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If an application for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court is refused by the Supreme Court, is this the final decision or can this be appealed?

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Published on LexisPSL on 17/10/2016

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  • If an application for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court is refused by the Supreme Court, is this the final decision or can this be appealed?

If an application for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court is refused by the Supreme Court, is this the final decision or can this be appealed?

The Supreme Court is the final court of appeal in the UK for civil cases. It hears cases of the greatest public or constitutional importance affecting the whole population and plays an important role in the development of UK 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.

The Supreme Court has its own set of rules (Supreme Court Rules 2009, SI 2009/1603) (SCR) and its own set of Practice Directions. These are entirely separate to the Civil Procedure Rules 1998, SI 1998/3132 (CPR 1998) which govern procedure in the County Courts, High Court and Court of Appeal. An application for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court direct to the

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