12 Right of appeal

(1)

An individual may appeal to the High Court against the decision of the District Court if the District Court declines to make an order under section 10.

(2)

An individual may appeal to the Court of Appeal against the decision of the High Court if the High Court declines to make an order under section 10.

(3)

An appeal under this section must be brought in accordance with the appropriate rules of court within 28 days of the decision, or within such further time as the High Court or the Court of Appeal (as the case may be) may allow on application made before or after the expiration of that period.

(4)

An appeal under this section is by way of rehearing.

(5)

On the hearing of an appeal under this section, a court may confirm, reverse, or modify the decision appealed against.

Section 12(1): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).