Responding to an appellant's notice—the written statement and respondent's notice

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

  • Responding to an appellant's notice—the written statement and respondent's notice
  • Coronavirus—implications for appeals
  • Who is a respondent for the purposes of an appeal?
  • What should you do when served with an appellant's notice?
  • When is a respondent required to file a respondent's notice?
  • Responding to an appellant's notice in the Court of Appeal—respondent's statements
  • Costs of the respondent's written statement
  • Next steps after the written statement
  • Can you strike out an appeal notice—Rule 52.18?
  • Applications to reconsider permission to appeal—High Court and County Court
  • More...

Responding to an appellant's notice—the written statement and respondent's notice

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 contains guidance to the provisions contained within CPR 52 and CPR PD 52A. These general provisions apply to appeals to the County Court, the High Court and the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal. For more information on the scope of this content, see: Civil appeals: general and preliminary considerations—overview. For guidance on appeals to the UK Supreme Court (UKSC), see: Appeals to the Supreme Court—overview. In addition to all and any relevant CPR provisions, practitioners should also comply with any provisions in any court guide applicable to the division in which the case is proceeding, see Practice Note: Civil appeals—court specific guidance.

Additional provisions on starting an appeal in the County Court or the High Court and in the Court of Appeal are contained within CPR PD 52B and CPR PD 52C respectively. As such, this guidance note should be read in

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