Preparation for an appeal and orders that may be made
Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder
Preparation for an appeal and orders that may be made

The following Family practice note produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 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)
  • The appellant
  • The respondent
  • Where to file documents
  • Appeals in the Family Court
  • Appeals to the High Court
  • Powers of the appeal court and orders that may be made
  • Test for allowing an appeal
  • Private and public appeal hearings

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in England and Wales during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and until further notice, which profoundly affects normal practice, including requirements for the majority of family hearings to be dealt with remotely and in relation to High Court, Family Division appeals, which are to be submitted by email, see: How to submit an appeal during the COVID-19 crisis. For details about the changes to court processes and procedures during this time, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID–19)—news and resources for family lawyers. In addition, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit provides easy access to news, practical guidance and Q&As from across a number of Practice Areas (subject to subscription). This Practice Note sets out the procedure prior to the pandemic and during this period of disruption to the justice system, practitioners should be aware that local practice may vary.

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

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