Maksym Lavrynovych, Managing Partner of Lavrynovych & Partners Law Firm, delivered a speech entitled «Work performed by an advocate in preparing acceptance of complaints to the Supreme Court of Ukraine. Common Mistakes» at the First All-Ukrainian Civil Forum of the Ukrainian Advocates’ Association held in Kyiv on March 23.
In his speech, Maksym Lavrynovych identified the main reasons for refusal to accept a decision of cassation instance court for revision by the Supreme Court of Ukraine. «Practice shows that only an insignificant percentage of cases are accepted for revision, – he said. Our target is to increase that percentage, first of all, by ensuring the high quality of work performed by an advocate and the quality of the search for decisions that may serve as evidence of ambiguous interpretation of the substantive law provisions».
Maksym Lavrynovych highlighted the non-availability of absolutely clear criteria for identifying reasons to accept decisions for revision by the Supreme Court of Ukraine and insufficient quality of information resources to ensure challenging of decisions of cassation courts. «The Uniform State Register of Court Decisions is not 100% complete, – pointed out Maksym Lavrynovych. – This deprives an advocate of the possibility to seek decisions of cassation instance courts to the full extent, which limits the possibilities for justifying an application for a decision of cassation instance court to be revised by the Supreme Court of Ukraine».