Supreme Court—starting and managing the appeal
Supreme Court—starting and managing the appeal

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

  • Supreme Court—starting and managing the appeal
  • Coronavirus—implications for appeals to the UK Supreme Court (UKSC)
  • Application for permission to appeal, where permission is required
  • Starting an appeal where permission to appeal is not needed—Notice of appeal
  • Notice of appeal contents
  • Notice of appeal—serving and filing
  • Amending the notice of appeal
  • Notice of intention to proceed following the grant of permission
  • Acknowledgment of notice of appeal/notice of intention to proceed by respondent
  • Cross-appeals
  • More...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For details of the specific measures introduced by the UK Supreme Court in response to the pandemic, see Practice Note: Supreme Court—general provisions and considerations—Coronavirus—implications for appeals to the UK Supreme Court (UKSC). For further 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 looks at how to start and conduct an appeal in the Supreme Court (UKSC) where permission to appeal is not needed—Notice of appeal, including the requirements for the contents, form, filing and service of a notice of appeal. It covers the notice of intention to proceed following the grant of permission as well as acknowledgment of notice of appeal/notice of intention to proceed by respondent. It also deals with documents for the appeal hearing, including the agreed statement of relevant facts and issues and appendix, and fixing the substantive hearing date. Finally it sets out the rules for the form, content, filing and service of the appellants' and respondents' cases for the appeal hearing.

Note:

  1. throughout this Practice Note, references to the Supreme Court Rules 2009, SI 2009/1603, are abbreviated to 'SCR'. Further, the Practice Directions to those Rules are referred to as 'SCR PD'

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