Appeals to the Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court
Produced in partnership with David Salter of Mills & Reeve
Appeals to the Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court

The following Family guidance note Produced in partnership with David Salter of Mills & Reeve provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Appeals to the Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeal
  • Supreme Court
  • Second appeals
  • Costs
  • Litigants in person

Court of Appeal

Appeals to the Court of Appeal are governed by Part 52 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998, SI 1998/3132 (CPR) and CPR PD 52C. Changes to Pt 52 and PD 52C were introduced with effect from 3 October 2016 when a new Pt 52 was substituted by the Civil Procedure (Amendment No 3) Rules 2016, SI 2016/788.

With effect from 1 August 2015, revised hear‐by dates apply to all cases in the Court of Appeal filed after 31 July 2015. The hear-by date will vary depending on whether permission to appeal was granted in the lower court or, if by the Court of Appeal, whether on paper or at an oral renewal hearing. In addition the hear-by dates will vary depending on the nature of the proceedings, eg:

  1. in children cases (not including financial remedies) the date will range from two to five months (depending on how permission to appeal was granted)

  2. in child financial remedy cases, the hear-by date will range from six to 12 months, and

  3. in financial remedy cases (not including financial remedies for children) the hear-by dates will range from 11 to 19 months

Hear‐by dates are measured from the date an appellant’s notice is issued in the Court of Appeal to the date the appeal is likely to be heard. In the exercise