Areios Pagos is
divided in six civil law chambers, where cases of private
parties about matters of private law are introduced
(contractual, commercial, hereditary, real property rights,
labor law etc.) two penal law chambers and the plenary session.
does not review the facts of the case on the merits that it
has no third degree of jurisdiction. Only the legal correctness
of decisions issued by the Hellenic courts of first and second
instance is examined, on appeal to the Supreme Court.
Through its decisions, Areios Pagos ensures the uniform
interpretation and application of law which consequently results
in the equal judicial treatment of similar cases by its lower