Too Many Judges

Anton Ivanov, the Chairman of the Supreme Commercial Court, plans to cut the number of judges, so that he would be able to increase wages to the rest. First, however, the caseload must be reduced. ‘We need to face the truth’, he said, ‘there will be no additional injections into the court system and we need to develop in another direction, to reduce the number of cases and, consequently, to reduce the number of judges.’

He mentioned four ways to move on: a mandatory pre-trial appeal of decisions of administrative bodies, encouraging mediation and out-of-court settlements, giving more power to the court clerks and further computerization.