Leave to appeal

The Supreme Court may grant leave to appeal, if this is important for

  • the application of the law or
  • the consistency of court practice,
  • if there is a special reason for the same owing to a procedural or other error which would ensue in the decision being overturned or struck off, or
  • if there is some other weighty reason for the same.

The request for leave to appeal must indicate the grounds for seeking the leave, and the reasons why the appellant considers such grounds to exist. Moreover, the request must specify the decision of the court of appeal that the appellant seeks to have amended.

No leave to appeal is needed for cases that have been decided by the court of appeal at first instance.

Published 8.8.2018