Please note, the purpose of this section is solely to illustrate key elements of the process to those who are daunted by, or unfamiliar with, this form of redress. If any organisation is considering taking any form of legal action against the Commission, they should first take professional legal advice to ensure that they are fully informed prior to and during any such proceedings
What can I do if I am unhappy with the Judge's decision?
Appeal after refusal of permission
19.1 If you are unhappy with the Court's decision in a civil matter you can appeal to the Court of Appeal Civil Division (with permission of the Court of Appeal (CPR Part 52.15)). Application to the Court of Appeal for permission to Appeal must be made within 7 days of the refusal by the Administrative Court of permission to apply for judicial review.
Appeal after substantive hearing
19.2 In substantive applications, permission to appeal may be sought from the Administrative Court when it determines the claim for judicial review. If an application for permission to appeal is not made at the conclusion of the case, the application for permission to appeal must be made to the Court of Appeal Civil Division within 21 days (CPR Part 52.3 & 52.4).
19.3 Guidance as to procedure should be sought from the Civil Appeals Office, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL.
Where can I get advice about procedural matters?
20.1 If in doubt about any procedural matter you can contact the relevant Administrative Court Office, telephone numbers below. Court staff cannot give legal advice as to the merits of a case.
Birmingham Civil Justice Centre – 0121 681 3043 or 0121 681 3181;
Cardiff Civil Justice Centre – 029 2037 6400;
Leeds Combined Court Centre – 0113 306 2578;
Manchester Civil Justice Centre – 0161 240 5313 or 0161 240 5314;
The Royal Courts of Justice in London – 020 7947 6205 or 020 7947 6655.
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