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Applications for Leave to Appeal

The Supreme Court Rules 2004 set out the procedural requirements that need to be satisfied in applying for leave to bring an appeal.

The parties to an application for leave may make written submissions to the court but neither the parties nor their representatives have a right to appear before the court on the application unless the court allows this. Any two or more judges can act as the court in deciding an application for leave but the court sits as the full bench of five judges when dealing with any substantive appeals.

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