Grounds for appealing and preliminary considerations
Grounds for appealing and preliminary considerations

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

  • Grounds for appealing and preliminary considerations
  • Coronavirus—implications for appeals
  • What can be appealed?
  • When does time start to run for an appeal?
  • To appeal or apply to strike out?
  • What will be the scope of any appeal?
  • When will the court allow an appeal?
  • Can the decision of the lower court be said to be wrong?
  • Can the decision of the lower court be said to be unjust?
  • When is a court likely to interfere with a decision based on serious procedural irregularity?
  • More...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and procedure in the civil courts that have been introduced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The key implications for civil appeals are set out below. For general guidance on the implications of the pandemic for dispute resolution practitioners, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution.

This Practice Note contains guidance to the provisions contained within CPR 52, CPR PD 52A, CPR PD 52B and CPR PD 52C. It provides general guidance on appeals and covers some of the initial considerations for appellants. It identifies some of the most common grounds of appeal in appeals to the County Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. For more information on the scope of this content, see: Civil appeals: general and preliminary considerations—overview.

In addition to all and any relevant CPR provisions, practitioners should also comply with any provisions in any court guide applicable to the division in which the case is proceeding, see Practice Note: Civil appeals—court specific guidance.

Coronavirus—implications for appeals

For guidance on the measures that have been introduced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic that are of relevance to those involved in appeals in the civil courts and which may impact the guidance concerning normal practice set out in

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