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Is a sealed form SC001 Notice of Appeal (or application for permission to appeal) to the Supreme Court in the public domain?

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Published on LexisPSL on 17/05/2016

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  • Is a sealed form SC001 Notice of Appeal (or application for permission to appeal) to the Supreme Court in the public domain?

Is a sealed form SC001 Notice of Appeal (or application for permission to appeal) to the Supreme Court in the public domain?

The Supreme Court has its own Rules and Practice Directions which replace the Civil, Criminal and Taxation Practice Directions and standing orders of the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords.

Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 39(1) provides that:

'All documents filed become the property of the Court and original documents must be retained in the records of the Registry.'

SCR Practice Direction (PD) 7.2.5 provides:

'All forms and supporting documents which are filed become the property of the Court.'

SCR 39 provides that:

'(3) All documents held by the Court may be inspected by the press or members of the public on

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