not hesitate to contact us immediately on + 359 2 858 10 25 or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.