When we receive your notice of appeal, we’ll check it to make sure it includes the required information then send a copy of it to ACC.
You will receive an acknowledgement letter along with an initial minute which sets out the next steps.
A conference may be held to ensure progress is being made on the appeal and everyone has the information they need.
We’ll send you a notice of hearing at least 10 days before your hearing begins.
If both parties agree, the hearing can be ‘on the papers’. This means the Registry may make a decision based on the written submissions of the parties and you and the other party don’t need to attend a formal hearing. Please note: even if both parties agree the Registry decides how an appeal will be heard.
If you do have to attend a formal hearing, we’ll tell you the date and time. The hearing will be open to the public unless a request is made for it to be held in private.
Hearings are formal and generally follow this order:
If you don't follow the court's orders, this will be reported to the Registry. Failure to comply with directions may result in your appeal being dismissed.
The Registry will send you a written copy of its decision.
You can appeal the Registry’s decision to the High Court but only on a question of law – that is, if you think the Registry got the law wrong when it made its decision. You should seek legal advice before appealing to the High Court.
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