All change for appeals CPR 52—2016 in review [Archived]
All change for appeals CPR 52—2016 in review [Archived]

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • All change for appeals CPR 52—2016 in review [Archived]
  • Changes to appeals in 2016—what do you need to know?
  • Backlog in the Court of Appeal—the need for change
  • Raising the threshold for permission to appeal and dealing with permission to appeal and other applications in the Court of Appeal—a new CPR 52
  • Re-routing cases away from the Court of Appeal—a new destination of appeals order
  • Using judicial resources effectively—tightening CPR PD 52C to reduce the administrative burden and the use of two judge courts
  • Key changes to appeals in 2016
  • What does the 2017 landscape look like for appeals?
  • Changes to appeals in 2016—closing remarks

ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information purposes only. Further, some of the links may not direct you to the provisions as at the date the guidance in this Practice Note was published.

Changes to appeals in 2016—what do you need to know?

2016 saw the culmination of many months of consultations and meetings focused on tackling the backlog of cases in the Court of Appeal. A number of changes were proposed to reduce the workload in the Court of Appeal including raising the threshold test for permission to appeal. Not all of the proposed changes made it through the consultation process, but many did, resulting in (among other things) a brand new CPR 52, significant changes to the Practice Directions (in particular CPR PD 52A and CPR PD 52C) and the re-routing of appeals away from the Court of Appeal.

In this review of 2016 we consider:

  1. the challenges faced by the Court of Appeal and the proposals to meet those challenges—see below

  2. the significant changes made in 2016 to appeals, focusing on the new CPR 52, significant changes to the Practice Directions and the re-routing of appeals —see below

  3. what the appeals landscape might look like in 2017 in terms of the practical effect of the 2016 amendments and further proposed changes—see below