The Court of Appeal is attempting to deal with a backlog. The Civil Procedure (Amendment No.3) Rules 2016 come into force on the 3rd October 2016. The primary change is in relation to the way in which applications for permission to appeal are dealt with in the Court of Appeal.
THE APPEALS THE NEW RULES APPLY TO
The key date is the date of the appellant’s appeal notice or the date of request for a review or reconsideration. The date of the judgment or decision being appealed against is not,therefore, the key date.
THE RULES AS TO THE TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
“16.—(1) Where an appellant’s notice has been issued before 3rd October 2016, the provisions of Part 52 in force immediately before that date continue to apply in relation to that case.
(2) Where a request was made under rule 52.16 before 3rd October 2016 for—
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