Starting an appeal—general provisions

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

  • Starting an appeal—general provisions
  • Coronavirus—implications for appeals
  • Hearings
  • Court of Appeal—urgent business prioritised
  • High Court, including the Administrative Court, QBD and Business & Property Courts (B&PCs)—urgent business and business as usual ‘as far as possible’
  • Civil court listing priorities (County Court)
  • Counter closures (including implications for filing documents, contacting the court and payment of fees)
  • Civil circuit guidance
  • Who can bring an appeal?
  • General points and tips for completing the appellant's notice
  • More...

Starting an appeal—general provisions

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.

Practitioners may wish to note:

  1. 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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