Permission to appeal—preliminary considerations
Permission to appeal—preliminary considerations

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

  • Permission to appeal—preliminary considerations
  • Coronavirus—implications for appeals
  • What is permission to appeal?
  • When is permission to appeal required?
  • To appeal or to vary or set aside?
  • Application to reopen the trial
  • What is the threshold test for permission to appeal?
  • First appeals—real prospect of success or some other compelling reason
  • Second appeals—real prospect of success and raises an important point of principle or practice
  • First and second appeals
  • 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 provides guidance on permission to appeal (PTA) under Part 52 of the CPR. For detailed guidance on how to apply for permission to appeal under Part 52 of the CPR, see Practice Note: Permission to appeal—the application. For guidance on the hearing of an application for permission to appeal and what to do after the hearing, see Practice Note: Permission to appeal—hearing and next steps.

In addition to advising a client of the effect, implication and consequences of bringing an appeal, including those relating to costs, practitioners should also be aware of (and prepared to discuss the possibility of) the court granting permission on a limited or conditional basis, see Practice Notes: Permission to appeal—hearing and next steps—Limited permission to appeal and Imposing conditions on an appeal respectively.

For examples of where the court has and has not granted permission to appeal, see Practice Note: Permission to appeal—hearing and next steps—Determining an application for

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