‘FORUM shopping’ – to use some legal jargon – is the practice of getting your case heard in the place you think is most likely to come up with a favourable judgement.
After my legal practice revealed that the mayor of Marbella had bought an alleged €3 million tax evasion product from Luxembourg, she decided to file a complaint against me.
Rather than take the case to court, however, she went to the Spanish Law Society, and jurisdiction that she apparently thought was more ‘claimant-friendly’ to her case.
But this was not to be.
The Law Society deemed itself an inappropriate place to air disputes between lawyers and private individuals and closed the case.
A little victory for us… yet a big defeat for the Marbella mayor.