Changes to appeals

On 3 October there are a number of changes to appeals due to come into force.  The changes are intended to lighten the load on the Court of Appeal and are summarised below:

  • 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
  • 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

For more details: 86th Update to the Civil Procedure Rules