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NOTE: SAVE FOR WHERE THE APPEAL NOTICE WAS FILED OR PERMISSION TO APPEAL WAS OBTAINED BEFORE 1 OCTOBER 2012, THIS PRACTICE NOTE IS FOR HISTORIC PURPOSES ONLY.
Further, the CPR rules and practice directions referred to in this guidance will link through to the existing provisions and not those effective before 1 October 2012. For the pre-October 2012 provisions, please see the attached pdf documents.
CPR 52 (old)
CPR PD 52 (old)
Where the appeal is from a decision of the county court or a district judge of the High Court, the CPR sets out which specific court should hear the appeal. Consult CPR PD 52, paragraphs 8.1–8.14.
Appeal hearings are normally limited to a review of the decision of the lower court unless:
a practice direction provides otherwise, or
it would be in the interests of justice to hold a re-hearing
Hearings will normally be confined to the matters set out in the appeal notices.
However, a hearing will be a re-hearing where the appeal is from the decision of a minister, person or other body where:
the minister, person or other body did no
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