This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These rules, which come into force on 7 August 2006, amend the High Court Rules. In general terms, the amendments insert new rules governing the time and procedure for making an application to the Court for leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal in certain circumstances. Such applications were formerly governed by rules 13(2) and 14(1) of the Court of Appeal (Civil) Rules 2005. As a consequence, only the Court of Appeal could extend the time appointed in those rules for filing such an application in the Court. The revocation of those rules by the Court of Appeal (Civil) Amendment Rules 2006, which also come into force on 7 August 2006, and the insertion of these new rules mean that the Court's power under rule 6 to enlarge time will apply to these applications. Key features of the new rules are—
•they apply where an enactment provides for an appeal to the Court of Appeal with leave and that an application for that leave may be made to the High Court:
•an application to the Court for leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal must be filed within 20 working days after the decision appealed against is given:
•a respondent who wishes to cross-appeal must apply for leave to cross-appeal within 10 working days after the date on which the appellant's application for leave is served on the respondent:
•an application for leave to appeal or cross-appeal must be by interlocutory application.