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Handling Privy Council Appeals

July 25

The Commonwealth Lawyers Association invites you to join us for a discussion chaired by Lloyd De Vincenzi, and led by Richard Clayton KC, Desiree Artesi and Louise di Mambro OBE with a focus on “Handling Privy Council Appeals”.

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Our panellists Desiree Artesi will be exploring ‘constituting an appeal’, particularly focusing on composition of panels, instructing local attorneys vs PC agents and Appeals is of right, with leave of Court of Appeal from local court.

Richard Clayton KC will address ‘the appeal hearing’, specifically drafting statement of facts and issues, précis and chronology, drafting the written case, appeals of law vs appeals of fact and the principle of concurrent findings of fact, conducting the hearing for the Appellant, conducting the hearing for the respondent, reply submissions, dealing with costs after judgment.

Finally, Louise di Mambro OBE will explore the ‘rule changes’. New rules are being prepared for the JCPC and that these include some radical changes, particularly exploring: efiling via a portal for new cases, service postponed, new tighter timetable for cases, case management, publication of parties’ documents on the JCPC website.

Date: 25th July 2024


8.30 am Jamaica

9.30 am The Bahamas / Dominica / Trinidad and Tobago

2.30 pm United Kingdom

2.30 pm Nigeria

3.30 pm Zambia

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Chair & Opening remarks:


There will be a Q and A opportunity following our panel discussion. Should you wish to submit a question prior to the session, please email info@commonwealthlawyers.com referencing this event. Questions can also be submitted using the Q&A function during the webinar itself.