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What is the difference between an appeal and a review?

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Published on LexisPSL on 06/12/2013

The following Restructuring & Insolvency Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • What is the difference between an appeal and a review?
  • What is an appeal?
  • What is a review?
  • What is the difference?

What is the difference between an appeal and a review?

What is an appeal?

An appeal in insolvency proceedings is no different to an appeal in normal litigation. An appeal will be allowed only if the appeal court is satisfied that the decision of the lower court was 'wrong' or 'unjust because of a serious procedural or other irregularity in the proceedings in the lower court'. Further, permission from either the lower or higher court will be needed to apply to appeal the decision. For further reading on this, see our Practice Note: Appeals in insolvency proceedings.

What is a review?

Reviews in insolvency proceedings are where the court revisits and reviews an order already made by it. The review process (in both corporate and personal insolvency) enables a judge to review his own decision and for another judge to review a decision. 

The main reasons why an order will be reviewed (rather

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