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Appeals—re-opening of final appeals (R (on the application of Wingfield) v Canterbury City Council)

Appeals—re-opening of final appeals (R (on the application of Wingfield) v Canterbury City Council)
Published on: 01 December 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
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Dispute Resolution analysis: A second application to re-open a final determination of an appeal pursuant to CPR 52.30 failed when it was advanced on essentially the same grounds as before. The exceptionally high test to re-open a previous decision of the Court of Appeal was emphasised by the court. Practitioners in areas where swift and final decisions are important, such as in judicial review, will welcome the clear endorsement of the need for finality in appellate proceedings. Written by Barry Smith, associate at Aliant Law. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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