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Where an appeal from a first instance decision in a private children case has been determined, a party would require permission to bring a second appeal (ie an appeal against the decision made on the first appeal). The threshold for obtaining permission on a second appeal is higher.
One has to look to the CPR to determine the permission test and the correct procedural route. The Family Procedure Rules (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955 generally apply to appeals from decisions of the Family Court, however, while FPR 2010, SI 2010/2955, 30.3(1B) and (2) set out when permission to appeal is, or is not, required under FPR 2010, SI 2010/2955 to appeal against a decision or order of the family court, those rules do not apply where the route of appeal from a decision or order of the family court is to the Court of Appeal, namely where the appeal is against a decision or order made by a circuit judge or recorder, inter alia, where that decision or order was itself made on an appeal to the family court (FPR 2010, SI 2010
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