The Supreme Court managed to cut the average length of its cases from 245 days in 2014 to last year’s 112 days. The court’s Chief Justice, Daniela Švecová, attributed the improvement to an increase in the number of judges’ assistants from 32 to 87. Every judge now has an assistant.
Overall, though, the length of cases in all Slovak courts increased last year. Business cases took 21.6 months to resolve last year, up from 13.8 months in 2011.