Appellant's notice—pre October 2012 [Archived]
Appellant's notice—pre October 2012 [Archived]

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

  • Appellant's notice—pre October 2012 [Archived]
  • Form of notice
  • Appellant's notice—small claims
  • Tips on completing the appellant's notice
  • Precedents
  • Documents to be filed
  • Skeleton arguments
  • Suitable record of judgment
  • Time limits
  • Filing
  • More...

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

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. For guidance on the current provisions applying to starting an appeal, see Practice Notes: Grounds for appealing and preliminary considerations, Starting an appeal—destination of civil appeals and Starting an appeal—general provisions.

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.

Form of notice

The appellant's notice sets out the appellant's case for the appeal. It is in a prescribed form:

  1. Form N164 to appeal small claims track decisions

  2. Form N161 to appeal all other cases (apart from appeals to the Supreme Court)

Appellant's notice—small claims

The appellant must file and serve the notice in Form N164. The following documents must also be filed with the notice:

  1. a sealed copy of the order being appealed

  2. any order giving or refusing permission to appeal

  3. any other document referred to in CPR PD 52, paras 5.6 and 5.6A

  4. a suitable record of the reasons for judgment of the lower court (where ordered to be filed by the court so that it can decide whether to grant

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