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.
This Practice Note considers making an application for permission to appeal. Applicants must first be sure that they wish to apply for permission to appeal a decision as opposed to applying for a variation to an order, for example, or asking the judge to expand upon their reasons. For further information, see Practice Note: Permission to appeal—preliminary considerations. Applicants should also be sure that they are proceeding in the correct court and that it has jurisdiction to deal with the application, see Practice Note: Starting an appeal—general
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