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An application for permission to appeal a District Judge's decision was refused by a Circuit Judge after an oral hearing. What is the further route of appeal, if any?

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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk
Published on LexisPSL on 07/01/2021

The following Dispute Resolution Q&A produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • An application for permission to appeal a District Judge's decision was refused by a Circuit Judge after an oral hearing. What is the further route of appeal, if any?

Appeals in cases governed by the CPR are dealt with procedurally in CPR 52 and the various associated practice directions.

CPR 52.4 provides that where an application for permission to appeal is made to an appeal court other than the Court of Appeal, the appeal court will determine the application on paper (CPR 52.4(1)) but, unless following the paper assessment the appeal is dismissed as being totally without merit by a High Court Judge, Designated Civil Judge or Specialist Circuit Judge (CPR 52.3), the person seeking permission may request that the decision be reconsidered at an oral hearing. For further information, see Practice Notes: Starting an appeal—destination of civil appeals and Pe

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