Preparation for an appeal and orders that may be made
Produced in partnership with David Salter of Mills & Reeve
Preparation for an appeal and orders that may be made

The following Family guidance note Produced in partnership with David Salter of Mills & Reeve provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Preparation for an appeal and orders that may be made
  • After permission is obtained (when required)
  • Where to file documents
  • Powers of the appeal court and orders that may be made
  • Private and public appeal hearings

For guidance on the general principles applied and applications for permission, see Practice Notes: Appeals—general principles, practice and procedure and Applications for permission to appeal in the Family Court. See also: Forms and fees.

After permission is obtained (when required)

The appellant

If the appeal court gives permission to appeal, the appeal bundle must be served on each respondent within seven days of receiving the permission order.

The appeal court will notify the parties of the date of the hearing or the listing window during which the appeal is most likely to be heard. It will also send the parties a copy of the order giving permission to appeal (where granted by the appeal court) and any other directions given.

If the appeal court has granted permission to appeal, the appellant must add the following documents to the bundle:

  1. the respondent's notice and skeleton argument (if there is one)

  2. those parts of the transcripts of evidence directly relevant to any question in the appeal

  3. the order granting permission to appeal and, if granted at an oral hearing, the transcript or note of the judgment

  4. any document that the appellant and respondent have agreed to add, if the respondent considers such documents necessary to enable the appeal court to reach its decision and wishes to rely on such document

Where permission has been refused