Changes to appeals—what’s happening and when

23 Sep 2016 | 2 min read

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There are a number of changes to appeals which are due to come into force on 3 October 2016. The changes are intended to ease the burden on the Court of Appeal and can be summarized as follows:

  • the introduction of a new CPR 52 (the main part of the Civil Procedure Rules on appeals)
  • amendments to CPR PD 52C (on appeals to the Court of Appeal) to make that Practice Direction more user friendly and reduce paperwork before the Court of Appeal, and
  • a new destination of appeals order along with an amended CPR PD 52A removing the exceptions by which appeals from certain final decisions in the County Court would lie to the Court of Appeal

This follows months of consultations, draft proposals and more recently the release of two new statutory instruments. To help practioners navigate the changes and keep up to date on the latest releases, Lexis®PSL Dispute Resolution has produced a new Practice Note setting out all the important information in an easy-to-read table format. To see more, click here to see our latest Practice Note: Amendments to appeals—3 October 2016.

News flash: On 23 September 2016, the Ministry of Justice published the 86th Update—Practice Direction Amendments Making Document. For more information, see here.

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