Contributed By Pérez-Llorca
The SCPA foresees the procedure by which parties who are neither claimants nor defendants can intervene in the proceedings.
The parties who prove having a direct and legitimate interest in the outcome of the case can apply to join the proceedings. In such case, the claimant and the defendant shall be given the opportunity to make allegations and once the court has heard both, it shall rule on the admissibility of the request to intervene.
Claimants can also call a third party to intervene in the proceedings, who has certain interest on the outcome of the case and is given the same opportunities to act and defend itself as the parties in the proceedings.