The Court of Appeal Practice Directions contain information helpful to the media and information helpful to litigants who represent themselves in the Court of Appeal.
There are two booklets which may provide assistance:
- How to Commence and Respond to a Civil Appeal (PDF)
- How to Commence and Respond to a Criminal Appeal (PDF)
- How to Commence and Respond to a Family Law Appeal
The practice and procedure of the Court of Appeal is governed by legislation and the decisions of the Court.
Procedure in civil matters is governed by the Judicature Act, and the Rules of Civil Procedure. Rule 61 of the Rules of Civil Procedure specifically governs appeals in civil cases. Particular attention should be paid to Rule 61 (PDF) and its forms.
Other statutes and rules may govern in specific situations, such as appeals and reviews from administrative bodies.
Use of Electronic Devices
Learn more about the use of electronic devices in the Court of Appeal.