Appeal

This is the term used when an application is made to a higher court or other body for review of a decision taken by a lower court.

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If a party is not satisfied with a decision of a court or tribunal then they may have a right of appeal to a higher court.  Application is then made to a higher court or other body for review of a decision taken by a lower court or tribunal. The higher court may overturn or uphold or set aside (i.e. reject) the lower court’s decision. Often, permission or leave is required before an appeal to can be heard.

 

Appeal a sentence or conviction - GOV.UK

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