ALL APPEALS . . . know the procedures
We set out below all the information and documents that we think you need to know in relation to Appeals.
We then provide you with more specific information in relation to appeals :
. . . from the Disputes Tribunal to the District Court
. . . from the District Court to the High Court
. . . from the High Court to the Court of Appeal
. . . from the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court
. . . from the Court of Appeal finally to the Privy Council. (Very limited)
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Whenever a decision is made against you in any Court of Law or any Tribunal you have the right of at least one appeal.
However, there are strict rules about appeals and the grounds for an appeal vary from Court to Court and from Tribunal to Tribunal.
You must be very careful to understand your rights of appeal in relation to any particular case.
Before you start on any case itself you should have an eye to the future so that you know your appeal rights and that you do not slip up on any technical point or time limit point.
1. The first important point to emphasise is that there is usually only a 28 day period or a 20 working days period to appeal.You must be very careful to check your time limits. In some cases there used to be only 7 days or 21 days to appeal and some shortened appeal time limits still apply but generally there is a 28 day right of appeal.
Recent amendments have changed this to a 20 working days time limit so BE CAREFUL that you research your time limits careful. The Court can extend the time but will not do so if you just forgot".
In most cases you have the right to apply for leave to appeal out of time but do not take the risk of leaving an appeal out of time.
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