IMPORTANT CHANGES PROPOSED FOR PRIVY COUNCIL PROCEDURE: DO YOU KNOW THAT CONSULTATION ENDS ON 17 MAY 2024?

On 15 April 2024 the Privy Council began consulting on new Privy Council Rules which will significantly change the appeals procedure.  On 17 May 2024 the consultation ends.  But very few people seem to be aware of this deadline. Even fewer seem to realise that the proposed Rules involve a radical departure: that in the most significant appeals it decides (appeals where the Court of Appeal has granted leave or appeals where the Constitution permits appeals as of right), the Privy Council can now dismiss these appeals- without ever holding a hearing where oral submissions are made. 

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Richard Clayton KC