Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 261 (Mar)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Ward and Keene LJJ

Representation The wife appeared in person.
  The husband appeared in person.
Judgment Dates: 18 March 2002


Practice - Family proceedings - Ancillary relief - Appeal - District judge making order in ancillary relief proceedings - Husband applying for permission to appeal against order - Circuit judge refusing permission to appeal - Whether appeal lying from district judge to circuit judge by right in family proceedings.

The Case

Although there was a requirement for permission to appeal from a district judge's order in order to get an appeal before the circuit judge in county court proceedings or a High Court judge in the High Court, that requirement did not apply to family proceedings as appeal lay from the district judge to the circuit judge by right.

Practice Areas

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