Court of Appeal
The Court of Appeal, which sits in London at the Royal Courts of Justice, consists of two divisions:
The Civil Division, which hears appeals from:
- The three divisions of the High Court (Chancery, Queen's Bench and Family Division)
- From the County Courts across England and Wales,
- From certain Tribunals such as the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the Immigration Appeal Tribunal, the Lands Tribunal and the Social Security Commissioners.
The Criminal Division, which hears appeals from the Crown Court.
The Court of Appeal is the highest court within the Senior Courts, which also includes the High Court and Crown Court.
The Court of Appeal normally sits in up to 12 courts in the Royal Courts of Justice.
Court of Appeal's calendar year
The Court of Appeal's calendar year is divided into four terms. Hearings in the Court of Appeal are generally held during nine calendar months but the Court also sits during the vacations between terms.
The term dates for 2011 - 2012:
- Trinity Term - Tuesday 7th June 2011 to Friday 29th July 2011.
- Michaelmas Term - Monday 3rd October 2011 to Wednesday 21st December 2011
- Hilary Term - Wednesday 11th January 2012 to Wednesday 4th April 2012
- Easter Term - Tuesday 17th April 2012 to Friday 1st June 2012