The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
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.
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 this Practice Note, see: Starting an appeal—general provisions—Coronavirus—implications for appeals.
Whether the appeal is a first or second appeal, permission to appeal will initially be considered on the papers (see CPR 52.4(1) and CPR 52.5(1)). A hearing of the application for permission to appeal will only take place in the following circumstances:
in the County Court and High Court—when the person seeking permission requests the decision refusing permission to appeal on the papers to be reconsidered at an oral hearing unless the judge who has refused permission to appeal without an oral hearing has made an
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