Appeals to the Supreme Court in insolvency proceedings
Appeals to the Supreme Court in insolvency proceedings

The following Restructuring & Insolvency guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Appeals to the Supreme Court in insolvency proceedings
  • Preliminary considerations
  • Permission to appeal
  • Management of the appeal
  • Appeal hearing
  • Costs, fees and copy requirements
  • Overview of the changes from the previous House of Lords regime

The Supreme Court is the final court of appeal in the UK. It hears cases of the greatest public or constitutional importance and plays an important role in the development of United Kingdom law. It hears appeals on arguable points of law of general public importance from, among others, the civil division of the Court of Appeal and, in some very limited cases, the High Court.

Preliminary considerations

To be able to appeal to the Supreme Court, you are generally required to obtain permission to appeal. Permission to appeal to the Supreme Court can be granted by the Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court itself. In very limited circumstances, the High Court can grant permission in a process known as a 'leap frog' appeal under s 12 of the Administration of Justice Act 1969. The relevant rules are set out in the Supreme Court Rules 2009, SI 2009/1603 (SCR) and accompanying Practice Directions. This can be sought from the Court of Appeal immediately after the judgment you are seeking to appeal is handed down or by application to the Supreme Court.

Permission to appeal

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