Court of Appeal

This is the major appeal court and the judges here go under the title of “Lord Justice” (they earn over £180,000) and there are just 38 of them.

Appeals will come from the Crown Courts in criminal cases and in civil they are from County and High Courts.

The Court of Appeal hears appeals from lower courts, this may be because one party feels that the law was unfairly applied or some procedural error occurred.

In criminal cases it will be the defence appealing over the verdict or punishment whereas in a civil case either party can technically bring an appeal but it will be the one who feels the most hard done by who will take it forward.

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